Strategy

Prompt ~

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Copyright-Melanie Greenwood

The crowd watched the closed door, the tiled verandah and the three empty chairs with bated breaths.

The open-door summit between the Prime-Minister, the Home-Minister and the Leader-of-opposition was abandoned as they were whisked away by the security. The PM-house was summarily evacuated and cordoned off.

The press waited for the bomb-squad to finish their search.

Finally, the bomb-squad came out and rode away without responding to the queries of the press.

The media had a field day airing speculations.

The public perceived the government as weak and lacking will to combat terrorism. The opposition’s election-strategy succeeded.

Words   ~ 100

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


 

Of shells & pebbles!

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2014-10-27 - BW Beacham

Finish the story begins with:  Little did we know that Grandpa was a collector.

Little did we know that Grandpa was a collector of objects other than cars! We were cleaning up prior to going back to our own lives in distant cities, a few days after his terhhvi*. It is horrendous to realize how an elderly man may lives on his own. You think ‘Oh God!’

The house was bequeathed to my elder-brother; the car-collection would fund a chair in his alma-mater and my younger sister had all of granny’s jewelry. My old resentment of being a sandwich-kid …..

Finally, we came across a jewel-box labeled ‘Aesop’. It contained all the pebbles and shells that I had collected as a child. It was passed around till dear sis dropped it scattering all the shells; the false bottom was dislodged and – it contained fistful of precious gems.

It was much later I came to know that the gems were all collector’s items.

Words < 150
*Rituals performed on the 13th day after a person has died.

The Sunday Yarn ~ Marquis de Jack’s Halloween!

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84 10 October 26th 2014

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This post contains adult content.

The Marquis and Jill were in a relationship that would remind an observer (if there was one?) of fifty shades of grey. However, Mr Observer would not be capable of naming the one who loved it best.

On 31st October, 2013, Anthony waited in a darkened room. A jack-o-lantern shed a little light in one corner that cast a dark shadow of a Greek-statue’s manhood.

He sat in a dark corner in a bathing robe waiting for her. A handful of porcupine quills and a small jar of pepper salve sat on the side table near him. He had planned a nasty surprise for Jill – one she would truly love.

The Marquis’s face lit up as two bare legs in a helmet and chain-mail-armor entered the room. He let Jill walk over to him and then the two embraced ……….

Tasers of pain racked his other crown.

‘Who are you?’ Jack mumbled as the chain-mail shackled him.

Words  < 200

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Thanks Al for the lovely prompt.

 

 

The two equators!

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2014-10-20 - BW Beacham

Finish the story begins with:   Do you remember that old saying, “X marks the spot?”

Do you remember that old saying, “X marks the spot?” I asked Dom.
D – Why ?
I pointed at the sky.
D – Oh!
I – Any idea, what is it?
D – I think it is the center of the cosmos!
I –  How do you know.
D – It is an intersection of the earthly and celestial equators.
I – A celestial equator is a projection of the terrestrial equator  into space.
D – The two equator form that ‘X’ which is the center of the space.
I – The two equators are parallel.
D – A little error in calculation of physicists  that has placed it 180 degrees wrong.
I – Well, very controversial ……….. any ways what does it portend?
D – A new X-ray star that shall become a black hole soon and eat up all the harmful celestial radiations that poses a hazard to earthlings.
I just gawked at him.

Words < 150

Dom (pronounced as Ohm with a D) is a childhood friend. He has idiosyncratic ideas that are often hilarious and occasionally baffling. To read other posts about him click on the link below.
http://yarnspinnerr.wordpress.com/tag/dom/

Healing Waters!

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PHOTO PROMPT Copyright- The Reclining Gentleman

Copyright- The Reclining Gentleman

They shared the bench.

“Not for you”. She took a sip. “Anyway, your water-harmony is a muss. Do not eat or drink before you finish the treatment.”

She filled a empty water-bottle from the pond, gurgled it and put it in her bag. “I have a few cookies – I shall share with you after… “. She ate them one by one.

He shed his clothes and jumped into the water – a feeling of intruder engulfed him. The water and the enemy were out to get him.

By-and-by the vulnerability decreased as he struggled to stay afloat.

Finally he won!

Words   ~ 100

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


 

The Sunday Yarn ~ Paradise!

Prompt ~

A "pay per view" telescope looking out to sea

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The telescope offered a view of large garden on a far-off island. Colorful fruit hung from the trees. Palaces of gold studded with wonderful gems could be seen scattered around. Streams of milk, honey, wine and water crisscrossed the garden. Beautiful girls and young men made music, sang and danced. These men & women were expert entertainers; they caressed, flattered and provided carnal satisfaction to the elite there.

It was a sensual paradise.

Most of the viewers paid double for a repeat view focusing on the items of their interest. A third view cost double of the second view and so on.

Many opted for repeated views. They walked back with a yearning for a life on the island.

A man in a black suit approached one of the repeat-viewer. After a long discussion, the viewer signed a set of documents.

A few days later he found himself in paradise but was soon dispatched to one of the sheds where he found a group of persons assembling and dissembling the many models of Kalashnikov.

Words  < 200

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Thanks Al for the lovely prompt.