50 Words Thursday #44

Kristian is hosting this challenge this week.

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:


So, now to this week’s 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.

So here is the picture for this week:


And the Words: “The man Jack sniffed the air. Then, without hurrying, he began to walk up the hill.” – From Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book.


Jack didn’t want to visit the old graveyard. The gravestones were broken, laying at drunken angles giving a depressing air to the whole scene. Most graves were so old that they had sunk half into the ground. The man, Jack sniffed the air. Then, without hurrying, he began to walk up the hill. He had decided to shift his business to someplace which wasn’t so dreary. Though he was a gravestone engraver by profession, he also had to think of his mental state. He knew that there was a village up the hill and was hoping to find work there.


Word count; 100



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