Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #60

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FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Sideboard at Instagram.14B63DB6-EB36-4DCA-9D16-AE2D8998383CFor the visually challenged writer, the photo shows food wrapped for take-out from a restaurant.

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Thank goodness the last order for the evening was out of the door. It has been such a hectic day. Paul was ill and Cathy had to manage on her own. It was true they had help with cooking and packing the food for delivery. But she had to supervise each worker and make sure that strict hygiene was being practiced. Their business depended on it. And the fact that her husband, Paul was not well was making her worry too. If he wasn’t better by tomorrow, she would ring up the local hospital to check if he could be tested for the infection.

One thing that she really grateful for was the support their community was giving them. With the Restaurants closed for dining in, their businessman would have closed, but the takeaway and home delivery orders were coming in daily in enough numbers to keep them viable.

She was desperately hoping that things go back to normal soon.

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50 Words Thursday # 66

Deb Whittam is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week

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.

I’m looking forward to what these prompts inspire, so here’s the picture:

prompt idea 3

And the words:

“She was murdered,” Rabbit says. – Kate Racculia’s Bellweather Rhapsody

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Everyone was tense and edgy in the room. The dolls were naturally more upset as one of them was missing. Roger rabbit thought himself to be a detective and had come to a conclusion. “She was murdered,” Rabbit said in a serious tone.

“Who would murder Barbie. Her boyfriend, Ken has been gone a long time, said Kermit the frog.

“Nonsense, I saw her before we came back from the picnic,” said Alfred the owl.

“Yes, I did too, just before we were leaving”, Cindy, the ragdoll said.

“It means that she was left behind in the garden. Oh, I hope she is safe. I must go back and rescue her immediately”, Jane said as she hurried out.

And there she was, laying on the stone steps near the edge of the garden. Next time I will take a roll call before we come back from a picnic, thought Jane.

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Word count; 150

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Three Line Tales, Week 218

Welcome to Week 218 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 218: a woman drinking coffee with laptop and guitarphoto by Elijah O’Donnell via Unsplash

Moodily.

internetfinallydownleavingpeoplewithoutconnectingoutside.

goingtopromisedherselflaptopscreen

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Crimson Creative Challenge #73

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

CCC #73

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Deep in the forbidden forest

You will find a metal box hidden

It is not easy, mind you, to locate it

It is cleverly concealed in a way

That makes it hard to differentiate it

From the nature, it is hidden in, plain sight

Inside it lies the treasure that is most precious

Than all the gold that your heart may desire

It holds the cure to all that ails humanity

It is the panacea that people have been looking for centuries

Seek and you shall succeed, if your heart is pure

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What’s Your Story Then # 13

Rory is the host of What’s Your Story Then

What’s Your Story Then?

Series 1 – Game 13 – 01/04/2020

Directory

Word Story – What’s Your Story Then? Created by A Guy Called Bloke

Weekly Writing Prompt

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Word Story

What’s Your Story Then?

Word of the Day

Scrutiny

Prompt of the Day

Tiny Curs!!

Tiny, tin, cut, cry

Molly loved her tinman. It was tiny. Whenever she was sad, she would pour all her troubles and woes into the ears of her toy.

One day, a very bad day at school, she rushed home only to find her tinman missing. She looked all over for it but couldn’t find it. As she looked out of the window, she saw a puppy running towards her brother with her toy in its mouth. Like a flash of lightning, she was outside. Her brother gave her an evil smile and said that he was teaching his new puppy how to fetch. She was so cut up about it she started to cry. Her mother came out to see what the trouble was. She ordered that Tom should apologize to Molly and give back the toy, after washing it.

Molly took the tinman back reluctantly because it was all chewed up and broken. She told her mom that she wanted the puppy too. It was not fair that Tom should keep it after he had misbehaved so much.

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Photo Challenge #309

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

asphalt blur car city

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

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It was a sight that very few people saw. Most people were staying inside their homes. And it was meant to be like that. While most of the people were sequestered at home, they had a free run on the planet.

The cleanup crew had set up transport channels that were transporting the piles of waste materials on the out- planet stations.

When the quarantine would be over, people will come back to a clean world. Hope that they would not waste this last chance to save Earth.

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Scavenger Fiction Hunt # 1

Rory is the creator of this new game.

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Scavenger Fiction Hunt

Season 1 – Game 1 – 30th March 2020

Today’s Prompt is;

“I Spy Outside my Window!”

The 8 clues l would like you to find for your story are…

A News Story of Inspiration

Adventure

An animal smaller than a Meerkat!

Kitten

Something purple!

Streak of lightning

A favourited cartoon character of yours!

Tweety bird

A number between 27 and 39

28

An Unusual Style of Weather

Thunderstorms

A City you would like to visit!

Paris

5 Words beginning with the letter Y

Yellow, yelling, yes, yahoo, yuck

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I spy out side my window and saw my yellow kitten. It was dragging a dead mouse which was disgusting. Yuck! I went outside to rescue the mouse when some yahoo bumped into me. It made me remember that time when I was knocked out while crossing a road in Paris. It was a bad accident but I was lucky to be still alive. As I was reliving these not so pleasant memories, there was a loud rumble in the air and the skies opened up. Wow, this thunderstorm was totally unexpected. I always keep an eye on the weather forecast and this was out of the blue or should I say purple! Because there were bright purple streaks of lightning across the sky with loud crashes of thunder. I counted 28 flashes of light and then I went inside to change. This was some adventure that I had stepped in.

Once inside, I turned on the tv and my favorite show was on it, Loony Tunes with Tweety Bird. It lifted my mood and as I looked outside my window, the storm had disappeared as suddenly as it had appeared. The kitten was done with the mouse and was meowing to be let in. It was like it was yelling at me, yes, I ate the mouse, What are you going to do about it!

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MLMM-Wordle #183- On a drive

Wordle 183

1. Amazing✔️
2. Berry✔️
3. Ask✔️
4. Drive✔️
5. Pout✔️
6. Year✔️
7. Watch✔️
8. Apoplectic- extremely angry; furious✔️
9.Beyond✔️

10. Sweep✔️
11. Mortal✔️
12. Cut Off✔️

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Oh, dear! Don’t pout, but look out the window. Look at these strawberry plants. They look so amazing, with the ripe berries on them. Look we are out for a drive because we don’t want to feel cut-off from the world. Watch the lovely fields go by. You always ask me to take you out at this time of the year to see the flowers blooming. Now we have time to do that. Look how the sunshine is sweeping over the green trees. Don’t be apoplectic at this enforced isolation and look beyond the mortal danger to the opportunity we are given to spend time together as a family!

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In response to;

MLMM- Wordle # 183

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #59

Fandango

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from JessicaGale at Morguefile.com.247B4FBB-2694-4BD5-AFB5-6C01A9B4E06D(For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows an empty roll of toilet paper with the words “Plan B?” hand printed on it in black ink )

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She should not have eaten all those flamin hot Cheetos!

Now she has to rush to the public toilets in the mall and there was no toilet paper, just an empty roll with words, “Plan B” written on it. With all this virus scare people were buying toilet paper like crazy as if it would save them from the virus by itself. She was out of the ones she kept in her bag. Fervently she thought of a plan b till a likely solution came to her.

How lucky that she had facial wipes in her bag!

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The Sunday Whirl- Wordle # 449

B Warren is the host of the Sunday Whirl

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What an amazing sight. Both the kids were so excited to play in the real maze. Chattering excitedly they lost themselves in the intricate pathways of the maze. But soon enough they were feeling trapped as they couldn’t find their way out. Their mom tried to give them a hand by shouting out the lay of the land. At last, dad went in armed with a map and a stash of seeds. He scattered the seeds so that he can find the way back. It was a nerve-wracking experience for them all when they saw insects crawling all over them. They never attempted to go to a maze again.

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