They thought themselves in charge... Wrong! Written for Sometimes Stellar Storyteller's weekly Six Word Story Challenge. Can you write a story about what it means to be human in six words or less?
Ripsaw teeth Cross cut teeth Cut clasp nail, tungsten carbide tipped and galvanized Gleaming in the air, honed and filed Beauty in industry Poetry forged in the shadow of empty mills City of steel and sharply angled hills Where every blade is work of art And every wall, a canvas. This piece was written for … Continue reading Weekly Photo Prompt: Steel
Daddy, why won't Mummy stop crying? Written for the Six Word Story Challenge hosted by Sometimes Stellar Storyteller Nicola. Why don't you head over to her blog and check out the other entries?
Perspiring tourists made their way along the windless promenade. Squinting in the sunshine between islands of shade too far apart for any comfort. The sea at low tide was a distant mirage below the far end of the pier. 'I want an ice cream.' If her parents heard her above the thumping music from the … Continue reading Ice Cream
Swing the axe. Chop. Swing the axe. Chop. And again. And again. One thousand cuts a day, every day for months on end. The woodcutter's hands were rubbed raw by the constant pressure of the axe handle. The ever-widening clearing around his house was littered with untidy piles of felled trees, the ground … Continue reading Weekly Photo Prompt: the woodcutter
Some fantastic time travelling limericks here! Honoured to tie for third place with Peter – who’d have thought we’d end up doing this when I used to nag you about data entry procedures a few years ago!
Now, time to look up exactly what ‘antonym’ means so I don’t make a fool of myself, and start plotting next week’s limerick!
So, did you guys enjoy traveling in time? I know I did, time travel is amazing, is it not? Not just the idea of time travel, but the limericks about time travel was amazing too! All of them, brilliant limericks for the prompt. If you have not already done so, click here, to view all the limerick submissions for Week 29.
Now, let’s get on to take a look at the Top 5 limericks from last week’s challenge.
And the limerick superstar of this week………….*drumrolls please* Draliman On Life with this amazing limerick.
Trav’lling in time can be great
Though dangerous, ‘specially of late
If you travel too long
It can all go quite wrong
Then much worse than death is your fate!
Congratulations to Draliman – the Limerick Superstar of the week!
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Welcome to my weekly photo prompt! Every Monday I will share a photo which I like, and taking it as a starting point, I'll endeavour to come up with a piece of creative writing. This might be a 100 word story, a poem, haiku, limerick or longer piece - I'm not setting any rules apart from … Continue reading Weekly Photo Prompt: secret garden
Got fired. Came home. Kicked cat. This is my entry to the Six Word Story Challenge posted by Nicola at Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. I've missed this - the scribblings, crossings out and at last the eureka moment when you nail those six perfect words! Glad you're back Nicola!
Drink a pint with Farage, he's your mate Who says Brexit will make Britain great. He's retiring, job done, And the prize that he's won Will be bendy bananas, not straight. This limerick was written for my weekly photo prompt. Every Monday I share a photo which I like, and taking it as a … Continue reading Weekly Photo Prompt: Bananas
London, March 2019: "Trust me David, Michael, trust me. This will work." The two Secretaries of State looked at the Prime Minister doubtfully as he fastened his blue safety helmet, and examined his appearance in the mirror. "Are you sure Boris?" Michael asked, "I mean, today of all days?" "Today is EXACTLY the day!" The … Continue reading Bread and Circuses