42 Words- Romance

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ROMANCE

So what does romance entail, well I don’t do traditional so it can be any kind of romance you chose.  The romance of chasing your dreams, of chasing your partner, of chasing your dog as it heads into the woods.

You can be romantical in any fashion you like but make it brief, for the limit is 42 words.

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Set the mood and play out the scene

Perfumed candles and bouquet of roses

A delectable meal in fancy restaurant will do the trick

Take her to her place, show her just the right amount of devotion

Betrayal came as a shock!

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42 Words- Poetic Prose

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POETIC PROSE

Ok, so I needed to google this one and Wikipedia provides the following definition:

Prose poetry is written as prose, without the line breaks associated with poetry. However, it makes use of poetic devices such as fragmentation, compression, repetition, rhyme, metaphor, and figures of speech.

Now that seems a bit much in 42 words so I’m widening the definition and in this instance anything which has an imaginative or sensitively emotional style of expression will do.

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I hold your hand and ask you to lead me in life for you’re the only one I have learned to trust with all my heart I know that I could never find anyone as sincere as you in this world, mom!

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42 Words- Western

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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.

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50 Words Thursday- 86

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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And the words:

“Benny gave her an admiring look. He had never heard a woman swear so much in such a short time. He thought it sounded delightful.” – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Jonas Jonasson

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Benny the tiny dragon gave her an admiring look. He had never heard a woman swear so much in such a short time. He thought it sounded delightful. Samantha however was totally unaware of her admirer. Benny was so cleverly camouflaged that he was hardly distinguishable from the background.

After Samantha had purged out her anger against the event organizers, turned around to leave. She would not be performing here tonight, it was a very mismanaged affair. The manager was a scoundrel and a cheat.

Benny followed her discreetly and managed to hop in her Jeep without her realizing it. A few miles into the journey, he decided to take a risk.

“You’re absolutely right, the man is trying to scam you”

Samantha was startled and braked the vehicle violently.

“Who are you?” She looked around suspiciously.

“I am Benny, you can say that I am a visitor to your planet. I can help you with your plans if you trust me” he said making himself visible to her.

Strangely enough, she didn’t feel fear but rather a sense of curiosity.

“How will you help me?”

“I may look small but I have special powers”.

“I’ll tell you my plan!”

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And the story continues;

As both prompts are from Deb, I am piggybacking this story on the previous one!

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OUTER SPACE.

Now its time to head intergalatic and explore the fartherest dimensions or just next door if you skew the definition of the term.  The choice is entirely yours but there’s a limit – 42 words only.

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Benny said pridefully, “I am not from earth. I have come from a planet far away. Our species are much more advanced than anything you know. With my powers, fame and fortune will be yours. You just have to help me in return”.

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Will Samantha take up Benny’s offer? What could be the consequences of such an alliance?

If you guys like this story, I will write some more on it!

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42 Words – Humor

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HUMOR

What type of humor?  Does it have to be funny?  What should it be about?

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When you laugh at me

I find it hurtful not funny

If you laugh will me I will

Find your jokes hilarious,

Your wit applaudable,

Your timing perfect

Humor is best employed

When the situation calls for it

Ill-timed jokes bomb!

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42 Words- Fantasy

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This week’s topic is …

FANTASY.

Its time for the goblins, elves, sorcerers and trolls to come out of the wood work everyone but remember there are limits … 42 of them in this case.  I can only wonder what fantastical weavings you will create in the 42 words.

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In the fairy-kingdom the castle was amazing. All the luxuries one could imagine were there. The gardens pleasing to the eye and calming to the spirit. Matilda looked out at the view from her window. This fantasy bored her to tears!

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42 Words- Morbid

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A choice this week;

MORBID

Or

LOST

It’s all up to you, perhaps you’re even morbidly lost????  Whatever you chose just remember there is a limit … 42 words

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You always disappoint me, he said scathingly. His words cut deeper than a knife, but she still smiled.

This battle wasn’t lost yet, she thought as she took out her gun and aimed at him.

He never saw this morbid end coming!

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Saturday Mix

His words cut deeper than a knife.

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42 Words- Travel Stories

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TRAVEL STORIES

So the question is where will you venture.  Local, overseas of intergalactic?  Will it be a huge disaster or the trip of a lifetime?  Well, it’s up to you to decide but brevity is the key for 42 words is the length of this trip.

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Bags packed and money in the wallet

Booking made now just need to get on the plane

What?

Flights canceled!

No one is to leave until further notice!

What will I tell my friends?

My travel stories will be all made up!

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42 Words- Dames

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DAMES

Now this is one broad theme, you can go in so many directions its isn’t funny but for those who might be perplexed the official definition of a dame is as follows:

1. The official title of a female member of the Order of the British Empire, equivalent to that of a knight.

2. The official title of the wife of a knight or baronet.

3. A form of address to any woman of rank or authority.

4. A matronly woman of advanced age; matron.

5. A term used to refer to a woman:Some dame cut me off and almost caused an accident.

6. Ecclesiastical. a title of a nun in certain orders.

7. A mistress of a dame-school.

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Hey, do I look old to you?

Don’t call me ma’am or dame!

I maybe matronly and a bit on the shady side of fifty but I strongly object to the title you’ve conferred on me.

And you’re no spring chicken yourself!

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Just 42 Words- Alternate Reality

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ALTERNATE REALITY

When I saw this one I will concede that I thought it might be a bit limiting so I’m going to broaden the horizons.  Alternate reality not your thing, then let’s go anything alternate – a shirt, a door, an alternate cheese on your pizza.  The skies the limit literally, in 42 words anyway.

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I like to dream

Step in a world that’s just my own

I have my own rules enforced there

Here up can be down white can be black

Sun can be blue the sea can be bright red

I like to dream

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