Fiction in 50 July Challenge: After Dinner…

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Welcome to the Fiction in 50 micro-writing challenge for July, with the prompt:

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If you’d like to join in, just create a piece of prose or poetry in fewer than 51 words and link it up in the comments section of this post.  For more detailed information on the challenge and future prompts, just click here.

I’ve gone with a somewhat grim interpretation of the prompt this month and have titled my contribution….

Insomniac

The last bites of dinner still redolent on his tongue signaled the beginning of the long, dead hours between this moment and the early hours in which the world would once again begin to stir.

He sighed. 

Stroked the cat beside him.

Braced himself to fend off the whispers.


 

I look forward to seeing what other people have come up with this month!

Our prompt for August will be…

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Until next time,

Bruce

Fiction in 50 June 2017 Challenge!

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It’s time once again for Fiction in 50, where payers attempt to create a story in fewer than 51 words based on a monthly prompt.  This month our prompt is…

a change in the weather

And I have titled my contribution…..

Predicting the Weather

It hadn’t looked like rain when Steve left the house.  Icy drops now splattered his hair as he huddled at the ill-covered bus stop.

An elderly woman, attired in rain-jacket and hat, smiled sympathetically, “No rainbow without rain.”

Steve smiled weakly back, a drip sliding down his collar.

It hadn’t looked like rain when he left the house.


I’m eight words over, but I can’t really be bothered to fix that at the moment.  The prompts for the next six months are now up and thanks to Rebecca Douglass, The Ninja Librarian, for suggesting three of the prompts.

Our prompt for July will be…

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Until next time,

Bruce

 

Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop (in winter) …and a Fi50 reminder!

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Given that my shelf is located in a place where we enjoy (suffer would be the better word) temperatures in the 30s all year round, I thought it would be a reasonable action to join in with the Splash into Summer giveaway hop hosted by Bookhounds and running from May 28 – June 8th 2016, despite the fact that we’re only days away from winter here in Brisbane.

I am offering one winner the chance to win a book of their choice up to the value of $15 AUD from the Book Depository to make their summer (or winter) more bearable.  My giveaway is open internationally, provided the Book Depository ships to your country for free.  Other Ts & Cs are in the rafflecopter.  To enter, just click on this link:

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This is a hop, so don’t forget to check out the other participants at this link:

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Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

Good luck!

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And while I’ve got you here, allow me to remind you that Fiction in 50 for May kicks off on Monday.  Our prompt for this month is…

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If you’d like to participate, just create a piece of fiction in fewer than 51 words, post it and link back to it in the comments of my post on Monday.  For more detailed instructions and future prompts, just click here.

Can’t wait to see what people come up with!

Until next time,

Bruce