50 Word Thursday #98 – Always Late


“He took a deep breath and his nostrils flared, almost as if he tried, like a hunting hound, to take my scent.”  The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief – Lisa Tuttle

I kept looking to see if there was any sign of the vehicle coming down the dusty road. All I saw was a lizard crossing the track. Mid way across he took a deep breath and his nostrils flared, almost as if he tried, like a hunting hound, to take my scent. Then it disappeared into the undergrowth.

It was impertinent but it was a family joke that he was always late. Even at his Birth he was nearly two weeks overdue. They always said he’d be late for his own funeral.

Sadly, now it turns out they were right.

[100 Words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday challenge:


I have also included the following Word Prompts:


50 Word Thursday – The Results!

Whoops, I forgot to post the results of last Thursday’s 50 Word Thursday Challenge. You must have wondered ‘did I abandon you?’ well here is the post.

If you haven’t come across the 50 words Thursday challenge as yet, then this may seem a little incoherent, but read on and you may discover a great weekly challenge.

The contest is over for another week.

In collaboration with Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, I am continuing the 50 word Thursday Challenge that was hosted by Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four. Deb has decided to call it a day with the challenge and move on to other things.

Teresa and I both thought it such a shame and have agreed to try keeping it going, taking it in turns to play host.

The Challenge was to write a story or poem in 50 word multiples up to a maximum of 250 words in response to a photo prompts and a sentence.

So here’s the picture for LAST week:

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And here are the words:

The rigid formality of the place suffocated her – Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. 


Here is my post from last Thursday:


And here are the excellent entries for the challenge:


First off the starting blocks was Michele Jones with this:



50 words Thursdays #11



50 Word Thursday — Cold


The Quest — A Multi-Prompt Tale



So have a browse through these stories and let their authors know what you think.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Now Teresa, It’s over to you!