Twittering Tales #92 – 10 July 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.

It was the annual barbecue of the Cartographers Guild.

Being newly elected members, they were not quite sure of protocols.

They had the dress code, and a detailed plan of how to get there.

They just needed to pass the final test.

Find the red and white tent #82, with the green roof.

(280 characters)

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Twittering Tales #91 – Chains – 3 July 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.

Someone said the link is broken.

I think it is missing, entirely.

Really it’s just an illusion; there is no continuity, no strength, no security!

If I can see it, why can so many others not?

I pray we can forge new links, pick up the broken and missing, and join together in harmony.

(280 characters)

Twittering Tale #90 – Pick a Card – 26 June 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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Photo by AlbanyColley at Pixabay.com

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

The muse had deserted him.

Over two weeks now, and still the creative juices were dry. What would they think of him?

In desperation he decided to visit his Tarot reader.

First – The High Priestess – Inaction – check!
Second – Page – mentally unstable – check!
Third – The Fool – check!

(280 characters)

A different point of view

REFUGEES – An upside down poem!

They have no need of our help
So do not tell me
These haggard faces could belong to you or me
Should life have dealt a different hand
We need to see them for who they really are
Chancers and scroungers
Layabouts and loungers
With bombs up their sleeves
Cut-throats and thieves
They are not
Welcome here
We should make them
Go back to where they came from
They cannot
Share our food
Share our homes
Share our countries
Instead let us
Build a wall to keep them out
It is not okay to say
These are people just like us
A place should only belong to those who are born there
Do not be so stupid to think that
The world can be looked at another way

(now read from bottom to top)

– Brian Bilston

This poem is taken from You Took the Last Bus Home, a collection of Brian Bilston’s poetry published by Unbound in October 2016
http://www.brianbilston.com

Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 17 June 2018

Kat is a very talented lady, a fine poet, a beautiful singer, a lady who knows her own mind. Her patience is wearing very thin though, and here she sums up her week and only pulls a few punches. Check out her blog – you will be amused, amazed, and, probably, in agreement!

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I realized that I started two of my magnetic poems this week with the phrase “there is no sanctuary”. It was completely accidental, or perhaps it was subliminal. I think it was most likely the latter. I have felt helpless against the recent atrocities perpetrated by my government on innocent people in my name as an American, and now most egregiously in the name of God as well. We are learning more and more about the Trump/Sessions'”Zero Tolerance” agenda for those crossing our southern borders; the horrors experienced by families seeking asylum in the U.S.; children being ripped from their parents’ arms and shipped to holding facilities, some even lost in the system. A system that uses intimidation and fear to dissuade people from coming here. And now we have a president who is using these innocent children as ransom for his ludicrous border wall.

To be honest, I don’t…

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Twittering Tales #88 – 12 June 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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Photo by Free-Photos at Pixabay

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

The winner – A damaged dream    To view The Winner – click here.

“Any good ones today?”

“Usual sort of stuff. Falling in love, monsters under the bed. Some really sexy ones too. Want to look?”

“What’s that one at the back? Looks kinda damaged to me!”

“Yea. Looks like some guy dreaming of winning a competition, but it seems to be fire damaged!”

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Twittering Tales #87 – 5 June 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.

img_2011Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here.

The Winner – with apologies to those of a nervous disposition

I warned him, I really did!

He should have foreseen the consequences.

He insisted it was all just innocent fun, and the competition was the talk of the town. He was sure to win.

I thought so too, because he sure passed a lot of gas.

He really shouldn’t have tried to light it though!

(279 characters)

#SixWordStoryChallenge – 9th June 2018

Every week my friend Kirsty, along with her fellow blogger at Wonderwall, sets a new Six Word Story Challenge. Check this week’s challenge out HERE and vote for your favorites, or leave a story of your own. This week’s prompt word: Magic.

It’s a fun challenge, but not as easy as you think!

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Challenge open Saturday 9th June 2018 – Thursday 14th June 2018

Welcome to the Six Word Story Challenge.

For those who have never dropped by before, a new prompt is posted every Saturday morning at 9am GMT, either on this site or that of fellow blogger Wonderwall. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to plot a story on that subject… in just six words.

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Twittering Tales #86 – 29 May 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.

I told you not to leave the window open didn’t I?

Did I, or did I not, tell you at least a dozen times “DO NOT LEAVE THE BLOODY WINDOW OPEN!”

Well, you’ve gone and done it now, haven’t you? I told you, but do you listen?

NO!

In one ear and out the other!

And now it’s loose out there!

(280 characters)

Twittering Tale #85 – 22 May 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.

She always said “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!” and that applied now, more than any other time. She had a dream, and this hotel was to form the basis of that dream. A new start. A new life. Away from all the horrors of the past. She could see it now, her dream, her life.

(279 characters)

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