50 Words Thursday # 31 – The graveyard of grave stones

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 here are the words:

If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

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The backyard of the old building was crowded by tombstone and grave markers. The town people had stopped burying their dead as cremation was much in vogue those days. The people wanted to get rid of these reminders of death but no one knew what to do with them. Except one young man. He came up with a brilliant idea one day and got the approval of the town committee to go ahead with the project. He worked on his project but didn’t allowed anyone to see it before completion. When it was unveiled, a collective gasp went up from the town people. What they saw was amazing. A structure made out of slabs, representing a child growing into a man. “But how did you think of it” they asked. If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.” was his reply!

Word count: 150

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50 Words Thursday # 31

A Prompt by; Kristian

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50 Words Thursday #27

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 this weeks picture:

 

And the words:

“He hoped that by remaining where he was, he might do some good, even there.” – Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

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The neighborhood looked exactly like what he wanted. Quiet, serene and modern. He was glad that he had signed the lease without too much delay. The fact that it had earned a dark reputation did bother him but he hoped that by remaining where he was, he might do some good, even there. He unpacked his special gear and placed them ready for the night. The stake rested near the custom made gun which could fire the silver bullets he would need. All was ready. Now he waited for the nightfall when all his ingenuity and training will be needed.

Word count; 100

In response to;

50 Words Thursday #27

A Prompt by; Kristian of Tales from the mind of Kristian

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50 Words Thursday #26 -The painting

(There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery)

Today the painting from the art class were to be judged. People were nervously glancing at each other’s work to see who’s work was better. The panel of art critics walked in and observed each painting carefully and moved on. Nothing could be guessed from their expressions. They proceeded to a closed room for deliberations. Seth was more nervous than most as he was considered to be the top student here, and the teacher had given him much encouragement to think that he will be the winner this year.

The panel emerged from the room as whole of the class was waiting for the announcement. ” There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact, and the fact is that though most of you have done good , original work, there is a person here who has plagiarize the work of a master” said the judge. With this he pointed towards Seth!

Word count; 150

Rules: 

• Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!

• Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.

• Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

In response to;

50 Words Thursday #26

A Prompt by; Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

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50 Words Thursday #25

And the Words:  “We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows.” –  E.M Forster, A Room with a View. 

“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows” The guide in the museum was waxing philosophy and dispersing pearls of wisdom. The people weren’t paying much attention to his words as most of them were busy taking pictures of the beautiful treasures presented there. In the craze of taking “selfies” and pictures they were almost neglecting to look at these treasures. It always broke the guide’s heart that instead of looking at things and enjoying them, people were just collecting mementos.

Word count; 100

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50 Words Thursday #25

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Kristian of the Tales from the mind of Kristian

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50 Words Thursday #24

Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

“The Kraken stirs. And ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance”

Good Omens, Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

The diving and snorkeling experience was out of this world. Mark and Tracy were so happy that the choose to come to Mauritius for their vacations. The brilliantly colored fish going about their way, not noticing the humans amidst them was something novel for them. Their guide/ instructor was very good at handling the novices and was expertly shepherding them from one point of interest to another. Suddenly, the coral seemed to move and the water got all murky. Tracy clung to Mark, and they both looked towards their guide for explanation. But they couldn’t see him in all that murky water. There arose giant waves in the ocean and the fish scurried in all directions.

” Quick people, follow me” came the voice of the guide.” We must leave these waters immediately ”

But what’s wrong?

“The Kraken stirs. And ten billion sushi dinners cry out for vengeance” came the reply.

Word count; 150

In response to;

50 Words Thursday #24

A prompt by; Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

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50 Words Thursday #23

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 this weeks picture:

And the Words:  “she added, hopefully, “how many things with angels on them are there here?” – Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

 

The long corridor was littered with flower offerings. Most of them were in front of the statues, which adorned that side of the building. She stood there looking at them in awe. She hadn’t seen anything like this before. Turning to the man standing next to her, she added, hopefully, “how many things with angels on them are there here?” The curator was baffled for a minute then the light dawned on him. They really are not angles, Nell, these statuses are of great thinkers, queens and kings of the old times. They are here as a sign of respect!

Word count;100

In response to;

50 Words Thursday #23

A Prompt by Kristian of Tales from the mind of Kristian

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50 Words Thursday # 22 A gypsy’s life

This week’s prompt is coming from Teresa

Rules: 

• Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!

• Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.

• 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!

Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay

We never stop anywhere very long.

Darren Shan, A Living Nightmare 91

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We never stop anywhere very long

On the go ever forever on and on

Sitting in a cart, selling the wares

Parked on the beach or a small town

Make no friends or enemies either

No connection no memories to dream

This is our life, the life of a gypsy

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Word count: 50

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50 Words Thursday #22

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50 Words Thursday #21

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 this weeks picture:

And the Words: “Her lips were red and perfectly shaped, her cheeks blushed prettily when she spoke.” – Neil Gaiman, Stardust.

I hope you enjoy this week’s challenge, please include a link to your posts in the comments section as Pingbacks no longer seem to work, at least not for everyone.

Happy Thursday Everyone.

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“Her lips were red and perfectly shaped, her cheeks blushed prettily when she spoke” Alice read these lovely words and wished that she was like this beauty. She was a pampered little princess of her parents, even her room looked like that of a royalty. But she still wanted more.

Word count:50

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50 Words Thursday #21

By Kristian

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50 Words Thursday # 20

Image by Cari R. from Pixabay

I always want to frighten them more.

(Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived In The Castle 38)

The castle is open to the public on every Monday. People queue up, pay an entrance fee and are given a guided tour by one of the oldest employ of the family, their trusted butler. Special places of interest are the towers, especially the north tower which is the highest. It faces the woods at the back of the estate and the view from there is quite gloomy. But there is a story attached to this which is a major tourist attraction. The butler tells the tale of the suicide of one of the daughters of the family long ago, embellishing it with gory details. He has introduced a villain in the story, of his own making and has also added other details to make it more believable.When asked why he would make an already tragic story more so, he would say brazenly “I always want to frighten them more

Word count:150

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50 Words Thursday #20

A Prompt by Teresa of The Haunted Wordsmith

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50 Words Thursday #19– The trophy room

And here are 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

Fawn and her mom were visiting great uncle Gerald. He lived in a huge house and had retired from the army around thirty years ago. The whole of the family stood in awe of him because of his hot temper. Though now that he was nearly ninety, he still had the power to intimidate others by just looking at them. Fawn’s mom was her favorite niece so she was invited to spend the Easter break with uncle Gerald.

Fawn was exploring the house when she cam upon the trophy room. She was horrified by all the stuffed animal heads mounted on the walls. It was barbaric and revolting to her delicate sensibilities. And amidst all this evidence of cruelty, she saw a beautiful Myna in a cage. As she went towards it, the bird started to sing .`What do you call yourself?’ Fawn said at last. Such a soft sweet voice it had!

The bird’s song was so melodious that it gladdened Fawn’s heart. But she still couldn’t ignore the hunting trophies on the wall. And the bird was caged too. She decided to take up the issue with uncle Gerald. Cage in hand, she went to find him.

Word count =200

In response to;

50 Words Thursday #19

Hosted by Kristian

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!

#keepitalive

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