What’s Your Story Then- 4

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Title;

The Green-Eyed Dodo

Letters;

A, Z, X, E, O, Y, S, M, C, Q, U, I

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It looked at me, a quizzical expression on its face

Don’t be coy or cozy I said to this green-eyed dodo

You’ve been dead long ago so no need to judge me

If you had seen what I have, your choices would be different

Some things have changed since you roamed the earth

Axe has fallen on many a species, extinction their fate

The world has become a maze of complications

Sameness has become the order of the day

The sum total f human civilization has been the destruction

So if you see us trying to survive by any means possible

It’s not my doing, it’s those who have been here before me

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What’s Your Story Then # 2-2- The trip

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Word Story

The letters today;

Topic; The storm

Daoenizojulc

Zoo, Zinc, cold, cajole, loud, Jean, lean, coin, zone, Lad, led, lead

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The weather was fine in the morning and all the lads planned a trip to the zoo. Jeff was their leader. Dressed in his new jeans, he led the way. The line to the entrance was small. They paid their coin and excitedly went around looking at all the animals. It was a cold day. As they entered the zone where reptiles were kept, the zinc batteries In Jeff’s camera died. He wanted to look closely at the boa and leaned forward to get a better look. Suddenly the glass wall gave in and Jeff found himself face to face with a huge boa constrictor. He tried to talk to it in a cajoling way but the snake kept on advancing. Lucky for him the zoo admin stepped in quickly for a rescue. The boys thought it was time to head home when with a loud thunder, heaven opened up. It was a storm to remember.

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What’s Your Story Then # 17

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Writing Prompt Game

Word Story

What’s Your Story Then?

Word Story is simplicity itself … with a twist!

Below are 9 assorted letters – your creative role is to make words from those jumbled letters and insert them into a tale of no more than 200 words total on a provided topic … it really is that simple!

Letters;

Topic; Foggy bottom

AIBYEOUNS

Bye, eons, buns, bones, sun, bin, nab, snob, beans, yes, no, you, onus, yen, in, on, son,

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This is a story of foggy bottom or a soggy bottom

Eons ago when the sun was young

I had a yen to make some buns

I didn’t have any idea how to go about the task

So I asked my son for some advice

He said no, he had no inkling either

So the idea went into the bin

Then I felt in my bones that the time was right

To make a pie with lots of apples and spice

By the time the crust was baked with beans in it

The desire to continue had left me altogether

So I said bye to the kitchen putting the onus

Of procuring something delicious to eat

On the shoulders of my unsuspecting spouse

He was no snob and said yes instantly

For you, he said I will nab the tastiest treat

Just say the word and it will be yours

So not soggy bottom pie was made

And I haven’t the remotest idea

What a foggy bottom might be!

~*~

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What’s Your Story Then # 14

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What’s Your Story Then?

Series 1 – Game 14 – 14/04/2020

End of Season Game – New Season Autumn 2020

Word Story – What’s Your Story Then? Created by A Guy Called Bloke

Weekly Writing Prompt

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Word Story

What’s Your Story Then?

Word Story is simplicity itself … with a twist!

All you need to do is write a piece of flash fiction of no more than 300 words on the Prompt of the Day  using words you create from the Words of the Day!

P TileR TileO TileM TileP TileT TileE TileD Tile

Word of the Day

Prompted

Prompt of the Day

Frisks Adapta

(Prompted, opted, romp, rope, tore, date, pare, dote)

(Since I have no idea what ” Frisk Adapta” is, so I am going with my own story)

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Kalli was a calico cat. Jo doted on her. She was one cute and frisky kittie. They would romp together in her room and were best friends. Kalli’s favorite game was rope tugging. She would grab hold of one end and would expect Jo to hold the other. Jo would be happy to play with kalli without being prompted by her and it gave her a chance to work out as well. But there was an incident when Jo tore her knee-tendon when playing with the cat. After that, she opted out of the game, much to the disappointment of Kalli. Now to date, Kalli uses the rope to pare her nails and looks longingly at it in hope of playing “tug the rope” with Jo again.

~*~

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What’s Your Story Then # 13

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What’s Your Story Then?

Series 1 – Game 13 – 01/04/2020

Directory

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What’s Your Story Then?

Word of the Day

Scrutiny

Prompt of the Day

Tiny Curs!!

Tiny, tin, cut, cry

Molly loved her tinman. It was tiny. Whenever she was sad, she would pour all her troubles and woes into the ears of her toy.

One day, a very bad day at school, she rushed home only to find her tinman missing. She looked all over for it but couldn’t find it. As she looked out of the window, she saw a puppy running towards her brother with her toy in its mouth. Like a flash of lightning, she was outside. Her brother gave her an evil smile and said that he was teaching his new puppy how to fetch. She was so cut up about it she started to cry. Her mother came out to see what the trouble was. She ordered that Tom should apologize to Molly and give back the toy, after washing it.

Molly took the tinman back reluctantly because it was all chewed up and broken. She told her mom that she wanted the puppy too. It was not fair that Tom should keep it after he had misbehaved so much.

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What’s Your Story Then # 12

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What’s Your Story Then?

Series 1 – Game 12 – 22/03/2020

Directory

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Word Story

What’s Your Story Then?

Word Story is simplicity itself … with a twist!

All you need to do is write a piece of flash fiction of no more than 300 words on the Prompt of the Day  using words you create from the Words of the Day!

Word of the Day

Mayapples

Prompt of the Day

[The] Games People Play

M TileA TileY TileA TileP TileP TileL TileE TileS Tile

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Apple, maple, laps, pale, peal, may, pale, sap, pep, yelps,

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Ann’s birthday was on May 12th. And she wanted to invite all her friends from school. There were to be games like apple bobbing, pin the tail and musical chairs.

All arrangements were made outdoors to fit in 12-15 kids. They all had great fun, till the sap from the maple tree started dripping over them. There were yelps of annoyance from both the kids and adults alike. The pale liquid was sticky and ruined their clothes. But Ann emitted a loud peal of laughter and started doing laps around the yard. Her pep and joy invigorated other kids and they had a fantastic time at the party. It’s true that the outcome of what life dishes out to us, is totally dependent upon our attitude.

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What’s Your Story Then # 11

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What’s Your Story Then?

Series 1 – Game 11 – 11/03/2020

Directory

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Word Story

What’s Your Story Then?

Word Story is simplicity itself … with a twist!

All you need to do is write a piece of flash fiction of no more than 300 words on the Prompt of the Day  using words you create from the Words of the Day!

This week’s game is dedicated to  Sadje of Keep it Alive who enjoys being ‘prompted’ to a smidgen of clever and cryptic wordery! Will she see it too?

E TileY TileE TileS TileH TileA TileD TileO TileW TileT TileU TileE TileS Tile

Words of the Day

Eyeshadow Tue

Eyes, shadows, had, show, shade, shady, heady, weedy, shy, hue, how, howdy, steady, tweed

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Prompt of the Day

Seeing is Believing

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Martha took out her tweed coat from the closet. She had to see it with her own eyes, the wonder everyone was talking about. It was getting dark outside, the shadows lengthening with approaching dusk. The show being put by those shady people, trying to convince people that they were wizards and witches, had to be a hoax she thought. With a steady step, she went towards the fair. “Howdy, ma’amA shy, weedy looking lad grated her at the entrance. Martha headed straight for the purple tent where the wizard and the witch were making fools of innocent folks.

Once inside, she found herself looking at a vast scene painted in all hues of blue and purple. And in front of it sat a wizened old woman and a youngish man. The woman told her to take a seat. A strange white smoke was emitting from a flask on the table and Martha felt a heady sensation of being in power. How that could be she thought. But soon she lost her train of thoughts as the witch, very cannily started telling her details about her past life. She then told her that the man of her dreams will be soon coming into her life. Martha could not understand what was happening. She rushed out of the tent and stood awhile in the shade of the big tree in the ground. Someone touched her on the shoulder and she turned to see a tall handsome stranger smiling at her. The witch was right after all!

Seeing is believing!

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What’s Your Story Then # 10

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What’s Your Story Then?

Series 1 – Game 10 – 04/03/2020

Directory

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Word Story

What’s Your Story Then?

Word Story is simplicity itself … with a twist!

All you need to do is write a piece of flash fiction of no more than 300 words on the Prompt of the Day using words you create from the Word of the Day!

This week’s game is dedicated to Paula and she’ll know why and understand the humour too!

M TileE TileA TileN TileD TileE TileR TileI TileN TileG Tile

Word of the Day

Meandering

Prompt of the Day

Pistol Promptness!

Mean, dear, ring, man, mad, ran, grin, dear, name, read, need, nerd,

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She was always ready to act

Being prompt was her way

Never got mad, just grinned

If it was a nerd or a dear she cared not

She would read them instantly

The need and the name on her tongue

The only time she didn’t know what to say

Was when the man of her dreams

Gave her a ring on his knees

Oh, dear! Whatever do you mean she said

Blushing, as she ran out of the room

~*~

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What’s Your Story Then? # 9

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What’s Your Story Then?

Series 1 – Game 9 – 26/02/2020

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Word Story

What’s Your Story Then?

Word Story is simplicity itself … with a twist!

All you need to do is write a piece of flash fiction of no more than 300 words on the Prompt of the Day using words you create from the Word of the Day!

N TileO TileT TileI TileC TileE TileB TileO TileA TileR TileD TileS Tile

Prompt of the Day

Coordinated Bandicoots!

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Noticeboards

No, idea, bad, road, snob, bias, dice, rice, side, bite, raid, staid
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What are coordinated Bandicoots
Well you may ask but I absolutely have no idea
I know it is bad form to write about something
With no road map in your mind, but at least
I have no bias or tilt to any one side
I am no snob I tell you, no dice no rice
On raiding my staid mind I couldn’t come up
With a single idea that would take the bite
So with regret, I leave this story, unfinished
And hope that someone will satisfy your curiosity
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The Things People Say # 4

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The Things People Say!

The Things People Say!

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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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