50 Word Thursday # 26 – The Deceptisaurus.

Image by Prawny from Pixabay

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery


The amazing painting had gripped his interest. He stood in that long empty hall and gazed entranced at the canvas. He had the gallery to himself at that time of the morning, plus not many people visited the museum of abstract art any more. Not since the museum of television opened up next door. You could chart the rapid decrease in culture directly in correlation to the rise of television.

Standing in awe of the use of multifarious colour, the ingenuity of the artist, the almost melodious explosion of shape and form, he was taken by surprise when the monster emerged from the image and ate him for breakfast.

The Deceptisaurus is a creature known for its cunning and ability to blend into the background. Everyone knew that. That’s why it was called the Deceptisaurus. It was an obvious fact and there is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

[150 Words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday challenge, this week hosted by The Haunted Wordsmith. See her post below:



I have also included the following word prompts:


FOWC with Fandango — Chart






The Music Maiden – A short poem, Inspired by Kira’s Sunday Scribbles



Music Maiden


You are a music maiden,

Your melody flows around.

With talent you’re beladen,

Your creativity, unbound.


The notes and keys bounce round your knees.

The tune sounds clear when you are near.


Without any ambiguity,

We marvel at your ingenuity.

Long may we hear your joyful song,

One day, we may sing along.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 27/August/2018




FOWC with Fandango — Ingenuity