Twittering Tales -The Reckoning.

Photo by Nadiya Ploschenko at Unsplash.com

 

She felt butterflies in her middle and an intense heat that made sweat roll down her back.

She used to think sweat was sensual, remembering a steamy night when Steve came to talk but left her so emotional.

The headlights pierced through the blinds and she faced her future.

[274 Characters]

This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales challenge, click on the link to her post here:

Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/sensual/

FOWC with Fandango — Middle

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/your-daily-word-prompt-future-september-15-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/15/rdp-sunday-talk/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/emotional/

 

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50 Word Thursday #36 – The Results

Well, another week has just flown by! The 50 Word Thursday challenge has come to an end. Click on the link to see the post:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/09/05/50-word-thursday-36/

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!

Here was the picture:

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And the Words: “He built his fires in a thousand places and slept on the banks of rivers. The grass grew over his tracks, but he knew where they were when he came again.” – The Shiralee by D’arcy Niland

 

It has been another great week for entries, I’d encourage you to read all the short stories that are linked below, they are quite a spicy selection! 😉

 

https://thedarknetizen.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/microfiction-disturbed-zone/

 

“Gun’s a Blazing” (Short Prose) 50 Word Thursday #36

 

50 Word Thursday — The Long, Lonely Road

 

https://padresramblings.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/the-hope-giver/

 

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/50-word-thursday-36/

 

https://thesoulsearchersite.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/tiny-tale-61-the-nature-reserve/

 

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50 Words Thursday #36

 

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/50-word-thursday-36-how-many-roads/

Deb Whittam, of the blog Twenty Four, who created this challenge originally, has agreed to co-host this challenge with me. I am honoured to hand the baton over to Debbie, who will post this week’s 50 Word Thursday Challenge!

Deb, over to you 🙂

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/11/spicy/

 

 

 

 

50 Word Thursday #36 – How many Roads?

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He travelled alone, his pack on his back,

stumbling along the dusty old track,

though he’d naught to his name,

he felt glad, all the same,

for he had some things he’d sure hate to lose,

A tune in his head and a good pair of shoes.

Promises of youth had turned traitor and fled,

Replaced by the certainty of another road to tread.

He built his fires in a thousand places

and remembered the love on a good many faces,

and slept on the banks of rivers.

wrapped in a coat to hold back his shivers,

 The grass grew over his tracks,

time took its toll leaving no time to relax,

 but he knew where they were when he came again

his memories sharp, with feelings of pain,

And though he’d travelled,  long and far,

he stopped by the roadside and took out his guitar.

And strummed, his voice clear, his face gave a frown,

and sang, “How many roads must a man walk down?”

His tenor tones rang out as he grimaced and grinned,

but found no answer at all blowing in the wind.

How many roads to forget what he saw?

How many roads?

Always one more.

[200 Words]

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 10th September 2019

 

This poem was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge which ends Wednesday afternoon, so you still have time to take part if you want to. Click on the link below:

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/09/05/50-word-thursday-36/

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/traitor/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/rdp-tuesday-guitar/

 

 

 

 

 

Twittering Tales – A Tech Giant

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Photo by Geralt at Pixabay.com

 

As Jenny faced a wall of code, her breath quickened in fervid fashion. This was no time for reserve, she knew what to do.

She pushed forward youthful hands and entered the digital world, where she’d be a technological giant.

To become one with technology is to rule the world.

[277 Characters]

 

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

Twittering Tales #152 – 3 September 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

FOWC with Fandango — Reserve

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/rdp-monday-fervid/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/youthful/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/your-daily-word-prompt-giant-september-9-2019/

 

50 Word Thursday #35 – A Fatal Error

 

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And the words:

“Provided she did exactly as instructed, she should be able to get it right.” – Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death – MC Beaton

 

 

People often moan they have a stressful job, but Janey’s was particularly tough. She was a bomb disposal officer. In the unlikely event that a bomb was discovered, hers was the number to call. This wasn’t the kind of job that you could dabble at. You had to throw your whole self into it, and she did, literally.

The Call came through that a bomb had been discovered on Main street. As she arrived at the scene, she pulled out her instruction manual and looked up the guidance for this particular model. It was unusual, but one thing was clear, the clock on the front showed ‘50’. Just 50 minutes to diffuse this Bomb. Now that was stress. Provided she did exactly as instructed, she should be able to get it right.

Unfortunately, the clock had been put in the wrong way and 5 minutes was just not enough time.

[150 Words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge, which was hosted by Deb Whittam, click on the link to see her post:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2019/08/30/50-word-thursday-35/

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/unlikely/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/your-daily-word-prompt-dabble-september-4-2019/

 

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 29

 

Laura Venturini created this challenge, click on the link to see her post:

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 29

and my friend, Beckie of Beckie’s mental mess tagged me to take part:

Weekly Song Challenge, Round 29

Rules:

  • Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
  • Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
  • Tag two people to participate!
    Easy!

 

Well I love my music, and I have rather eclectic, old fashioned and some would say downright Bizarre taste in music, so here is my selection:

1. Post a video of a song that makes you think of time off from work.

Fiddler’s Dram – Day Trip to Bangor.

2. Post a video of a song that makes you think of Summer.

 

Texas – Summer Son

3. Post a video of a song that is about working.

Sam Cooke – Working on the Chain Gang.

 

Well, that was my choice of music. What do you think?

Fancy having a go? You’re Nominated. 🙂

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/02/bizarre/

 

Twittering Tales – Conquering the Dragon

Mashup of photos by pendleburyannette (dragon) & MichaelGaida (forest) at Pixabay.com

 

It was a crazy initiation,

Fight the dragon, impress the nation,

but something sporadic, unplanned,

Happened that shocked the land.

They sent a novice, a raw beginner

But oddly, he returned the winner

He didn’t fight, attack or defend,

He talked to the Dragon and made him a friend.

[280 Characters]

 

This poem was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge, click on the link below to take part:

Twittering Tales #151 – 27 August 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/winner/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/your-daily-word-prompt-initiation-september-1-2019/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/09/01/rdp-sunday-sporadic/

FOWC with Fandango — Raw

 

 

50 Word Thursday – The Lonely Spot

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the words:

“What had happened to him at that moment was what happens to people when they are unexpectedly caught in something very shameful.” – Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. 

 

It was a lonely spot, behind the monastery walls, no one ever came there, or so he thought and he wasn’t alone. He’d brought his lover with him. Theirs was a love that had to be kept secret as not many people would have understood or tolerated.

As they held each other closely and he gave a kiss as if this was his last meal they were caught by surprise as one of the senior monks pulled back the bushes that had hid them both.

What had happened to him at that moment was what happens to people when they are unexpectedly caught in something very shameful. He blushed bright red all over his bare upper torso.

His partner, too, blushed as his own novice robes fell to the ground.

The Senior Monk just smiled and walked away in a nimble fashion, remembering his own experiences as a young man in love. He admired the tenacity of youth, the way they spun their web of lies just for a moment of affection. He would keep their little secret, they were welcome to the spot. Funny how they had chosen the same spot that he’d enjoyed all those many years ago.

[200 Words]

This story was written for the 50 Word Thursday Challenge, Click on the link below.

https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/50-word-thursday-34/

It is not too late to take part in this challenge, I will be posting all the results on Wednesday evening then a new challenge will begin again on Thursday. This weeks challenge will be hosted by Deb Whittam of the blog 24.

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/welcome/

FOWC with Fandango — Tenacity

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/rdp-tuesday-web/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/your-daily-word-prompt-nimble-august-27-2019/

 

Twittering Tales – Out of Space

Photo by Felipe Ribeiro at Pexels.com

I was gazing at the stars when, like something out of the Twilight Zone, a UFO flashed towards me across the sky. A light beam picked me up as if I weighed less than a pebble and I was on the spaceship looking down at Earth.

“You’re our Slave now,” said a voice from the dark.

 

This tale was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge:

Twittering Tales #150 – 20 August 2019

 

I have also included the following word prompts:

 

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/zone/

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/pebble/