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The 333’s of 2013 – Ohhhhh Billy! Did you actually BOOK this Tripe? Love Lola :)

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The 6th story in my little writing challenge for 2013. Each line must begin with a word that starts with the same letter as the last word on the line before it. 3 words in a line, 33 lines in ze story…

WHY? Cos I LOVE the number 3

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‘Carrot’s and Peas’

Pairs of people

Parched but watchingfolk 2

‘Wows’…echoed thanks

Theatre their love

‘Lola and Billy’

Boxed up high

He thought impressive

Inept thought Lola

Losing the plot Read the rest of this entry

33 lines of 3’s…Numero 2 – The Waterfall. Eden.

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The second story in my little writing challenge for 2013. Each line must begin with a word that starts with the same letter as the last word on the line before it. 3 words in a line, 33 lines in zee story…

The waterfall mesmorisedwaterfall 1

Many a tourist

Tamzin was surprised

Such strong emotions

Evoked by beauty

Beyond anything previous

(Penzance on Ice)

Ignited her desire

Dancing. Staring. Swimming

Soaking it in

Ingers sat still Read the rest of this entry

The 333 Writing Challenge of 2013!

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Swathed in grief over the passing of my 33rd year (Oh the drama)… 😉 I’m trying to sling the beautiful 3’s back into my life, in as many ways as possible

(I’ve decided to lie about my age from now on, so I can keep saying I’m 33…but that’s kinda cheating!333

Soooooo, a legitimate 33 ‘esque task…(Last year the weekly theme was a short story, this year its the weekly 33’s)

The 333 challenge of 2013!

Each line must be 3 words long

Each post must be 33 lines

It must (sort of) make sense/have a flow

The first word of each line must

– Begin with the first letter of the last word on the line above

i.e Selina was Shaking

Because shaking begins with S, the first word on the next line must begin with an S…Standing opposite him

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Salina was shaking33333

Standing opposite him

He knew everything

Especially the middle

Moisture trickled… splash

Soaking the contract

Connie was waiting

Withered. Cold. Outside Read the rest of this entry

Short Number 49 – Almost :)

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52 ‘Shorts’ for 2012almost

Each…

50 words limit. A story. A point.

Twas the mission

And here’s the report

48 outta 52 is not a bad score

48 stories…with overtypes galore

I very much enjoyed the task

Sometimes ‘ze shorts’ were quite simply a blast

To break my ‘over-limit’ habit

I’ll end ’49’ …

With a little less rabbit

(5o words EXACTLY :))

Short Number 47 – Regression Heaven…Kingston Town

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Jenny was beyond excited 🙂 regress

She drifted off…

1 hour later she was back in the room

The regression therapist barely got a word out…

Jenny interruptedregress 2regress 4

“Me 1st…Was I a Jamaican Joint Smoking Smiler ?”

“I quote…You immediately asked 2 questions”

1) Want some Reefa ?

2) Where’s me waterfall ?regress 1

Jenny beamed at Lou and said… “I bloody knew it! I may be as white as a sheet now; but a gal never forgets her roots ” 🙂

(64 words)

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)

Dear Self – Stop Being A ‘Dickhead’…;)

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Dear Self!

“Do you remember that hooo-haaaa this year, when you were a complete dick head?”

Self bows head…’I do’

“And do you know that it was the 5678th time, that you have been caught behaving like a dickhead, by me?”

Self…’I do’

“And do you know that I forgive you, you foolish little numpty? ;)”

Self…’I didn’t, but thanks’

“And do you forgive yourself now too?”

Self…’I do’…’Huge Thanks to you for forgiving me first’

“You’re welcome Dick ed!”

“As are you”

Fabulous little number courtesy of Ms Nash…Love Me, Myself, and I 🙂

Short (ish) Number 38 – Bullied and Bored!

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Evil Boy asked the Nice Girl what was up?

Nice Girl said “YOU”

Evil Boy smiled and asked Nice Girl if she could be more specific…

Nice Girl said – “You used to scare me, then you terrified me, then I pitied you, then I pitied me, and now you just PISS ME OFF! Go find someone else to bully you tragic little low life, I’m bored!”

Evil didn’t hear anything past ‘you scare me’, ‘cos he was lost in his reflection AGAIN, narcissistic prick!

(81 words)

Metaphorical Statements and Literal Uptakes…Oh Chantelle!

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“Mommy, I told Daddy I want to be an astronaut when I grow up, and he said…It’s a pipe dream!”

“Why is it called a pipe dream”?

Mommy was feeling a bit tired and was suffering from a severe case of PMT. Without much thought she said “Because pipes were originally invented to carry shite from one place to another”

“I still don’t get it Mommy”

“Well darling, dreams that are very hard to achieve are called pipe dreams, ‘cos you will have to wiggle and squeeze through 1000’s of miles of life’s poo poo, if you want to make your dream a reality”

An hour later, everything was suspiciously quiet upstairs and Mommy went looking for Chantelle… she wasn’t in the play room or her bedroom, slightly worried, Mommy called out “Chantelle, where are you?” as she opened the bathroom door to the following sight –

A pair of legs protruding just above the toilet seat, wiggling at a rapid rate Read the rest of this entry

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

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Short Number 35 – The Application Form Trumps Again!

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Dear Application form,

I dislike you greatly! I am far superior to you in terms of appearance and organisation, yet you continue to trump me – With your teeny tiny boxes and irrelevant questions

Finally, you use me to make yourself more attractive, and I get none of the credit

Yours Truly

The CV

(53 words)

Some people wait a lifetime to prove their point…Science V Ghosts

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4,863 Ghosts were hanging out at number 36 Meldon Close

They had been waiting to hear the magic words for almost a year…

It was on a Tuesday when the moment finally came, and they all cheered as Mr Davis told his wife that he had booked a scientist and an exorcist – to investigate and bring an end to the many odd occurrences they had witnessed; events that he could no longer deny were happening, in every room of the house

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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 33 – Coins and Loins

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“What’s the problem?”

“The problem?…

Desire! Fire! all standing on the edge of a Liar!”

“But it’s wrong”

“I know, and that’s why it’s so strong!”

“You don’t belong, It’s a one sided Con!”

“I know, that’s why it’s so Strong!”

“Been riding Right! Since I saw the Light!”

“But it’s too Bright! Too Bright to Fight!?”

“Tonight is the Night! Right!?”

“Out of Sight, I just Might!”

Short Number 27 – Face Value

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On face value

Off face value

The enjoyable interaction = The enjoyable interaction

Except one is underpinned by trust, respect, thoughts, loyalty, kindness, honesty, highs and lows, impact…and these are the insides in the ball of love

The other is underpinned by by by by? = nothing + duplicitous behaviour +  an off cut from loves cloth

Word Count – 50

Short Number blurb! – Be Bloody Careful Folks!

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The news flash did one of them …

‘Interrupt this program for some epic news’

“Reporting Live from Naaaarwich – Giant marshmallows are very dangerous; highly toxic infact… be sure to wear a mask everywhere you go”

We wouldn’t want you catching the bug and getting all warm and fluffy now, would we?!

Head for the BUNKERS – Save yourself!

(56 words)

Short Number blah blah – Must I still be guarded U Bafooooons?

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She awoke and the fun police still had 8 ooooooozy 9mm’s stuck to her head

She made sure she had just enough breast showing (for her own sweet viewing pleasure)

And said

“You could be doing so many other important things”

“But have it your way, makes no odds to mine”

God loves a tryer, even when they fell off the path eons ago and are still lost!

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Humanising the Robot – Part 1

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He was just 4 years old when he decided to remove the buttons from his outsides

The panel on his front, was larger than all the other robots because he had travelled, a rarity in ‘bot-land’

But he was also very rare (even without the travel)

He was bogged down, feeling too much compassion, love, anger, disdain, fear, yearning…and a need for control and power

When he was left to his own devices, these emotions weren’t a problem. Like all other robots he was emotional, whilst being totally emotionally detached Read the rest of this entry