50 Words Thursday-89

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:

And the Words: What do you call yourself?’ the Fawn said at last. Such a soft sweet voice it had! – Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

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Steve stood on the quay looking at the pictures he had just taken with his new phone. Not bad he said to himself. Just then someone bumped him and the phone almost fell out of his hand. He turned back angrily to say something sharp to them.

He was looking at the most lovely girl he’d ever seen. Before he could say something, she said, “I am sorry. I am Fawn. What do you call yourself?’ Fawn said at last. Such a soft sweet voice she had!

“Oh it’s okay Fawn. Would you like to join me for a coffee?”

100 Words

( I made a little edit to the prompt words)

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One Minute Fiction-

Cranny is hosting this challenge

Each week I’ll provide a prompt to inspire you to write a very short story. The idea is to manage to type your whole story in a minute or less. Of course, you can think about it before hitting the keyboard, and you can take all your time to edit it afterwards…

Just make sure to tag your story with #1MinFiction, and create a pingback to my week’s challenge post, so I can easily find it!

So, here is this week’s picture;

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Josh got up with a start as someone kicked him in his left shin. “What is going on?” He blurted and looked around. He was sitting in the middle of the pavement and passerby were looking at him strangely.

A big grin spread on his face. His roommates were up to their old tricks again. Dumping him in the street while he was out for the count!

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Paula’s Thursday Inspiration- Butterfly

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

This week’s theme is butterfly and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Elusive Butterfly,” a 1966 song by Bob Lind.

Don’t be concerned, it will not harm you
It’s only me pursuing somethin’ I’m not sure of
Across my dreams with nets of wonder
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love

Library butterfly books

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The butterfly fluttered from flower to flower, closely followed by little feet. Shirley wanted to catch it just once. To see what those gossamer wings were made off. Why the colors shimmered in the sunlight. If she could hold it in her hands she would be so happy.

Her mom was looking at her efforts from the park bench. She was sure that with the natural agility of the butterfly, her daughter won’t be able to harm it. But just then she heard Shirley’s triumphant cry. She held the butterfly between her two chubby fingers.

“Oh no baby, you shouldn’t have done this. Now its wings will be damaged and it won’t be able to fly!”

“But I want it! It’s so pretty” Shirley said petulantly.

Her mom gently pried her fingers open and thankfully the butterfly flitted away. She sat her daughter down and explained the idea of letting all living things live in their own way and to be respectful of their rights too.

This prompt took me back to my own childhood when I wanted to keep the colorful butterfly for myself. I was also gently told that these beautiful creatures are to be seen and admired from a distance and that we couldn’t own them.

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #83

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from fellow blogger Ruth at Ruth Scribbles.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows four paved paths leading off into the distance, one of which has a biker heading toward the point where the paths converge.

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Life

Life has brought me to crossroads

The choice is very difficult to make

Do this or that, go that way or the other

The more the options, more confused I get

Why could the answer be as simple as yes or no?

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 13

Glen is the host of LTPP

He says;

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

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.

Week 13 was taken along a back laneway in the Town of Canmore, Alberta in the rocky mountain area of western Canada.

Not sure if this guy considers Week 13 lucky or not.

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How long ago it was

That you said, you’ll be back

Was it a day or was it an hour

It seems to me that I have been

Waiting for your return all my life

Or in my death?

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MLMM- Photo Challenge #331

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

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When there is no space or land available to house the population which is growing in leaps and bounds, civil engineers have come up with a unique idea of floating apartments. They reach several stories into the sky and have just a minimal ground base.

Bookings are open now if you want to get a part of the future!

Contact the realtors on sky net!

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Three Line Tales 241- Disappointed

Welcome to Week 241 of Three Line Tales.

one of the less glamorous canals in Venicephoto by Sam Mouat via Unsplash

Jessica’s dream to visit Venice and she took a gap year after her high school to go to Italy with two of her friends.

With excitement bubbling in her heart she with her friends took the taxi from the airport to their hotel.

As the alighted the taxi, they were hit by a strange smell and on asking the driver of the taxi, they were told that all the water in the canals gave off this smell; “Don’t worry you’ll get used to it in no time!”

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One Minute Fiction

Cranny is the host of # 1MinFiction

What’s the ”One Minute Fiction” challenge about?

Easy. Each week I’ll provide a prompt to inspire you to write a very short story. The idea is to manage to type your whole story in a minute or less. Of course, you can think about it before hitting the keyboard, and you can take all your time to edit it afterwards…

Just make sure to tag your story with #1MinFiction, and create a pingback to my week’s challenge post, so I can easily find it!

So, here is this week’s picture;

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Your turn now… Brainstorm time!!

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Grandpa used to be sharp as a tack but his mind is failing now. Dad got him a sudoku puzzle book just to encourage him to think and try to solve the puzzles. But he just looked blank and helpless.

Today when I was tidying up his room, the book fell on the floor and the opened pages showed all the puzzles perfectly done.

Is he pretending or toying with us?

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50 Words Thursday- 87

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:

And the Words: “Sorrow came—a gentle sorrow—but not at all in the shape of any disagreeable consciousness” – Jane Austen’s Emma.

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Sorrow came—a gentle sorrow—but not at all in the shape of any disagreeable consciousness! It was just a feeling of failure. I had set my goals too high. They were unattainable and I should have know my limitations. I looked at the magnificent tower at the top of the steep hill and turned back regretfully. With a twisted ankle which I acquired on the way up, it was highly unlikely that I would be able to climb and visit this historic site. My dream will remain unfulfilled.

Maybe I could try this again on my next time visit.

100 Words

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42 Words- Western

Deb Whitman is the host of 42 Words

WESTERN.

So we’re all going to channel our best John Wayne (Younger readers may need to google him) and head out into the open plains for an adventure, a short one though for you only have 42 words in which to explore.

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A lone and weary rider entered the salon at midday. The barkeep looked at him and glanced at the wanted poster on the wall.

“That’s okay, I am going to surrender myself “

“That’s right, Billy!” said the sheriff as he handcuffed him.

42 Words

(I hope this made some sense)

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