50 Word Thursday # 48

It’s time again for that brilliant creative writing challenge, the 50 Word Thursday challenge.

I am taking it in turns to host this challenge with Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four. Click on the link below to see her post about the results of last weeks challenge:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2019/11/28/50-word-thursday-47-the-results/

So, now to this weeks challenge:

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is the picture for this week:

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And the Words: “I turned instinctively toward the menagerie because this was the cue for the elephant act.” – Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

 

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge. I will gather together all the entries and publish a results post on Wednesday.

Have fun. 🙂

Twittering Tales – Too much Water.

Photo by WikiImages at Pixabay.com

As he looked down, bundled up in his airtight space suit, he considered something his training seemed to omit. The sight of all that water rising on Earth made him regret having that large cup of tea.

Chalk it up to experience. He hoped he’ll make it back to the ship in time.

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This was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales challenge, see the link below:

Twittering Tales #133 – 23 April 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/tea/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/rdp-tuesday-chalk/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/your-daily-word-prompt-omit-april-23-2019/

 

 

A Picture by the Sea – A poem for Kreative Kue 210

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This poem was written for the Kreative Kue challenge, see the link below:

https://keithchanning.wordpress.com/2019/03/11/kreative-kue-210/comment-page-1/#comment-11436

I think that it is such a great picture, evocative and poignant. I hope my poem does this picture justice.

 

I took a picture of you,

Standing in the sea,

the water lapping at your feet,

as you smiled up at me.

Those days were simply perfect,

Though we didn’t know it then,

That life, as often happens,

Would change and change again.

Not long after the picture was taken,

I said farewell to you,

I watched you sail from my life

I cried for a week or two.

That seems a lifetime ago,

In many ways it was,

Our lives have drifted far apart,

And I’m to blame, because,

I left those words unspoken,

I didn’t tell you how I felt,

And that’s why our lives were broken

By the bitter hand, fate dealt.

Each and every day I wander,

By the water’s edge, I lurk,

Gazing at the sea that took you

Into the darkness and the murk.

It’s here I took a picture of you,

Standing in that sea,

How I wish that here and now,

You were smiling next to me.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 14/March/2019

This weeks challenge from the Go Dog Go Cafe was to write something that involved Water. Well, I think this poem does that. If you wish to take part in the Tuesday Writing Prompt from the Go Dog Go Cafe click on the link below:

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge March 12, 2019

I have also included the following word prompt:

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/your-daily-word-prompt-sail-march-14-2019/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/justice/

Wits End Photo Challenge – Peace.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peace

I thought this was a quite peaceful picture.

Unfortunately I am not entirely sure where I took this picture. It was amongst the ones I took of New Zealand, so It could be near Waitangi on the North Island.

It also looks a bit like some of the photos I took of the Isle of Skye, so it could be there…

Anyway I think it looks peaceful, and I hope you do too.

🙂