#SoCS Dec. 16/17 – Contrast

Linda’s prompt for SoCS this week…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “contrast.” Use the word “contrast,” or talk about contrasting things.

Emma & Craig

 

Emma and Craig had many similarities in common. They were both English, had grew up in the same small town and attended the same schools and the same local Protestant Church. As they got older they attended the same local functions where they made friends that would be them for a lifetime. But they made different types of friends. Emma surrounded herself with negative people like herself who were filled with prejudice and ran down everyone. In contrast Craig made friends with people who were positive filled with equality and kindness.

 

As they both got older and left the small town to go and live in two different parts of London, Emma joined movements to slow down progress and keep hate in place. Craig joined movements to progress change and help the world more a place of love. While there was so many similarities in their lives, the biggest contrast was between their hearts. Emma’s was filled with hate while Craig’s was filled with love.

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December 14: Flash Fiction Challenge: 99 Word Prompt – Only In – Carrot Ranch Literary Community

In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story using the phrase “only in…” It can be used to tell a story about a profession, a place or situation. Go were the prompt leads you.

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Only In Ireland

She picked up the football and began to practice kicking it over the bar. Smiled as she remembered Gaelic football practice earlier with her friends and team. They would happily while away the hours in good spirits. But afterwards Jenny would come down here and practice herself making sure she was well prepared for the upcoming Junior football final next week. She was determined not to let her friends down on such a big day for the town and the community. Just eight years old she was filled with a love of Gaelic football continuing a long Irish tradition.

 

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Three Line Tales Writing Prompt – Arctic Reception

three line tales week 98: a polar bear

photo by Caterina Sanders via Unsplash

 

https://only100words.xyz/2017/12/14/three-line-tales-week-98/

 

Arctic, the polar bear, always wanted to make new friends so he made his way to the side of the ocean. Soon he was greeted by three seals Bella, Ava and Abraham who told him they wouldn’t be friends as they were different to him and told him to stay out of their territory. Deflated and insulted Arctic made his way home, feeling lonely, until he realised he didn’t need nor care to have friends like that.

 

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A Time to Perform

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A Time to Perform by the Rough Writers & Friends @Charli_MillsStep on up to the stage, you won’t believe the show we have gathered for you this week! Performances from all quarters to shock and delight your senses!

Writers took their performances to the page to give imaginative response to the different kinds of spectacles and every day acts that can drive a story.

The following are based on the December 7, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write that features a performance. You can interpret what is a performance any way the prompt leads you.

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Change the World by Reena Saxena

“Change the world”, she said.

He did not have the heart to confess that he was an ordinary mortal. He conjured pink smoke and gave her a different lens to see the world. She believed every vision that he generated for her.

There had been many who were teaching her to survive – the…

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Friday Fictioneers Writing Prompt – Black Coat

 

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

 

Black Coat

 

Olly rushed down the dark alleyways, tears staining his eyes.

Don’t stop.

The night’s events flew through his head without his permission. Images of that man coming for the rent been shot as he arrived home from work and images of his husband holding the trigger.

He slumped down in the train, shivering.

Why did he do it? Was he having an affair? Oh god …

Olly realised he was the same height, build and age as the rent man. He was wearing a similar black coat.

He was trying to kill me for my money. That’s why he married me.

 

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For Friday Fictioneers Writing Prompt – Waiting

Image result for Versailles

 

Waiting

It was January 13th, 1908. Helen stood by the fountain in the grounds of Versailles palace. The talk around the palace was about how for the first time ever a long-distance radio message had been sent from the Eiffel Tower the day before. She was living in the country which had the most romantic city and she was waiting here to say goodbye to the man she loved. All the beauty of the palace gardens, which usually brought a beaming smile to her face, were failing to do so today. She was from ‘good stock’ and she was expected to marry fellow ‘good stock’. But she had fell for the chauffeur William. She hadn’t meant for it to happen but as he was driving her from function to function they had talked and laughed much and the stupid barriers of class fell away quickly beyond either his or her control.

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