Fiction in 50 May Challenge!



It’s Fiction in 50 time for May and our challenge prompt this month is….

mixed messages

To play along, just create a piece of fiction or poetry in fewer than 51 words, post it, then pop a link to your post in the comments.  For more detailed information, just click on that attractive button at the top of this post.

My story came together quite easily this month (which probably gives you an indication of its quality!!), so with one word to spare, I present to you:

Back in the Game

Bert recalled his daughter’s advice on his return to the dating scene:

“Talk about yourself but nothing too personal. Be yourself but highlight your best side.  And definitely spoil her but check if she wants to go dutch.”

He wasn’t sure he was ready for this strange new world.

I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this month!  For those who like to be prepared, our prompt for June will be…

only certainty

Until next time,


Bruce’s Lucky Dip: Dating for the Literary Minded…


Today’s selection in the lucky dip comes to you courtesy of the search term “dating”.  Yes, that most anticipated and awkward of human interactions has thrown up some unexpected, yet intriguing, titles for those interested in the world of courting and mate-selection. Set your peepers to stun as you peruse the following relationship reads:

For those looking for a magical, otherworldly dating experience:

wood nymph centaurFor the malodorous or otherwise unsavoury cassanova:


In case you can’t read it, the subtitle says “311 things guys do that guarantee they won’t be dating or having sex”.  One wonders why they stopped at 311….

For the slightly suspicious, or for those concerned about their intended’s fascination with taunting small animals:

dating a sociopath

For those looking for God’s gift to women. Literally.

dating jesus

For those hoping that love will blossom organically, without the need for pesticides or growth hormones:

meeting your half orange

As is often the case with the lucky dip, this is but a small selection of the exciting possibilities availalbe to the romantically-minded reader.  Feel free to add your own contributions for our appreciation!
Until next time,