Category Archives: Shorts

Short Number 46 – All the G’s Thankyou Please

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After the Gas incident…

Great and Gregarious Greta Gleaned Glory, Gold Gifts and a pair of Gola trainers that Gok Gleamed at, with Good Golly style Gleegold 1

Gayle; her Gorgeous Great Grand daughter Gasped and Giggled

The Gola’s didn’t Go Great with Geoff’s Gold Gilet

Guffaw Guffaw escaped Gayle’s Gob

(50 words)gold

 

Broken Ceramic Boys and Chipped China Girls…

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He was made of the toughest material

He was almost 100% solid. Solid as a rock

His only weakness was a hair-line crack along his right side. Damage from childhood

He protected the crack with all of his might

One day, someone tapped him too hard, and he shattered into thousands of piecesbroken 7

He lay amongst his sharp and rocky tatters

And he made a decision

He would put himself back together with super glue

When he was finished, he had gaps all over his body

Toes were missing, his left thigh was half the thickness it used to be…He had virtually no left arm to speak of Read the rest of this entry

Short Number 41 – A Good Neighbour, An Addict & Their Stairs…

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“Can I help?” 

“I have help, it just looks different, abstract…somewhat scattered”

“Why is it so hard?”

“Because we are making solid ‘rock’ from the energy of thought. That takes time”

“How long will you be?”

“When it’s cooked, it’s cooked”

“Sorry?”

“Neither time nor steps get me to ground zero”

“Only temperature does”

They climb the rest of the steps in silence

(60 words)

Short Number 37 – When ‘Mensa’ take the Piss! ;)

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Logic Puzzle

Answer the following Questions…

What caused the event?

Who was involved?

What did Henry do to influence the process?

What was the main lesson, out of the 4 lessons?

Why did it happen?

Clues

A man in a red coat likes boats

Valerie was a radical lefty

(47 words)

Short Number 34 – He moves in mysterious ways

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I woke up that morning and prayed for a stress free day  

On the way to work I tripped on a drain cover, and smashed my two front teeth to bits

“So much for faith” – I lisped

  30 years later, the dentist who ‘capped me to rescue’ was at my bedside, as our   4th child was born

(56 words)

Short Number 18 – When you really want an excuse to say… ‘cotton picking minute!’

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Sally was arguing with Trevor, and she could feel her lip beginning to tremble.

The giggles began to bubble up!

She tried to twitch it out, but Trevor saw the flash in her eyes and said…

“Can we take a cotton picking minute here, paaaleeease?”

She could hold it no longer 😉

(50 words)

Short number 15 – Must be one up!

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“I love you”

“I love you too”

(He thinks… but she’s loved before. So he says)

You are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen”

“You are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen”

(He thinks…but she’s loved beautiful people before. So he says)

“Will you marry me?”

“Yes”

(He thinks….At last, she’s never said yes and meant it before)

I’m up!

(62 words)

Short Number 13 – It’s my alter ego, silly!

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“I’m not crying”

Water dropping from a tap.

Mrs Leaky, In all her glory!

   “Yes you are, you’ve been crying for days”

  

“It’s not me”

   “I have another personality you see”

   “Meet tap…Leaking tap”

“I’ll get you a new washer”

“Don’t bother, they all snap with the pressure, we don’t install them anymore”

(“This little tap of mine, i’m gonna let it cry, let it cry, let it cry, let it crrrrry”!)

(62 words) (woops)

Short Number 8 – What’s the worst that can happen?

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"A Negro Hung Alive by the Ribs to a Gall...

The very worst…of the human condition?

Pain

It’s just pain

You’ve lived it before

And you will, again

Now; you have no excuse for not doing everything you ever dreamed of

‘I said go out there and get hurt…And please don’t forget to enjoy the ride’

(47 words)

Short Number 7 – Insular Home Sweet Home

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Alone

I’d had enough by the 7th day

All I wanted to do was get home; you know how it is when you start to miss home.

I went to my favourite cafe, ignored everyone, and ate exactly the same ingredients as I did in that Spanish cafe

Smiling inside

(50 words)

Every-time…I have to leave You

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Every-time I say goodbye to You, every-time I’m forced to leave You, I hide something for You in Our bedroom; but still, after all this time; I dont know if You ever find it while I’m away.

And before I know it, I’m back in Your arms… and we hardly ever talk about my secret invisible gifts. I like that about You. I like that about Me. I like that about Us.

Amy Winehouse – All My Lovin’ – YouTube.

When I leave, this is always my parting gift to you...Until we meet again

To You

From Me

Writing Challenge Number 2 (2012) – Mediums – ‘But mostly, he wishes…’

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Medium Cool

333 words to be precise

You may or may not know that I have a boss/pimp who allocates me writing tasks every so often. (these can be found on Dawny’s Mini Seriessssss page).

Well; this job has led to another task that I’ve invented, as a naturally formed sideline…

Due to my inability to be succinct!

Welcome to Dawny’s Mediums!

Whenever I try to write a short, and I start getting too far away from my word limit. (as I just did) I’m gonna make it a medium, and as its my 33rd year and I’m obsessed with the number 3, the rules are, (like the shorts) each must tell a story with a point. But instead of 50 words, they must all be exactly 333 words…

Here’s my 1st shot at a medium.

But mostly, he wishes…

He was just 5; when he saw a slum for the first time; and he was a sensitive boy, his Dad could see in his eyes long before the tears, that it had hit him hard. His eyes welled up, as he stared at these people who looked just like him, and he wondered

What were they doing standing on the rubbish? Why were they living in houses like this?

His Daddy said “Don’t worry son, you’ll never have to see this place again”

And he didn’t. On their further trips to Mumbai, his Dad made sure he didn’t travel that route ever again, he never forgot their first visit, and they were very close.

The whole family made the effort to get together, and they were so pleased to see each other. They smiled and exchanged tales. Aadesh thought it would be a nice gesture for them all to cook and bring a dish from their childhood, one of the many their aunty used to make with them; when they visited her in the holidays. There were so many nieces and nephews, they all toasted ‘Aunty’ as they shared their dishes around. Seated in the Concorde, for it’s ‘flight finale’. Read the rest of this entry

Short Number 5 – ‘The Psychiatrist and his Educated Empathy’

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“Am I ‘a character’, because I have character?”

Or?

“I think I’m scared”

“I don’t know what of”

“My emotions, my moods, maybe…”

Why?

“They’re so overwhelming; I’m not sure if I even have a base personality”

“Am I a real person?” Read the rest of this entry

Short Number 4 – For Chandler Bong

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Friends

I'm looking at the beep and I'm not happy!

I want this

I want that

I can’t cope

I don’t know

I I I!

I I I I I I I I I!

Will you ever find time for… We?

All I ever wanted was… Us!

Or was it the… Weee-nUs?

(chortle chortle)

(42 words! not including the chortles! yay)

Short Number 3 – “When?” (I’m nearly ‘up to date’ for my one a week, yay!)

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English: Angry woman.

It’s not just that you fool

There is a book to write, a degree to finish, an album to complete, I haven’t even started on project piano, and you know I have the theatre to consider, and the boys!

When am I supposed to find time to fucking love you

(50 words)

Short Number 2 – ‘Mellow Yellow’

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English: Yellow hard hat. Studio photography.
My bruises are most tender when they turn from purple to ‘mellow yellow’
There is nothing mellow about him when he comes at me in his favourite yellow shirt

I thought cowards were supposed to be yellow by nature

I loved yellow until you…

I was mellow until you

(48 words)

2012 Writing challenge 1 – Shorts – Jack Nooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Jack and Jill (magazine)

Shorts - Jack Noooooooo

2012 Writing challenge 1 from my Boss/Pimp

Shorts…

The rules are, each short must be 50 words or less; and each must tell a story with a point. My first one turned into a mini drama well before print and I can’t find the bugger! So I’m starting slightly late in the year; with this ‘new’ 1st attempt!

These will eventually be found ‘all in order’ for your convenience, on my page entitled ‘Dawny’s Mini seriessss, Writing Challenges from my Boss/Pimp and Sideline Squit’.

If you would like to join in the ‘Shorts challenge’ please doooo lead me to your snippets. 50 words certainly gets the imaginative juices flowing! (see novembrepleut.wordpress.com for some gems…)

Here be my first ‘shot at a short’…

Jack ran up the hill Read the rest of this entry