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)

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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!

(280 characters)

 

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 23/09/2018

img_1345-3I just love Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday.

It introduces me to new music, reminds me of great songs that I have forgotten, or not heard in ages, and it also makes me do a little bit of research in order to give a bit of history, or an interesting fact or two about what I’ve chosen.

I do tend to try to see if I can find a Beatles song to tie in with the theme, and this week, as we are asked to “sleep” I could immediately think of several songs I could offer. Then I started the research bit and came up with this!

On 10 November 2017, Elbow released a cover of “Golden Slumbers” by The Beatles, it was used in the 2017 John Lewis Christmas advert, titled Moz the Monster.

Here is the official video which shows a little of the making of the advert. I hope you like it as much as I do!

Golden Slumbers

Once there was a way
To get back homeward
Once there was a way
To get back home

Sleep, pretty darling, do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep, pretty darling, do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby
And I will sing a lullaby

Once there was a way
To get back homeward
Once there was a way
To get back home

 

Sleep, pretty darling, do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep, pretty darling, do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby
Songwriters: Paul McCartney / John Lennon
Golden Slumbers lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 

Twittering Tales #100 – 4 September 2018

Come one, come all.

Join in with the 100th Twittering Tale challenge!

Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creative souls is an extra special one this week.  We have to try to revert to the original 140 characters, instead of the now normal 280 characters, or fewer, to write a story based on the photo prompt. I wasn’t in at the very beginning. I think it was TT#14 before I discovered the joys of Twittering (you can see I don’t tweet in real life!) but it is now a must for me each week.

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Photo by Lauris at Pixabay.com

Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution which, instead of a tale, is a limerick to celebrate Kat’s birthday (at least I think that is what the picture is all about!). Check out all the fabulous entries here.

Kat is 100 it seems,
but younger by far in her dreams.
She’s really much brighter,
a hell of a writer,
and the smile on her face it just gleams!

(140 characters)

 

Twittering Tale #98 – 21 August 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.

The Rose grower’s curse.

I’ve got it again, I’m fed up!

What’s the matter now?

That horrible disease that spoiled all my roses last year is back again!

I thought you sprayed them, and cut back the worst affected.

I did, but just look. It’s on every rose and has even spread to the pavement.
Bloody black spot!

(279 characters)

Hybrid

Hybrid is the first word prompt for the brand new, exciting site, set up jointly by my friend Sue W , and her partner GC.

I used to enter a weekly Limerick competition, and really enjoyed doing so. That ceased some time ago and I have neglected Limericks since. It is now time to limber up for a limerick, so here goes.

My car is electric and gas

It’s been such a pain in the ass

It stutters and starts

And uses up parts

Next time I’ll give it a pass.

 

Look out for the weekly prompts here.