The old man’s dance

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PHOTO PROMPT ©David Stewart

PHOTO PROMPT ©David Stewart
The Lord-of-the-Manor signaled to the musicians and they started playing.
Soon the garden was full of people dancing to the music. An old man in a flowing blue robe jumped in and joined the dance. His arms waved, his robe swirled, his hair streamed and his feet stamped.
“Play Faster!” He cried.
His dance became wilder as the rhythm reached its peak.
The Lord signaled ‘STOP’ to the musicians and whispered to the old man “you dance here but all my ships on the sea are breaking apart by the ripple of your whirls.”
Words  < 100



Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


Behind the scene ….

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© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham.
Finish the story begins with: “When the team heard the dam explode, they knew they had limited time to make it to safety.”

“When the team heard the dam explode, they knew they had limited time to make it to safety.” They knew that the increased volume of water would cause a rip-current and convert the benign class-I rapid to a potentially fatal rapid.

It was all about time now – good and bad rather than seconds, minutes and hours. Luck had, however, stopped playing favorites. It had been severely reprimanded for constantly interfering with ‘carefully-thought-out-destiny’ of humans. It opted for the prudent strategy of wait and watch.

Meanwhile, the river was not ready to decompose anymore organic matter. It’s demand for oxygen was already very high and it decided to deposit them at the crumbly rocks. It murmured to them – water is next best thing to breathe after air ………. just remain calm.

16 hours later all of them were rescued from the rubble of the collapsed dam. The miraculous escape of the rafting team kept the social media busy for few hours.

Words < 150


Mondays Finish the Story

Beyond science today ….

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© Copyright - Rachel Bjerke

PHOTO PROMPT – © Copyright – Rachel Bjerke

The only way to cross a galaxy from one end to other in human-life-span is to warp space-time to such extent that a small tunnel is generated that connects the two ends of the galaxy. It is still in the realm of science fiction.

However, seven circular structures deep in the dense forests of Sunderbans are the gateways of such tunnels. Nobody knows for sure but some believe that several such tunnels exist in different parts of the globe. It is claimed that Harppans, Ancestral-Puebloans, Minoans, etc migrated through these tunnels.

Mathematically these are commensurate with our neighboring planets.

Words  ~ 100



Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


The Baron & the Brigadier

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2015-03-16 - BW Beacham

Finish the story begins with: “A body suddenly crashed through a plate glass window at the Brigadier’s house.”

A body suddenly crashed through a plate glass window at the Brigadier’s house.

Baron smiled and said “I told you General”.

It is just Brigadier, friend”, the man reminded him.

On his way to the Brigadier’s house the Baron had come across a circus that was being set up adjacent to his destination and got an idea to play a prank on his friend. He fiddled with the human canon on the sly. At the house he had kept a watch on the circus through a telescope and warned his friend at the right moment.

The human-canonball soon got up and the Brigadier visibly relaxed.

You are still a school-boy at heart, Baron” the Brigadier said.

Words < 150


Mondays Finish the Story

The Sunday Yarn ~ A new beginning

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Copyright Joe Owens 2015


The man from 2098 watched the waterfall along with his ancestors. He had made the backward journey in time to prove history wrong. He was researching the third world-war that had decimated 99% of the world population. The visitor had never believed that water was the cause for 3rd world war.

He had assiduously documented his findings – wastage, industrial usage, poor resource management, pollution sources and the clandestine water trade ……. till he reached 2015.

His findings indicated that the history was in fact true. If he reported his findings honestly, he would lose his hard earned reputation as an expert. No spin would work in this case, He pondered on the problem and finally thought of a solution.

He used his psychic teleportation powers on the huge water body and successfully teleported it to his fellow survivors residing in a little valley in Asia. The Niagra fall vanished leaving behind a stunned group of tourists.

An aspiring leader in 3013 addressed his fellow beings, “We have just a thousand years of history and it began after the waters from great flood receded, rest is just myth. “

Words  < 200


Sunday Photo Fiction

Thanks Joe for the lovely prompt.