50 Word Thursday – The Garden of Solace.

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The words: “He hoped that by remaining where he was, he might do some good, even there.” – Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

The Garden of Solace

The little row of houses, each one a match of the one next to it, looked so tranquil and idyllic, yet they hid a dark secret.

Walking the path through beautiful gardens, you couldn’t hear a noise, except for the peaceful buzzing of bees and some birdsong, yet deep beneath the buildings people would writhe in torment and screamed out in agony as they received electrotherapy.

He tried his best to bring comfort to the patients while the doctors used medieval methods to heal their sick minds. He thought many times of leaving, to work in less traumatic conditions but he hoped that by remaining where he was, he might do some good even there.

He extinguished his cigarette by grinding it into the chalk path with the heel of his boot and returned to his job tending those tranquil gardens and gathering bouquets of flowers to soothe damaged souls.

[150 Words]

 Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 06/July/2019

 

 This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge, click on the link below to see the original post:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/07/03/50-word-thursday-27/

It isn’t too late to take part in this challenge if you’d like to. The challenge ends on Wednesday evening when I will post all the entries that have been received for this week and a new challenge will begin again on Thursday. 

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/07/06/fowc-with-fandango-writhe/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/volley/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/rdp-saturday-sick/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/your-daily-word-prompt-noise-july-6-2019/

What do you see? – Seeker.

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This poem was written for Helene Vaillant’s What do you See Challenge on Willow Poetry.

Click on the link below if you’d like to take part:

What do you See? May 7/2019

 

 

Life Is like a child’s game

Without a match, the future’s blind.

The rules for everyone are just the same.

You must seek and ye shall find.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 08/May/2019

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/rdp-tuesday-match/

Twittering Tales – Clearly a Job for…

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Photo by jplenio at Pixabay.com

As he glided across his rooftop pool supported by a noodle, Suddenly the sky turned black across Gotham City.

He admired several of his enemy’s traits. Lex was tenacious, forthright and had the Imagination to think of something to cause havoc. Now He’d met his match in Superman.

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This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge.

Twittering Tales #135 – 7 May 2019

 

I have also included the following word Prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/noodle/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/rdp-tuesday-match/

FOWC with Fandango — Forthright

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/05/07/your-daily-word-prompt-tenacious-may-7-2019/