Twittering Tales #113 – 4 December 2018 – A taste of justice

Time again for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creativity. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 280 characters or fewer.

Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here and, if you’ve never had a go, why not try a story of your own? You may surprise yourself!

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A taste of justice

I can see you Henry Roy James, and I know you can see me!

But you don’t recognise me.

You still think you got away with it, but really, you didn’t!

The jury may have believed you, but natural justice shall prevail.

You killed me, and I’m going to kill you.

Then I’m going to eat you!

(279 characters)

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Twittering Tales #112 – 27 November 2018

Time again for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creativity. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 280 characters or fewer.

Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here and, if you’ve never had a go, why not try a story of your own? You may surprise yourself!

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Photo montage Pixabay. One by pasja1000 (Senior Couple) and the other by StockSnap (Children)

Their twin grandchildren walked everywhere with them, always a few paces in front.
The gap increased each year that passed.
Their daughter, and her husband, had been killed outright in a head on crash 8 months into her pregnancy.
The first responder wept as she declared all 4 dead.

(280 characters)

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 25/11/2018

img_1345-3Time again for Helen’s great challenge to come up with a Song Lyric Sunday memory for the theme of “first”. You can hear all the fabulous entries by clicking above.

I’ve recently taken the drastic step of clearing out all of my DVD’s and, dare I say it, my VINYLS!!!!!!!!!

I gave them all to my favourite charity shop and I hope that, not only do they raise a tidy sum for the charity but, they give lots of pleasure to many people. My, were they heavy!

I still have lots of music on reel to reel tapes, and on cassettes. I never had 8 track, or mini disc. I will, eventually dispose of those too.

All my memories of vinyl and dvd’s are now in my iTunes library, so for this week I searched there. This is what I came up with!

First Of May by The Bee Gees

Now I don’t know about you, but, I always found the Bee Gees to be an unpleasant group to look at. I found them rather ugly. Maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s a man thing. Maybe I’m talking rubbish. They were, however, superb singers, and their harmonies were sublime.

Anyway, to spare my eyes, at least, I have chosen a recording that doesn’t show them at all. It does, however, include the lyrics. I hope you enjoy it.

Twittering Tales # 111 – 19 November 2018

Time again for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creativity. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 280 characters or fewer.

Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here and, if you’ve never had a go, why not try a story of your own? You may surprise yourself!

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Just what sort of beast built this tunnel?
The bricks were perfectly shaped pellets of dried shit, you could tell by some of the newly placed cubes.
Poo!!!
He could only assume that the wombat population, hereabouts, had undergone a metamorphosis and were now the size of elephants!

(280 characters)

Wombats REALLY DO produce cubed faeces!

 

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 04/11/2018 – Take a look at me now.

img_1345-3Helen’s theme for SLS this week is take/taking. Fancy joining in with this great way of listening to some old favourites, and, often, some new music? If so, you can see all of the entries here and read all about the way to get involved.

This week I’ve chosen a song from Phil Collins,  written for the movie of the same name, “Against All Odds”. The song is better known as “Take a look at me now”.

Originally titled “How Can You Just Sit There?”, the song was initially from the sessions for Collins’ debut solo album Face Value (1981). Collins wrote the song, while Arif Mardin produced it.  The piano performance is by New York musician Rob Mounsey. Piano, keyboard bass, and a string section, arranged and conducted by Mardin, were recorded at RCA Studios, New York, while Collins recorded vocals and drums in Los Angeles.

The video has a hunky male form for those who are interested in that sort of thing. Yes, I’m thinking of you Sandra!

Lyrics are on the video too! Enjoy.

Twittering Tales #108 – 30 October 2018

Time again for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creativity. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 280 characters or fewer.

Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here and, if you’ve never had a go, why not try a story of your own? You may surprise yourself!

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Photo by Graehawk at Pixabay.com

The Happening

It was a strange community.
They never seemed to get together, or even to communicate at the most basic level, until someone suggested they arrange a happening.
Maisie keenly arranged it all.
Just what is a happening? Jack asked.
Think of it as a play, she said.
With (280 characters!)

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 28/10/2018

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OK, I know it’s Monday. So, what if I am a little late? I can cope with that, I’m retired!

My first thought for Helen’s prompt of give/giving was to offer you I gave you all by Mumford and Sons. If you want to, you can still listen to it here.

The problem with SLS is that I tend to get carried away when researching what to offer. I end up, every week, spending time listening to loads of music when I really should be doing other things. It’s a great problem to have!!!!!!

If you want to take part, or wish to listen to all the other musical offerings, you can find everything here.

I finally settled on another Mumford and Sons song, Awake my soul – Live at Red Rocks. It doesn’t really fit in directly with the prompt, apart from the fact that the group give a fantastic performance, they really enjoy it, as do the audience, and I hope that you will too!

Awake My Soul

Mumford & Sons

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don’t know
My weakness I feel I must finally show

Lend me your hand and we’ll conquer them all
But lend me your heart and I’ll just let you fall
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see
But your soul you must keep, totally free
Har har, har har, har har, har har

Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don’t know
My weakness I feel I must finally show
Har har, har har, har har, har har

In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life
In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
And where you invest your love, you invest your life

Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul
For you were made to meet your maker
Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul
For you were made to meet your maker
You were made to meet your maker

Songwriters: Benjamin Walter David Lovett / Edward James Milton Dwane / Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford / Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall

Awake My Soul lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Twittering Tales #106 – 16 October 2018

I’ve never tweeted in my life, but Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge, to tax our creativity, is definitely worth trying it out. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 280 characters or fewer.

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Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here.

If you’ve never had a go, why not try a story of your own? You may surprise yourself!

The party

She hated the Christmas party.

They said it was good for staff morale and all that crap!

She hated it!

All that posing. The bling. Yuk!

Then the boss started to come on to her. She lost it.

Smack!!! Right on the nose. It looked broken.

He was a bully, and pretty ‘armless.

What a dummy!

(280 characters)

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 14/10/2018

img_1345-3Regular readers of my entries for Helen’s fantastic Song Lyric Sunday challenge will know that my first thoughts often head towards The Beatles. Well, they were there at just the right time for me. They were a huge influence in my life, and they wrote such great words and music.

So, what would Helen’s theme of hide/hiding/hidden produce if I were to go with the Beatles? “Hey, You’ve got to hide your love away.” of course!

NO, I’m not going with that. Instead, I’m choosing a group that I think failed to reach their full potential. They produced some great songs, and had commercial success, but failed to become as great as they could have done.

The group is BTO, Bachman–Turner Overdrive to those who don’t know. The track I’ve chosen fits in with this theme, but also could sit quite happily at the end of the month. The lyrics are a little uninspiring, and couldn’t have taken more than a few minutes to write, but how they are sung, and the guitar work, makes up for that.

If you wish to listen to a song of BTO that you may have heard before, then click on: You ain’t seen nothing yet!  Their number one hit in the USA, written as a joke about his brother, who had a stutter.

“I Don’t Have To Hide”

Black witches sing their verses
Of charms, hexes and curses
They tried to take out my eyes
But I don’t have to hide

I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide from you
I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide from you

Black sunset’s on it’s way down
I’ve got to go out on the town
I’m not afraid of the night
But I don’t have to hide

I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide from you
I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide from you

Black moon-dogs chasing at me
Way down to the sea
They want to steal my life
But I don’t have to hide

I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide from you
I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide
I don’t have to hide from you

Writer(s): TIMOTHY BACHMAN

Twittering Tales #104 – 2 October 2018

It’s time again for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creative souls. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 280 characters or fewer.

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Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here.

Those new contraceptive tablets were great.
The instructions were really clear.
I just had to make a sheath out of the intestine of a goat and stretch it over my organ, before ravishing all the handmaidens I desired.
I didn’t have an organ, or a piano, so I stretched it over my lyre!

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