MLMM- Wordle #157 – A time to quit

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1. Type✔️
2. Strepitous- adjective boisterous, noisy✔️
3. Platitude- noun a flat, dull, or trite remark, especially one uttered as if it were fresh or profound.✔️
4. Roll✔️
5. Green✔️
6.Familiar✔️
7. Thoughts✔️
8. Cursor✔️
9. Tuft✔️
10.Paperback✔️
11.Plastic Bag✔️
12.Hustle✔️

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The musical evening came to a strepitous end. These types of concerts were his forte. He was now familiar with the artists and had learned to roll with their ever changing demands. He would hustle to meet the requirements of the artists. But later that day, while picking up his laptop, he noticed the cursor blinking on the screen. He clicked on it and a green tufted image appeared. It was a warning sign that someone had tried to open his personal files. He just couldn’t suppress his angry thoughts and decided to pack up and quit. He threw his clothes and paperbacks in a plastic bag and started out of the door where he met the manager, who tried to calm him down with empty platitudes. But he had had enough!

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Sunday Photo Fiction – Nov 12 2019

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Photo Credit: MicheleBlanche, MicheleBlanche.etsy.com, @MicheleBlancheInspired on Instagram
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The store room in the basement of the mall was crammed full of discarded things. In one corner, a pile of broken, damaged and broken mannequins was waiting or someone to pay attention to them.

Michelle came down to look for something to fit the demands of the company who were displaying their winter range in their store. Her eyes landed on the male mannequin, which was wrapped in plastic. It was intact except for it’s face which had been vandalized. The features of the faces we’re dug out by someone who wanted to express their grudge. She thought it fitted ty he brief of the company perfectly.

Hauling it upstairs with the help of another employee, she cleaned it up the best she could and dressed it in the latest winter wear provided for display, but she let the plastic wrapping remain on the face.

The company slogan was, ” Our clothes are for you, even when you’re not in your perfect mood”

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The Prompt;

Welcome to Sunday Photo Fiction! Here is this week’s photo, your challenge is to use the picture as inspiration to write a story in 200 words or less.

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Daily Prompts- An Interview

“Mr. Jackson, I must say I don’t like the antiquated ideas you’re touting

“But sir this is the only solution to the problem”

“You mean to say that you have nothing innovative to implement, in trying to improve our education system?”

“I have to remind you that I am wearing not one but many hats. I have a lot of distance to travel, I don’t have all the time in the world to think of new ways to combat misbehaving students”

“But making three years old sit on a stool in a corner can never teach them good manners!”

“Sir, my plan comprises other steps too. If shamming doesn’t works, the paddle always works!”

“I think I have heard enough. I will expect your resignation on my desk by afternoon today. This interview is over”

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Antiquated

3TC;

Stool, Hat, Pedal

FOWC;

Tout

RDP;

Comprise

Word of the day Challenge;

Travel

Sunday Writing Prompt

Interrogation

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First Line Friday: November 8th, 2019

Dylan is the host of First Line Friday.

stjohnsbridgeIt is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Below, I give you the first line, and you all get to write the rest.

Your line for this week is:

“Never burn a bridge you could push them off later.”

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“Never burn a bridge you could push them off later” these words of his father echoed in his ears as he crossed the bridge and stepped on the other side. He was starting a new chapter in his life. Burning bridges would be an accurate description of this move. He had quit his job, sold his house and car and was moving bag and baggage to a new country. His wife didn’t think that it was the right decision but she loved him and was waiting for him to settle in his new job before joining him. He wondered how the people who had made fun of his decision would react when they will find out the lucrative salary and perks he was being given here. Maybe they will want favors from him, maybe they would want him to look for similar opportunities for them too, he thought. That would be what his father meant, that he could push those selfish people off the bridge of friendship.

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Three Line Tales, Week 197

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Welcome to Week 197 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 197: vinyl albums in a record shop, bowie, the cure, fleetwood mac, joy divisionphoto by Yanko Peyankov via Unsplash

Happy three-lining!

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After looking through all his cupboards, storage boxes and everywhere he could think of, he finally called his mother.

“Hey mom, do you remember the record collection that grandad left to me, I can’t find it anywhere, any ideas where it could be” there was a long pause on the other side “I donated to the local charity to raise money for our church”

“Oh, mom don’t you know these records are now selling for a high price because they are in vogue again” He said with great disappointment.

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I got the idea from a post by Fandango, where he wanted to sell his collection of old comics/ records and couldn’t find it! ( I don’t recall if it were both or one)

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Twittering Tales Week #161- Nov 5, 2019

Kat Myrman is the host of Twittering Tales.

About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. This is important as I have noticed that some of the ping backs have not been working. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.


Twittering Tales #161 – 5 November 2019

This week’s photo prompt is by Michael Gaida at Pixabay.com.

Photo by Michael Gaida @ Pixabay.com

I’m here” he shouted loudly. There was nothing in response. He stood up and shouted again, “I am here. Now what am I supposed to do next?”

Just then a shaft of very bright light entered the deserted building.

He felt himself being sucked towards that alien light.

Character count: 263

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MLMM- photo Challenge # 288

Nekneeraj is the host of MLMM- Photo Challenge

Online bookings are so convenient. We can plan the whole trip just sitting in our comfy chair. Everything taken care of, air tickets booked and hotel reservations done.

It was the same for us last summer. We had every detail planned to the nth degree.

Traveling in summer is always hectic because of the sheer number of people traveling but it was not bad. The shuttle from the airport to our hotel was comfortable and we were picked right away, on time. We were so glad that the arrangements were so good.

When we reached the hotel, it was as if all the bad luck that could have befallen us on the trip, was hitting us in one fell sweep.

There was a few feet of water surrounding the main building of the hotel, the steps leading up were also underwater. We checked and rechecked the address and location to see if a mistake was made. But no, this was what we had booked for our week long stay…..

My husband rolled up his jeans and ventured inside to talk about a refund with the hotel management.

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

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

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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:

https://debbiewhittam.wordpress.com/2019/10/31/50-word-thursday-43-the-results/

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.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is the picture for this week:

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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.

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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.

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Word count; 100

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Crimson Creative is # 51- A web

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge.

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At last!

She’s was done. She’s rested her tired arms and sat down to take a few relaxing breaths. Now she needed to thread the metal spiders she and her daughter had made last night to complete the setting up of the scene. It was a project that she had wanted to do since the local council had decided to give a touch of whimsical to this corner of the Nature Park. And since Halloween was just around the corner, it would be even more fun for the visitors to the park.

She took out the black metal spiders and started to place them strategically around the web. When done, she took out her phone and started to take pictures. An amazing sight met her eyes when she saw the metal spiders moving on the web. She looked closely to see if her eyes were playing tricks on her…….

Right in front of her her eyes, one of the spiders looked at her and smiled. “

Hi! Thanks for setting up my home. Now you better run along as things are about to get tricky here”

She was sure that she was hallucinating and grabbed her bag and left in a hurry.

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The challenge;

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

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Twittering Tales Week # 106- Now what?

Kat Myrman is the host of Twittering Tales.

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About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale. This is important as I have noticed that some of the ping backs have not been working. If you would prefer to post your tale in the comments (some people have very specific blog themes but still want to participate), I am happy to post a link to your site when I post your tale in the Round Up.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!


Twittering Tales #160 – 29 October 2019

Happy Halloween! Here’s a spooky photo by Kalhh at Pixabay.com to inspire you this last week of October. Have a great week and happy twittering! I’ll see you at the Roundup!

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The equipment was in place. The night vision cameras were recording. She was besides herself with excitement. Time ticked on but nothing happened. “What is the meaning of this”the producer yelled “You said there would be ghost sighting for sure”

I guess they knew we were filming!

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Character Count: 280

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