Sunday Photo Fiction – July 5 2020

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The Sunday Whirl- Wordle #463 & Sunday Writing Prompt “Fortune Teller”

B Warren is the host of The Sunday Whirl

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She stepped in the dark room, keeping her panic at bay. She wanted to be here, to ask the question troubling her mind, yet she dreaded the answer. But might as well do it as she was here now! Taking a deep breath she held out her hand and gave the money to the fortune teller.

This crystal holds all the answers to your future”, said the man in the crazy hat as he took hold of Mandy’s hand.

“I see a cloud on the horizon”, he said in a deep voice. The future is challenging and demands sacrifices from you “

“What sort of sacrifice“, she asked in a low voice.

“You will have to do as I bid you so that I may help you overcome this curse,” the man said as he tried to steal a kiss.

Mandy pushed him back and shouted loudly, you creep! Get away from me. The crystal ball crashed to the floor and broke into many fragments. There was a strange perfume in the air and Mandy fainted as she inhaled it. The fortune-teller quickly moved to bind her hand and feet when a man entered the room.

“This is the last time that you’ve played your game, Marcus! I am arresting you for fraud and kidnapping. This young lady had agreed to expose you and was working for us

So be aware dear readers, most of the fortune-tellers are opportunists trying to hoax us!

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Fortune Teller

For today’s prompt you are going to try your hand at fortune telling. Use whatever method you like. Make a prediction

Sunday Writing Prompt- Fortune Teller

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50 Words Thursday # 79

Kristian 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.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is the picture for this week:

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And the words: “My orders are clear. Eleven o’clock was the deadline.” – The Moon is Down – John Steinbeck.

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My orders are clear. Eleven o’clock was the deadline and I needed to follow the orders to the dot.

I entered the warehouse and asked the shift manager to start loading the merchandise onto the transporters.

“Why is it taking so long”, I yelled impatiently.

“Sir, there’s a problem with the merchandise” he answers.

“What do you mean a problem? You were told to have it all ready before 11 and now it is almost 11:15! You know what my orders are? ” I yelled again losing my temper.

Just then a young man hurried in with a clipboard in his hand.”All done sir”, he said smartly.

I ventured out to check. The sheep were mulling about in the back of the truck.

But where was the black sheep?

I checked again and couldn’t see it.

“You’ve lost the most important part of the consignment!”

“These genetically modified sheep are precious and the back one was extra special. Without it, the whole mission will fail”.

“Please do check sir”, came the confident reply, ” it is camouflaged and hiding at the back”

After checking that he was correct, I drove the truck and my next stop was the shearing house.

200 Words

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What’s Your Story Then # 2-2- The trip

Rory is the host of What’s Your Story Then

Word Story

The letters today;

Topic; The storm

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Zoo, Zinc, cold, cajole, loud, Jean, lean, coin, zone, Lad, led, lead

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The weather was fine in the morning and all the lads planned a trip to the zoo. Jeff was their leader. Dressed in his new jeans, he led the way. The line to the entrance was small. They paid their coin and excitedly went around looking at all the animals. It was a cold day. As they entered the zone where reptiles were kept, the zinc batteries In Jeff’s camera died. He wanted to look closely at the boa and leaned forward to get a better look. Suddenly the glass wall gave in and Jeff found himself face to face with a huge boa constrictor. He tried to talk to it in a cajoling way but the snake kept on advancing. Lucky for him the zoo admin stepped in quickly for a rescue. The boys thought it was time to head home when with a loud thunder, heaven opened up. It was a storm to remember.

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Sunday Photo Fiction – June 28 2020

Photo courtesy of Sue-Z

It’sgrabbingbooks and the lamp standing in the corner. Outside she set up the lamp connecting it to an outlet in the porch.

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Inside her siblings and mom didn’t even notice that she was sitting outside with her books.

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50 Words Thursday # 78

Deb Whitman 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.

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And the words:

“She launched herself at their leader.” – Lorraine Heath’s When A Duke Loves A Woman

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Becca watched them stealthily from the cover of the trees. She was patient but there was a limit to her patience. When she saw them going for her rose bushes, she launched herself at their leader.

The goats were startled by this unexpected attack and scattered hastily. “I won’t let them ruin my rose bushes again, the savages!” Becca thought angrily.

She needed to talk to her neighbors who had no fence around their property and all too often their cattle and sheep wandered in her space. She wanted to be neighborly but not at the expense of her roses.

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Photo Challenge #321

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

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Don’t step on us, called a tiny voice

So soft that it was just a chance that I heard

Looking down I saw a trio of golden leaves

Randomly scattered on the walkway almost under my feet

Bending down I saw a whole bunch of little fairies

Hidings under one of the leaves looking distraught

Smiling at my rare good fortune, I lifted them onto my hand

And went to find a safe place for them to survive

This was the story my grandfather often told me

I used to believe in it when I was a mere child

But now I am older, older and wiser and don’t believe

In little magical folks so small as to fit in a palm

That was until I heard a tiny voice calling up to me

Don’t step on us, look where you’re going!

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 1

Glen has started this new feature on his blog. Every Tuesday he will post a photo from his wife, Lynn’s collection as a prompt.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

As a bit of background, this was taken last summer at the Halifax Public Gardens, located ironically in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

These are actually spot lights used to illuminate Griffin’s Pond at the Public Gardens in the evening. They are located in the wall of a faux-cottage(pumphouse for the pond). They are a challenge to notice as they are made to look like little portholes in the faux-cottage(pumphouse)

A few points to help along the way:

  • write a post on your own blog and create a pingback to link back to the original post(this one)
  • I’ll reblog your responses on my own blog when I get the notification
  • write an original story; perhaps your own thoughts; maybe some poetry or even a simply one word response. Maybe even post that says “it does nothing; means nothing”
  • regardless, whatever you write must encapsulate the emotion or feeling evoked or aroused in you from the picture
  • no limit on the length(I guess)
  • keep it a “family friendly” as possible(not looking to delete or not approve stuff)

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Stephenie was intrigued by the contraption placed near the lake.

Hey sweetie, do you know what is this? She asked her husband Charles.

I think it’s an old washer dumped by someone, and I think it is outrageous for some no-good person to dump their old washer here in this beautiful place, he said.

I think we should complain about it. It’s totally ruining the beauty of this lake. Oh! I have a better idea, I’ll put it on insta. Let others know that it’s not cool to do such stuff!

With that, Steph took a few shots of the offending article and posted it on her Instagram account, writing how this outrage is happening at a public park.

The responses weren’t what she was expecting. Many ridiculed her for her ignorance.

These were artistically designed lighting for the lake.

Advice; please double-check facts before you sit in judgment!

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50 Words Thursday # 77- What a day!

Kristian 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.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is the picture for this week:

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And the Words:

“It is a puzzle. How can life go on its stupid course on such a day?” – Tortilla Flat, John Steinbeck. 

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The day started well enough. It wasn’t perfect but things were going according to the plan. The tour of the country seat where that famous television show had been shot was good. Then the lunch at the local pub and all that was left on today’s schedule was the visit to the museum.

And here things started going wrong. First off, the museum had long queues and it took them an hour to get the tickets. Once inside, a chance remark about a fat woman made his wife downright furious. She just stomped out of the place and hailed a cab back to the hotel they were staying at. Walter hurried out trying to catch her before she disappeared but he was too slow. He stood there looking at the wonderful colors of the sunset and thought, It is a puzzle, how can life go on its stupid course on such a day?

He had his work cut out for him. He’d get an expensive gift for his wife and take her out to a fancy restaurant for dinner. Apologies didn’t come cheap. He needed to watch his words very carefully. Being married to an overweight heiress was not easy!

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The Sunday Whirl- Wordle # 460

B Warren is the host of The Sunday Whirl

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History has shown us that humans have gone to war, jeopardizing peace on trivial issues. So when it comes to a question of my rights, I will not waver at the threat of conflict. I don’t find it dismaying and pray that God gives me the strength to face this bravely. I am sure you don’t envy me at this moment. I know I was meant to be the one making decisions but I hope I don’t make a goofy one.

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