50 Words Thursday # 60

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.

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

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“It wasn’t fair that Dorry couldn’t get her hopes up. “– Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts – Kate Racculia

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Dorry kept trying to remember but it wasn’t working. She had a memory issue, as everyone knew. And when she found herself in a muddy river next to a very old boat, try as she might she was not able to recall what had happened. But there was a glimmer in her mind! Something good had happened or was going to. But, it wasn’t fair that Dorry couldn’t get her hopes up, because she couldn’t remember at all. Just then the head of a turtle poked up. It was Crush! He was going to lead Dorry back to the ocean.

~*~

Word count; 100

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#50WordThurs

Fandango’s February Expressions #22

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You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink

absolutely.describedetailgenerationchildrenreallycannot.decisions, their own mistakes and learn from them.

Were we the same?

I think not!

We did or at least I did listen to my elders while growing up and it stuck with me, those words of wisdom. But I guess each generation is different and they handle things in their own way.

So it is true that;

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink!

~*~

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#FFE

Fandango’s February Expressions #21

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Discretion is the better part of valor

Keeping our emotions and tongues in check even when you feel like exploding with anger or indignation over an injustice, injury or insult and waiting for the right time to act on them is the best way to survive. Another adage comes to mind;

“Revenge is a dish best served cold”

So if you marry these two quotes, you get the perfect strategy to deal with potentially dangerous situations.

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#Keepitalive

#FFE

The Things People Say # 4

Rory is the host of

The Things People Say!

The Things People Say!

The Things People Say Directory

Series 1 – Game 4

The nature of this game for the writer is to Create and Flash Fictionalise a story of no more than 300 words on a snippet of eavesdropped conversation that l provide.

Today’s Eaves Dropped Conversation Snippet is … from 2012

“Mm, that’s a little disappointing – all that talk and l thought it would be bigger than that”

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Minnie was so excited!

She ripped the wrapping paper in a few seconds and grabbed the box inside. Ouch! She just broke her nail trying to open the box. Wait, let me get something to open it, she thought and grabbed a pair of scissors!

Well as fate decreed, instead of opening the box, the blade of the scissors slipped and made a deep gash in her palm. Her friend Cath called 911 and she was taken to the ER, on the double.

The doctors stitched up the cut and bandaged it well. She also got pain meds and was almost fine in a few days. The cut healed nicely but left a scar.

Minnie thought to have a scar like that was grand and started boasting about it to her friends. When she met Mike, she couldn’t resist the temptation to boast about it to him. He asked her to show it to her and when he saw it he said, “Mm, that’s a little disappointing – all that talk and l thought it would be bigger than that”

Minnie was not happy at that jab!

~*~

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#WhatsYourStory

Daily Prompts- Staying Warm

The storm broke and it was clear the next day

Then it boomeranged and came back for an encore

The young are enjoying the rain and hail

The fragile older people afraid of the cold draught

The comfort of their homes too appealing for them

They would rather not venture out and brave the elements

The fear of illness can sour their moods

But not every cold is terminal you argue with them

But they will wait for sunny days to set out

Till then they are bunkered in their safe havens, at home

~*~

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Sour

3TC;

Storm, Fear, Comfort

FOWC;

Terminal

RDP;

Boomerang

Word of the day Challenge;

Young

#Keepitalive

#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

#DailyPrompts

Stream of Consciousness Saturday February 15, 2020 – Ckeeky!!

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cheek.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Enjoy!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

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Being cheeky, that’s me

Sometimes my humor bypasses

My intended target, the tongue in cheek comment

Taken literally, a shock and displeasure showing

In the eyes of my audience staring at me, getting it all wrong

But I am the one amused, enjoying even their discomfort

And at times like these, I am thankful for it

The gift that is mine, the ability to laugh

At myself, at my own mistakes and also on the absurdities

Of the situation and expressions of others

Even when their cheeks are red with indignation

And mine are with mirth, laughing hard with joy!

~*~

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#SoCS

Fandango’s February Expressions #15

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Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

I

I’m.

I.I.

II’ll.

I

valentine’s gift!

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~*~

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#FFE

Daily Prompts- Valentine’s Day?

So you love me, care for me?

Your devotion is steadfast?

It would be impossible for you

To break my heart, to forsake my love

The care you take to never poison our love

Will be the hallmark of your attachment

I would have believed you, I’d really have

If I hadn’t found the pictures from the last vacation

Plastered all over your Facebook page

Posing with a new girl every day

How quickly you change your affections

No one holding your interest for long

Won’t I be a fool to take all your declarations of love

At their face value, as if I was born just yesterday!

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Devotion

3TC;

Heart, Poison, Care

FOWC;

Impossible

RDP;

Vacation

Word of the day Challenge;

Quickly

#Keepitalive

#YDWP;

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

#DailyPrompts

Daily Prompts- Ruined Holiday

I am a bit skimpy on the details, but

Looking back on that eventful day

I feel that the reason that the family holiday was ruined

Was the blithe indifference on your part

Also that the event was enough to rattle nerves

No advance booking was found for the stay

That you had promised to take care of

This set the tone for the rest, as more misfortune struck

And instead of having the time of our lives

We were forced to endure a week of boredom

I should have taken care of the details myself

Knowing your nature, I shouldn’t have left it to you!

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Blithe

3TC;

Tone, Holiday, Rattle

FOWC;

Advance

RDP;

Skimpy

Word of the day Challenge;

Nature

#Keepitalive

#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

#DailyPrompts

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