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WINNER ANNOUNCED - All the hundreds of Nine Word Story Competition Entries

And a SPECIAL COMMENDATION AND 24 IN SHORTLIST

WINNER

Hand luggage only

I travel light. The dog’s mine. The £25,000 isn’t.

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SPECIAL COMMENDATION FOR THE ORIGINAL USE OF SPACING

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C h e r r y  b l o s s o m   s c a t t e r e d   -   like confetti, spreading  L O V E, around everywhere.

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SHORTLIST

Butterfly

A butterfly flaps; in Japan a tsunami is gathering

 

The Proposal

"Will you marry me"? He asked the smiling vicar.

 

"Star Wars" by Graham

A long time ago, a galaxy far away, war.

 

‘The Silent Vow':

'I’ve joined a monastery and taken a vow of…'

 

Modern Love Story

Girl sees boy.
Boy sees girl.
Girl swipes left.

 

Who?

Mystery has almost been solved...who ate the rolo?

 

The Clever Clairvoyant

She did not see it coming.  He got everything.

 

Dead women do tell tales

The cops knocked. He wasn’t getting away that easily.

 

Blind Date.

“I’m George.”

“Sorry can’t stay. My mother-in-law is here.”

 

'Beware the Dagger.'

“Is this a dagger which I see before... aaaggghhh.”

 

Job Vacancies. Archived.
2000, World Caretaker.
2030, Post removed.

 

Tears
She drove the knife in, beginning to cry. Onions!

 

Laugh

Her laughter was infectious. Like him, it turned out.

 

Caveat!
A white rabbit with pocket watch is not normal.

 

'The Writer'.

I am an author and an alliterator; ask anyone.

 

Red

She loathed porridge. Donned a red cloak , changed stories.

 

Embarrassment
Dad at fashion show - a beetroot among the peaches.

 

Rings by Charlotte
‘Unworn his and hers wedding rings for sale, call…..’

 

Were

Their bullets weren't silver. I howled, snarled - and sprang!

 

Burp

The monster was in her. Tasted good with mustard.

 

Smirk

The anaesthetist smirked as I felt the surgeon's incision.

 

The end of Christmas

Central heating finally triggered Santa’s chimney slide into obscurity.

 

“For Better or Worse”

“Speak Now, or Forever…. Minister queried;

Ex-wife spoke!

 

Camping with adventure

Their first camping holiday was full on. Well, intense.

 

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Entries

 

30 Years Married

He never compromised. She learned to outsmart him.

 

Healthy Eating

Sugar and Fat Screams Super Market. Vitamins Screams Body.

 

Tears

It all ended in tears when he finally left

 

Tears

It all ended in tears when he finally left             (entered twice)

 

Happiness

Happiness, seven days without it makes one weak          (8 words?)

 

Open Door

I opened the door to the hellpit, fell forever.

 

Nine Words

Trees bowing swaying, to the  wind such a sight.

 

CHANGING CLIMATES

Torrential downpours reduce everything, everyone, to the same level.

 

The Dreamer

She was a dreamer - living thousands of lifetimes asleep.

 

The Clever Clairvoyant

She did not see it coming.  He got everything.

 

Attitude

Im so smart, I write nine words and win!!!

 

Self-Confidence 

A plant may grow for years, I grow overnight.

 

Life 

Why are my best friends also my worst enemies?

 

Either/or 

Do I win by earning or earn by winning?

 

FATAL ATTRACTION

She looked both ways but not around the corner.

 

Worst start to the day,then I met her

 

Worst start to the day,then I met her

 

Peace....

I closed my eyes and i was at peace

 

Thought of the day

On a wet, windy day, smile and say hello.

 

Sandy Days

The sandcastle stood with flags, till  kick from boot.

 

A church spire behind, we walked towards our future.

 

Wake up call came but her alarm was off!

 

She was so un-woke to be almost comatose!

 

Far from sweet old lady more battle-scarred virago!

 

The sea dragged away the sandcastle containing Billies ashes

 

“Suffer the Little Children”

Paedophile pounced,

Dwarf turned, smirked,

And knife sliced through!

 

“Ticket to Ride”

Airport Arrivals; Chaueffeurs; Signs;

“David Lyons?”-

“Yes” said Andrew

 

“For Better or Worse”

“Speak Now, or Forever…. Minister queried;

Ex-wife spoke!

 

A Journey To Remember

Bedraggled but exhilarated their battle through the storm completed.

 

Ending
It all ended that day. We never looked back.

 

The Forgotten Key

Peeping through his letterbox, he saw his door key.

 

Tears.

It all ended in tears when he finally left

 

Family Planning

She dreamed of having ten children. No one understood.

 

His final words to her were 'please forgive me'.

 

Better late than never

His final words to her were 'please forgive me'.

 

New beginnings

Foreign country, job lined up, hopeful for the future.

 

The other end of the line

Her life changed when she phoned the wrong number.

 

The Great Escape

Ridding themselves of their phones, they boarded the train.

 

Struggling with self-esteem

He thought he was worthless. She prayed for him.

 

Busy, busy again, getting bored, going crazy, COVID argh!

 

Parts of me returned home; others stayed at war.

 

Winter was merciless, so Mary ate her little lamb.


Kiss carefully; the sweetest tongue has the sharpest teeth.


"Everything belongs to you now" -signed his last words.


Victory. I got back up. I tried. I failed.

 

"Total destruction is inevitable" - time traveller from the future.

 

The sun rose; she didn't open her eyes today.


If people were homes, I've only lived in ruins.


I am hiding, but no one is seeking anymore.

 

Humpty Dumpty changed his mind just moments before jumping.

 

Smile😁

Smile if there are black clouds, think happy days.

 

The door slammed shut and then it suddenly stopped.

 

‘The final apocalypse’

The sun set over England. For the last time.

 

Live for you!!

Monday felt like dying, Tuesday I began to live!

 

Cheater!!

He couldn’t see his mistress!! Thank Laxatives for that!!

 

Death

Death: the end of once in a lifetime experience.

 

Wedding blues

He was old. Love was borrowed. She wanted new.

 

I’m Asleep 

I’m asleep she voiced – my eyelids are still closed!!

 

THE JOURNEY 

She hadn't been there but really needed to go.

 

A mothers story

Memories  of her first smile fills me with joy.

 

 

Umbrellas

Knickers

Wellingtons

Eearmuffs

Anoraks

The

Holiday

Essential

Regalia

 

 

Great Expectations

She wrote a nine word story, and she won.

 

Title: Remember, remember
Story: Barrels, matches, patience. Patience and a three, two, one..

 

Title: Mother's Day
Story: A head, screaming, smiling - one hello before her goodbye.

 

Title: Valentine's Day
Story: She broke his heart. Another shot, another job complete.

 

REFLECTION

If turning back time was an option. Would you?

 

content

She lay there with them both, content at last.

 

Changes

His world came crashing down like a thunder storm.

 

Lost

The water reflected her sorrowful eyes she's all alone.

 

The Show must go on

It was an epic show, she mesmerized the crowd.

 

The tragic fall

She danced she fell, but was it an accident?

 

What would you buy?

An unexpected giftcard arrived with one redemption in heaven.

 

Wish fulfilment

For his deepest wish, fulfilment centres weren't an option.

 

What was that?

I'll finish just as soon as I've investigated this..

 

Britney baby

Bored of witches and princes, Rapunzel shaved her head.

 

Thankful 

Privilege, as I watch the sun set each evening

 

The bluebird sang. Morning came. Life went on.

 

Rain for ninety days. Climate change wins again. Help!

 

The eggs hatch. Adventure begins. Watch out mummy duck!

 

The car breaks down. Rescue comes. Bright horizon ahead.

 

Innocence

I wandered through life's meadow happy and blissfully naive

 

Rain

Sun hid behind an angry cloud and Sky cried

 

Peace

Listen carefully and you can hear my heart singing.

 

Solidarity

In times of desperation the world unites and overcomes

 

Living the dream.

She closed her eyes, her dream was now reality.

 

The British Summer
I took my family to the beach. It rained.

 

Clueless

She had writer's block staring at the blank page.

 

Chicken's Day Out

Chicken crossed the road ate lunch and went home!

 

We think life ends

We think life ends. But this a green door.

 

She closed her eyes. We could never meet again.

 

Scene, characters, plot.
Impossible.
Next!

 

Daily Bread

Daily bread? Does seven days without makes one weak?

 

Love.

She fell in love. He just loved her money.

 

Weather Map

At last, clear sky
a change from ,
Rain.

 

Death wasn’t entirely what she expected. It was better.

 

Surprise

"Under a stone dated thirteenth a love letter lingered".

 

Natures Way

Tiny Bird clinging to Confire tree,cool wind blowing.

 

The story of love and loss

She saw, she loved, she lost ,she was lost

 

Play Time

Bouncy Castle, joy  little princes and princess having fun.

 

The Dinasours

The children went out to play with the dinasours

 

The end of Christmas by Mark Boyd

Central heating finally triggered Santa’s chimney slide into obscurity.

 

The fastest animal alive by Mark Boyd

“Look, Ma. No wings!” Screamed the hurtling peregrine flea.

 

Double trouble by Mark Boyd

Flat tyre. Then rusted wheel nuts punctured his ego.

 

The lure of meat by Mark Boyd

“But I only eat carnivores,” claimed the wannabe vegetarian.

 

Canine perspective by Mark Boyd

“The pandemic’s been a tough seven years”, said Dog.

 

It’s all relative by Mark Boyd

A slow worker’s knitting unravelled faster than global warming.

 

Title: The title is far longer than the story
and is about a beautiful princess with a ten-word surname who marries
a prince with a twenty-word surname but then receives a nasty spell
from an evil old long-black-haired witch with a tricky eight-word
tongue-twister full name as she lives in a forest-with-a-lake castle
with a one-word name that has more letters than the combined length
of the six shortest words in her surname

"Once upon a time a princess marries then
dies."

 

Nightmare

Destruction and chaos surrounded her until she woke up.

 

No Masks

Chatter of  happy voices cafes, pubs, ringing of tills.

 

New days are coming. 

Labour began, birth followed. Dreams were fullfilled.

 

'Inscrutable?'.

China!  What's China anyway?  Just a piece of clay.

 

'Inscrutable?'.

China!  What's China anyway?  It's just a piece of clay.         (10 words)

 

Wonder

Roundabout, candy floss, open air cafe happy children playing.

 

CAT'S EYES
Luminous green beams - shone from the branches. My girl !

 

MOONLIGHT SHADOW
Moonlight cast shadows around the room. Movement yet silence.

 

Driven to distraction higher forces saved her from destruction

 

Motivation to keep going:

She always knew she could, so she did.                 (8 words?}

 

After the Agony

Pain! "Never again!" Then the beautiful baby was born...

 

Consequences

Summer of fun. Autumn on a ventilator. The End.

 

Days were nightmares but nights the stuff of dreams

 

Their days were numbered but who was counting anyway

 

Thinking back impelled her to move forward more confidently

 

Friends?

His devoted slave - unreciprocated -  he slinks down the alley

 

2020 Pandemic- we will remember that the world stopped

 

"The competition"

Lucy entered a competition and wow she won it!

 

"Rescue dog"

Jessie lived on the streets now happiest dog ever

 

The anaesthetist smirked as I felt the surgeon's incision.

 

Covid took over the world. The world stood still.

 

She wondered if all she had heard was true?

 

Childhood dreams

The ballerina danced, smiled and span. The lid closed.

 

Cat On A Mission

Watching, waiting upon, roof top
For birdies flying by

 

No one:
She looked in the mirror nothing was
looking back

 

It watched …it waited ..it would be back

 

Gone

I walked ,missing by one minute you and happiness.

 

Going for gold

The favourite, a false start, it’s all over

 

OUR WORLD

3021, extreme weather, pollution, disease. If only we’d listened.

 

Them

Turn and run... or you'll end up like THEM.

 

Passing thoughts sometimes move in for good or bad!

 

Better late than never to eradicate hate forever

 

Family Gathering

Black bird family, who can find a  juicy worm?

 

Life guaranteed

Avoiding tax was easy, but death he was uncertain.

 

Scope

Looking through window
Wet dreary day
Not like Summer.

 

Courage.

Her life's pushed back but she won't stop moving.

 

Complex Human Nature.

Me: Some people speak contrary to what they believe?

 

'A Novel Idea'.

When writing a story, always leave then wanting more…

 

Cat's Last Chance

The cat jumped to safety: eighth of nine lives.

 

Inaction

I said I was leaving - but did not go.

 

Disaster

I finished icing the cake, but then dropped it.

 

Lady Luck

I won at cards - but then lost my wallet!

 

Torn

I cried the day I ripped my best dress.

 

Disappointment

I ran for the bus but it pulled away.

 

A family tradition, sixth birthday and only five teddies

 

Carnival

Oh, the joy of freedom, roundabout rides candy floss.

 

unrequited love

I love you, he said. I don't,  she replied.

 

Her indoors.

She drank Champagne; while rain descended down her windows.

 

Burp

The monster was in her. Tasted good with mustard.

 

Mournful Daisies

Cool wind blows upon scattered daisies. Oh, for sunshine.

 

Picture Post Card

Happy golden days, together at the beach, talking, drinking.

 

Our First Home

Truck loaded, excitement, moving home, forgotten new house keys!

 

Heart Felt Thoughts

You are my life?
The joy of loving,
  Living.

 

Doctor's note
He is unfit for work through slogging to retire

 

Money
As long as it creates interest any job's capital.

 

Local celebrity
Star of the village draws audience but forgets curtains

 

Embarrassment
Dad at fashion show- a beetroot among the peaches.

 

Curious & Careful Cat 🐈

Coco hides behind the fridge as a stranger came!

 

The Golden Cake 🍰

She baked a glorious cake sprinkled with gold dusts!

 

Love

He said, I love you,  touching her tiny hand.

 

Holistic Therapy

The Owl and Pussycat were right. Launch the boat .

 

White Cabbage Butterflies

Pretty white butterflies with delicate wings, fluttering amid greenery.

 

Marriage made me what I am today… Happily Divorced

 

The  Relationship Conductor

She survived lightning, became a matchmaker, then burnt out.

 

The Gift

Knitting needles clicked, wool twirled, a personal gift emerged.

 

Taste Buds

Cherry ripe ready to eat, why so bitter taste?

 

Typing "antidisestablishmentarianism" at crossings meant "reaching the other side"!

 

FEAR  

SHE FEARED THE DARK BUT THERE WAS NOTHING THERE

 

The grammar nerd

She comforted her grammar nerd friend. 'they're there their'

 

Were

Their bullets weren't silver. I howled, snarled - and sprang!

 

A New Adventure

You said you wanted change. Well, darling - I'm pregnant!

 

The Taste of Life

I asked for chocolate, not vanilla. Prepare to die.

 

Battles

The monsters were dead. "Again! Again!" grinned my toddler.

 

Photograph

Stillness of life
Love of beauty,
Together make one.

 

Sad.

She was sad.  He was sad.  Sadness engulfed them

 

Cinderella story
Cinderella lost her glass slipper and married a Prince.

 

Beauty and the Beast story
Beast locked Beauty away and turned into a Prince.

 

Aladdin story
Aladdin stole a lamp and lied to marry Princess.

 

Belief
Believing you can become successful helps you achieve success!

 

Be kind
Your words can have a big effect on others.

 

Out of the box thinking
Obstacles provide us an opportunity to improve our circumstances.

 

Keep Sake

Love, cherish, protect what belongs to you?  Never forget.

 

LIFE

Get up, eat, walk, shop , relax, sleep. Start again.

 

Dreaming

Woke up in paradise. Sunshine and sand, if only.

 

Happy Days

Smilie faces, no masks worn?Oh, for happy shopping.

 

The Misfit

She liked the gym but was eccentric. Miss Fit

 

Revenge

Finally she got revenge on her indian friend. Korma.

 

Making dough

Harvest full throttle - there is bread to be made.

 

Spinning around

Life can be, like a roundabout till it stops.

 

'The Spy'.

Your orders are top secret, here they are: rmsppx/xzpu/xx/7.

 

'The Writer'.

I am an author and an alliterator; ask anyone.

 

'The Story of the Wild West'.

The cowboy rode off into the sunset.  The end.

 

re Pep weather forecast July Wednesday 21

Delete delete delete delete
and ,
pleeeeese, let it rain!

 

Try Harder?

Never ever stop?
I've been trying,
All my life.

 

Life menu

purée
fish fingers
MacDonalds
Prosecco, candles
family dinners
purée

 

Alternative life menu

purée
fish fingers
MacDonalds
Prosecco, candles
family dinners
g&t

 

"It Wasn't Me"

And there was the evidence for all to see.

 

FOOTBALL'S COMING HOME. REALLY? MUST BE A CARE HOME.....

 

Hope
Hope springs eternal. Until Hope’s spring went and broke

 

Chirpy

Birds twittering in the garden, cat  on the prowl.

 

Tripped! Smashed my favourite mug, crushed my biscuit, devastated!

 

Lost Keys

Come out, where ever you are? To mommy please.

 

Pup

Pup, my faithful friend, there for me unconditionally, always

 

Beginning Again

Beyond the window lies a new world just waiting

 

Grumpy

I woke up grumpy and he was very cross

 

From my Window

Happy to view
Emerald green trees
Pretty blue skies.

 

Camping with adventure

Their first camping holiday was full on. Well, intense.

 

Night in a Hotel in France

Someone's approaching,
my door opens,
'I'm in here!
Help!'

 

Early Morning Walk(Park)

Small dog rolling  paws in the air, dewy grass.

 

Look at his feet! He won't stay small forever!

 

That bath spider’s struggling to escape; and you’re screaming ...?

 

The Letter

Return to Sender - she knew it was over now.

 

She loathed porridge. Donned a red cloak , changed stories.

 

Errie

She slept, while high winds, rattled  her window pane.

 

WE'RE NOT GETTING BACK TOGETHER, SAID TAYLOR RATHER POINTEDLY

 

Hay

Sunshine out. Time to make hay and don't delay.

 

Kindness

A smile, wink,clasping of hands makes better days.

 

'Time and Time Again'.

Finished fourth, finished second, but first would've been better.

 

Leaving Home

He shouldered his rucksack, glanced back briefly and left

 

Unavailable by phone

Jug fell out cupboard ,smashed phone, jug is  fine.

 

'Time for Golf?'

When playing golf, you have to stop for tee.

 

Sunday Blues

Friday came around. She blinked. It was Monday again.

 

Loud screaming woke her then found it was her.

 

EUROS 2020

JORDAN PICKFORD, GOLDEN GLOVES , UTTERLY BRILLIANT AND COMPLETELY BONKERS

 

An Orphan once all alone  ,  has own family finally

 

Her story

She was born, she lived, she died, the end.

 

rollercoaster

The rollercoaster of life thrilled her til she fell

 

Her story

She was born, she lived, she died, the end.

 

The Match

Although the cup didn't come home, England still won

 

God's child

His strong arms held her safely through life's storms.

 

Family

Family- my laughter, my joy, my peace, my everything.

 

Love's bounds

Before the beginning of time I loved you eternally

 

Perfect Partner

Loving arms, tender kisses, Faithfull and loyal, perfect fiction

 

Loss

It started with loss then heartache then death's allure

 

Life's Chains

The fragile chains of life are built to break

 

Life's illusion

Life in all its forms is but a dream

 

Mesmerised

I gazed into his eyes and was lost forever

 

Love

If words can mean so much,I love you?

 

Funeral

Her heart ripped with emotions as the coffin disappeared

 

The rollercoaster of life thrilled her til she fell

 

Shine A Light

Light shines through all that is good, in life.

 

Believe
It’s coming home, it’s coming home, football’s coming home!

 

Tiny Bear
Found a hair, probably came from a tiny bear

 

Finally
Euro final causes power surge and Sterling to rise.

 

Goal!

Weary travelers stand and stare,as magic goal delivered.

 

He was Cross? Not allowed? He made a stew.

 

Focus

Writing notes  daily  gives the brain, food for thought.

 

Life

A day of surprizes, makes the heart feel good.

 

Fate

Wind, rain, sun,light, love, mystery down to mystic power.

 

She felt it give. Down she fell. Into darkness.

 

Her laughter was infectious. Like him, it turned out.

 

Everyone leaves eventually.
I just beat them to it.

 

Crying over spilled milk, she realised she needed help.

 

At eleven the guns fell silent. Like the dead.

 

My story has a start, middle and an end

 

Who am I?

In the gloom my mirror sees a stranger's gaze

 

Determination

Traumatised but will survive, stand proud and live again

 

Mom

Mom, my protector, my world, my life, my everything

 

Winters Beginning

Crispy crackling morning grass welcomed each new frosted day

 

Heartbreak

Through blurry eyes she watched her love leave her

 

Difficult Day

Today's too hard?, don't worry, rest, begin again tomorrow

 

Garden Fun

Birds teased cat flying low, Sun smiled at trees.

 

Surprise

Think pleasant thoughts smile, thoughts of
tomorrow can wait.

 

Gone

Her world imploded forever the day her mom died                             

 

Covid-19

Covid-19 kept us entombed but freedom blossoms very soon

 

Wishes

If wishes were kisses life would be pretty interesting

 

Fairytale

Once upon a time lived a happily ever after

 

Space invaders

They came to Earth, looked, and quickly left again.

 

Weightwatcher

The battle of the bulge started with a diet

 

First Date

Shy smiles, nervous laughter, it was fate unwinding itself.

 

the grey clouds loomed in as she cried buckets..

 

Rosy Thoughts

Where the red roses grow, I will be there.

 

Bistro(Why no Custamers)

Don't use, toilet, buy a drink, Menu wall outside

 

'Michael'.

Sometimes time slips away and then we’re all dead.

 

Caveat!
A white rabbit with pocket watch is not normal.

 

Storm Cast

Oh dear, seagulls flying in land more stormy weather.

 

'Hats off to Tourists'.

Tourists in London go to see the Guards' bareskin (sic).

 

Son

Nine months later my heart and life were complete.

 

Roxanne, Remember bee stings amongst the fields of barley.

 

Relief

Too bad. Too late. Too tired. Sleep beckons.                      (8 w0rds?)

 

Wind Swept

The wind kisses the friendly stars, while everyone sleeps.

 

Rain

Nature gifted us liquid magic to cleanse our existence.

 

Moonlight

I search for light in people full of darkness.’

 

‘Bittersweet sadness’

‘The melancholy was bittersweet, comforting but in a sad way.’

 

‘Universe’s away’

‘She loved him, but he was from another universe’.

 

Sunlight At Last

Rays from the sun to make our life happier.

 

Summer of Life

"I kept quiet when tree crickets started to sing."

 

Love Her All 

"He kisses and ravishes her all over with pleasure."

 

Cheesy Waffle

Drippling with butter, a pleasure to  taste
pounds on.

 

Pigeon

Roosting upon the fence,
Not afraid of cool wind.

 

Wilting Rose

Hoping for brighter days to make those petals shine.

 

Thats Life

Brocken china can be replaced, not her heart his gone.

 

Dating game

Percy pigeon looking for a mate,
flutter of wings.

 

Buffet
Lemon and lime, all things nice grace the finger buffet

 

Mysterious Meeting

“As the door opened, her world suddenly changed forever”

 

ROSELEE(BABY)

Five am,  Roselee smiled, a star is born today.

 

Wind Whisper

Whispering wind to the trees, "where is sun light?"

 

False Confidence

"He was engulfed by the fire in his belly"

 

No Sunshine

Pale blue sky,
A cool breeze,
Rustles the trees.

 

Once upon a time there was a happy ending

 

‘The Cliff’

Don’t jump! Please don’t! She turned, smiled - and jumped

 

Thank You

To Glastonbury keeping our spirits up, marvelous display talent.

 

Hand luggage only
I travel light. The dog’s mine. The £25,000 isn’t.

 

Stardust
My black cat crosses my path umpteen times daily ...

 

Remember when ...

BC, before covid, air was free.

After, we paid.

 

Lotto

Four, eleven, yes, sixteen, twenty-eight, yes!  forty-two, forty-eight, YESSSSS!!!!!!

 

'Nothing To Sneeze  At'.

After Covid there will be lots of masked gatherings.

 

'The Floods'.

The floods came.  I was washed away… glug… glug.

 

'Climate Change'.

The world was here yesterday, but what about tomorrow?

 

'The Dark Night'.

The night is dark, but I can’t see why.

 

'The River'.

The river flows.  The river runs deep.  It's wet!

 

Dusk

Shadows looming,over the farm
Glastonbury joy and music.

 

Found Out

Sticky fingermarks everywhere. Somebody discovered my secret chocolate stash!

 

Thoughtful thoughts, imagination , patience, exploration,
Smile your a writer.

 

Starting Over.

Muted colours of early dawn
Sweet chirping of birds.

 

The battle of the fairies and gnomes
The gnomes finally accepted the fairies in the garden.

 

“The Shy Winner”

She gained strength from her friends and came first.

 

Focus

Peaceful day by river barges passing by, murcky waters.

 

Build bridges not dams to promote a peaceful world

 

Zinggy Lemon

For cakes,cocktails,  glasses of water
No bitter taste.

 

Family

Family is everything to me especially during difficult times

 

Euro 2021 Football

Euro Vision at a glance. A strike. Lets Dance

 

A tale of 2021

Oh no, Teacher has COVID; that means homeschooling again!

 

On a bright summer’s day sadness has no place

 

Ztkfyy

The  hanndwriting was beautiful,  but  his words were poison

 

Breakfast Horror

Toast burn't, eggs  stuck to pan,
Trying to hard.

 

'Darkness'.

The night’s getting dark.  Can't see to write.  End.

 

'A Matter of National Security'.

The spy’s clandestine mission was top secret.  The end.

 

'Wishes'.

“I’ve been there.  Done that.  I wish I hadn’t.”

 

'The Dead Cowboy'.

Alone in Boothill.  Others nearby.  More still to come.

 

Pie and Cream

Fruity pie smiles at the fountain
Of whipped cream.

 

Weather Forcast

No salad and ice cream days, 
Thounder clouds appear.

 

Oil and Water

Oil doesn't mix with
Water,
  So, we drift apart.

 

SLOW ROASTED
Summer sunshine, lovely, relax, enjoy, too much, burnt, ouch!

 

LIFE
Dreaming, lottery win, spending, awake reality, virus, furloughed, broke!

 

Baby Bird

Separated from mom,
Moving slowly, trying hard
to survive.

 

Robin Red Breast

Sitting on garden fence, thinking of  warmer days, greenary.

 

Pigeon

Roosting upon the fence,
Not afraid of cool wind.

 

‘The Change’

She arrived -
She transformed -
He adjusted -
Life was good!

 

A Dogs Life

Drinks carried from pub
Dog barking, pub being robbed?

 

Beyond

Sitting outdoors, food, wine, thoughts of football
Far away.

 

Dream On

A breeze blowing
Soft sandy beachs,
Azure sky,sun.

 

Love

Showing love and kindness
To others, reaps its reward.

 

Climate action

Ocean deep, mountain high, look after it or die

 

Hide and Seek

Sunshine peeping through trees
Start of a perfect day.

 

Gremlin Jones regretted taking the last piglet from her.

 

Dying, they became zombies. He lived, but died inside

 

She gave him the key. He wound her up

 

Sing

Twitter of bird song, brings joy
To the ears

 

A winters day

On a crisp winters day, two best friends married

 

Thoughtful.

Happy smiley faces light up the  room,
Happy Birthday

 

Beauty

Standing alone, beautiful pink rose
Touched by the sun.

 

Goat Cart

Go cart,
Fast and free,
Goatee, go, go, go

 

Azure Sky

Pims on  beach
Think bikini, away
In the Bahamas.

 

Thought of the day

On a wet, windy day, smile and say hello.

 

Smile

Make life beautful
On a dull, cold day
Smile,say hello.                (11 words?)

 

The Decider

Without hesitation, the choice she had feared, became reality.

 

Companionship

I miss the quiet, somehow it was never lonely.

 

Not a Fan

Football blues, switch off
Strawberries with cream, yes please

 

Flying lesson

Birdie group of four
Flying, over
Daisy, buttercup carpet.

 

My hair is falling out,why is this happening?

 

The baby looked perfect
but was sadly born sleeping

 

Loves Theme

Roses in bloom
  Bringing  loving thoughts,
Memories, times together.

 

Reunion
Her eyes, which last he saw in tears, beckoned.

 

Last of the living
His heart stopped, hers continued, the only one left.

 

Departure
"You're nothing".
"I am enough."
And she left him.

 

End of the war
There was no enemy. Just scared boys like them.

 

Reincarnation
I was a cat first. Then mouse. That helps

 

Doggie

Worf, Worf, Worf.
He does'nt like shopping?
Enjoys  eclair.

 

Job Vacancies. Archived.
2000, World Caretaker.
2030, Post removed.

 

Now we are all snails, life is much improved.

🐌

 

Buttercups

Fields of gold, what a sight?
This  sunny day.

 

I lived,  I then died,  then found my peace. 💕

 

'A Rainy Day'.

It rained.  The floods came.  I was washed away.

 

'The Knight and the Maiden'.

The knight was chivalrous, the maiden virtuous.  Nothing happened.

 

'The Knight and the Maid'.

Knight nor maid were virtuous.  He stayed all night.

 

Sun’s shining, sky so blue, flowers blooming, I’m happy.

 

Sorrow

Her eyes shone, gleaming windows to her soul. Dark.

 

Guilty

I committed the crime, you are doing the time.

 

Happy Ever After

Finding new beings they found their happily ever after

 

Daisies

Roaming wild and free
Amid green grass,
So cute.

 

Loves Dream

Waking up birds twittering,
blue sky a perfect day.

 

HAPPY DAYS

Daisy chains unlocked beautiful childhood memories of the past.

 

‘Burning Bright?'.

The comet burns bright and then it burns out.

 

'Lost Love'

“My hand shakes… my heart breaks.  So long, honey.”

 

‘Heavens Above'.

“Take me to the heavens, baby… gggasp… can’t… breathe.”

 

‘Silence’.

“You wouldn’t dare cut my tongue out would yughh…”

 

Sun Tan

Loving the sun
Not burn't red,
Skin rash after.

 

The Clock

Tick, tock.  Tick, tock.  Tick…  Silence!  The clock’s stopped.

 

'Beware the Dagger.'

“Is this a dagger which I see before... aaaggghhh.”

 

Green Glow

Diffrent  shades of green
Light up,
My garden retreat

 

Blissful Summer Wedding

"The bride throws her bouquet up with joyous laughter."

 

SUNS SHINING, FLOWERS BLOOMING, PEOPLE SMILING, TEMPERATURES RISING, SUMMER

 

" Storytime "
 ' Tell me a story ', they said. So I did !!

 

Macaroons

Rainbow, coloured biscuits
Ready for,
Jodie May to eat.

 

1500 Tequendama Falls, Colombia, South America
They jumped off the falls and transformed into eagles!


The dead are relentless
Her dreams are forever haunted. Angry ghosts don’t rest.


The poor mouse never had a damn chance
His paws scramble on the floor. Pounce! Grab! Chomp!


Sylvia, we know the truth
Ted, you must have been there. You’re the reason.


Dead women do tell tales
The cops knocked. He wasn’t getting away that easily.


Dandelion clocks and the midnight sun
The winds took them sparkling and ready to multiply!


Graveyard in the snow at 5:00 AM
Long fingers claw the stone;
She always dances alone.


Final words before blowing off the cliff in the Grand Canyon
“Don’t tell me what to do. I’ll be careful...”

 

Garden Magic

A  sunny day
Birds twitter,
Beautiful plants
To adore.

 

Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide

She died while Bowie played the world to sleep.

 

On St Valentine’s Day 7 years ago, I got Married

 

A Bitter Retort

Sounds  of a lemon
Being squeezed,
To  its death.

 

Tears
She drove the knife in, beginning to cry. Onions!

 

Most beautiful skin is one you feel comfortable in

 

Sun Spot

Sand beneath my feet
Sky so blue,
Beach's shimmer.

 

The shutter closed, she had captured the elusive wolf.

 

Manifestation’

‘Meditate, show gratitude, for a magical day lies ahead’

 

There’s a story in everyone - just speak your truth

 

Fallen woman: picked herself up and rose to brilliance

 

SATURDAY

Dull dreary day
Not a cloud,
Birds do twitter.

 

Sky Line

An artists dream
Fluffy white clouds,
Clear blue sky

 

I had my covid vaccines, and have a future

 

'Ouch'.

“If you prick us, do we not bleed?” 

“YES!”

 

Future Zero

1st January, 2089. Global population: 67. We never listened.

 

Trees

If only trees could talk
What would they say?

 

'The Winter of Discontent.'

“Now is the winter of our discontent... it’s freezing."

 

Rambling Rose

Roaming  over land
Wild and free,
Like the wind.

 

Red Delight

After rain
Sun  appears,
Breeze  blows
Leaves, red Sycamore

 

A Good Start To The Day 🤪

A nice  rub down
With bright yellow
Bath towel.

 

Nature

Lockdown. Seek Nature and Get Relief. All Hot Air

 

Lost and Found
Dog pawed at the snow. Puppy was found.

 

‘WHY?'

“Bombs fall. People die.  I turn away wondering why.”

 

‘Money."

“Money can’t buy everything.  How much?  I’m your man!”

 

‘Apathy"

“Join my crusade against apathy… oh, what’s the use.”

 

‘The End’:

“Press the button.  Press the bloody button!” The end.

 

News

Words on paper
Ready to read,
Deep breath, calm.

 

HAPPINESS IS A STATE OF MIND WHERE I LIVE

 

RUNNING WATER

Running down from ancient hills, the stream was alive

 

The Rain

Feeling down with the rain? Meditate to running water.

 

Turtle Soup

Nice with bread,
"No,"prefer
Freedom for all species.

 

Allotment

Without knowing it she planted the seeds of rebellion.


Recipe for Life

One pan, one planet, now he cooks to survive.


Floater

Water whirled, she lay face down in the river.


Flushed Out

His neck turned crimson, his final dark act revealed.

 

Comparison is the thief of joy - just love yourself

 

Dog Days

Muffet smiled barring
Her teeth,
Doggie Day Centre
Humans?

 

"Awake" - Opening her eyes she saw the world truly changing.

 

"Too short" - Grab life human because it will flash by unexpectedly.

 

"Playful"- laughter joy and smiling the recipe for life's playground.

 

Cloud Cast

May  cloudy
Cool over cast,
Look forward to
June.

 

Dreaming

Sun, rippling sea
Only a dream,
Away for now.

 

Beverage

A Coffee
Sigh, Nice
To be warm indoors today.

 

Blind Date.

“I’m George.”

“Sorry can’t stay. My mother-in-law is here.”


Armageddon

It's really the end of the world, she said

 

I've never liked you

Hs hands grasped the ledge. She stamped her foot.

 

Noah’s Dilemma

“But there is three of us?” squeaked Mummy mouse.

 

"Will I need an umbrella?" he asked Noah.

 

Lockdown woes

Nice day
Ough?
Still wearing face masks
No change?

 

Thats Life

Meeting  a friend
At Bantock Park,
Talking, no rain.

 

Dawn Delight
Birds singing
Delicate sweetness
Forever uplifting,
Smiling

 

White Berries

Pretty white berries
With green leaves,
Ready for picking.

 

Creepy Crawley

Crawling along the wall
Dropping into,
The burning fire.

 

Smiles

Happy faces
Ready for the beach,
Where's the sun?

 

Takeaway

She wanted curry, he ordered pizza, carpet's now bloody.

 

Curious Coco the Cat 🐈

The cat bolted to the door like a racehorse!

 

‘The Nine Word Story’:

“Can I write a nine word short story?  Neun!"

 

SPLASH

Driving through puddles,
Close to kerb,
Splashing walking  police

 

SPLASH

She drove through
Puddles, never noticing the
Police woman.

 

I travel light. The dog’s mine. The £25,000 isn’t.

 

Sparrow Patrol

Hoping along, garden
looking for the odd,
Juicy worm.

 

Daybreak

The crack of dawn arrived with a sonic boom.

 

The Red Kite hunted but only plastic moved below.

 

Alzheimers

Care home was arranged and her lifelong friend forgotten.

 

Short story

Transfixed on her beautiful eyes he said “I do”.

 

KNOWING

Reading phone texts,
Smiling,
Together we are a pair.

 

She cried as the cake fell on her head

 

A glass half full, nothing could keep her down

 

She awoke from her sleep drenched in sweat again

 

Pack it in Kelly, stop crying over an octopus

 

The human cut down my house, said the mouse

 

The sounds haunted her day and night forever more

 

She thought how different her life could have been

 

She vowed never to mention it again to anyone

 

I am going to teach them both a lesson..

 

Nine million pound won and lost in nine seconds

 

He was coming toward her, fear took over her

 

Desparate for the toilet, but did he make it...

 

Drunk and legless, he couldn't remember what had happened

 

As the champage popped, their lives fell apart forever

 

She glanced out the window, did they see her?

 

Mystery has almost been solved...who ate the rolo?

 

The puppy she adored but the husband she ignored

 

The sisters explored the beach and found something unexpected

 

She lay trapped under the bin waiting for help

 

No such thing as a mystery, or is there?

 

Eggs, bacon, milk, bread, sausages, champagne, engagement ring, cyanide

 

The End is nigh

The world is in tatters, just because money matters!

 

Mushroom cloud.....acid rain......pain......earth enveloped in permanent peace.   (10 words?)

 

Sucess.  

She never thought she could. Numerous attempts. Eventually success !

 

Alexander Graham Bell's Phone

A needle vibrating in water now tracks our existence.

 

‘Writing a Story?’:

' When you’re writing a story, leave them wanting more…'

 

‘The Silent Vow':

'I’ve joined a monastery and taken a vow of…'

 

‘Flash Fiction’:

'Tell a story with nine words?  Easy, ‘Nine Words’!'

 

May17th 2021

Trains, boats and planes
Eager to,
Welcome passengers aboard

 

FREEDOM

Whistle stop train's
Choices were to go
Oh, the fun.

 

Weather Map

Chilled  air
Casting  gray shadows,
Time to  head  indoors.

 

Wretched

by Jay Delfin

Two souls but one wretched heart. Together yet apart.

 

The Hungry Cat 🐈

Coco cautiously put her paw in the honey jar.

 

Blissful Romance

She said yes! We're planning our honeymoon with excitement!

 

Sexy Chi

"Her scent like roses captivates me. I held her

 

POSITIVITY

Sunshine came, hope came - upliftment. A new day dawned.

 

FREEDOM

At last...FREEDOM, we can hug and smile freely

 

Reflections

Sunshine reflects
On the trees,
Oh, no rain

 

Modern Love Story

Girl sees boy.
Boy sees girl.
Girl swipes left.

 

Hair Diaster

Why no colour?
Added conditioner
Instead of mixed colour.

 

Me Time

Gathering thoughts, ideas
To write.
Patience a quite place

 

Fair sailing.

She cried. The sun rose. He died that morning

 

Green fuel 

She warmed her hands as the Eco-tips book burned

 

CIRCLE

HE LOVED HER, SHE LOVED ANOTHER, ANOTHER LOVED HIM

 

Alfie(Jack Russel Terrier.)

Always on the go
Chasing squirrels
My friend Alfie.

 

A life

Tears. Birth. Joy
Tears together happiness
Tears gone. Despair

 

The Conundrum

Humpty fell off the wall; or, was he pushed?

 

LIFE ON EARTH
                                     
Once upon a time, life began - and continues still.

 

Living

Happy  thoughts
Be friendly, caring, kind.
Love will follow.

 

The Reckoning

Apple and cinnamon, two ingredients that spark the mouth.

 

The Reckoning

Apple and cinnamon, two ingredients that spark the mouth. (entered twice)

 

Best seller

Married without thinking, children without planning, chaos ensuing. Follow?

 

Spilt Milk

His big sad brown eyes begged forgiveness. Apology accepted

 

Muted Flowers

Thinking of sunny
days,
Looking so sad,
Wind blowing

 

Tissue paper
So delicate,
With orange
So sweet, inside

 

Paper so fine
Words of love,
Just for you.

 

Escaped. Hiding in the theatre cloakroom. He’s behind her.

 

Pompeii
The colours erupted into the sky. Then she ran.

 

The Hermit.
'I’m going to be a hermit.  Goodbye, cruel world.'

 

Blossoming Romance                                    
C h e r r y  b l o s s o m   s c a t t e r e d   -   like confetti, spreading  L O V E, around everywhere.

 

Lucy looks at the cakes
She tosses a coin

 

Mental Health
Mental Health. Mental Wealth. Mental Self. Self. Wealth. Health

 

Buying a pram?
'When buying a pram, push for a great deal.'

 

Rat running  by
No, grey squirrel,
Must polish specks

 

Down rabbit hole.
Grinning cats.
Third gin and tonic.

 

She stole bread.
Cameras watched
the vixen’s take away.

 

It rained.
It rained .
The boat generation sailed on.

 

The canary sensed gas.
Sang warning.
The air exploded.

 

One small step.
One giant step.
What’s the difference?

 

Memo:
Sandwiches
Coffee
Passport
Letter
No forwarding address.
Gone.

 

I am me
He is two
Baby makes three

 

The bird chirps
The till clatters,
More customers appear.

 

May Queen

Dressed in white
Carnations adorn,
Her  hair.
Dancers jig

 

May Day

Decked in ribbons
Maypole twirls,
Crowds gather.
To cheer.

 

Capitalism

Starving rabbit tiptoes towards grinning fox carrying fresh carrots

 

No Sausages

Pip the Jack Russell
Looks at the empty
Plate.

 

PAIN - Baby, toddler in tow... caffeine... nooooo Lego!!! My toe!!!

 

SLIPPY TRIP - Banana skins aren’t really slippy, it’s a joke... whooooaaaaa!!!!!!

 

NO SPOILERS - Big adventure, buckets, spades, picnic. Happy faces! Ahhh rain!!!!!!!!!

 

BIGGEST FEAR - Dentist trip, drill slipped...! BLOOD... never liked the dentist!

 

HUSBAND’S BEST SHIRT - Ironing, cooker timer alarms.. 10 seconds... hole in shirt.

 

Lockdown to an end. Life to be your friend

 

She shivered as his brutal heart finally stopped beating

 

If your gonna say negative.say nothing at all

 

Everything, Everyoday, May Be Negative. Stay Positive, Have Faith.

 

BOOM BANG BANG BANG.  Drums; the perfect toddler gift.

 

Regret

There's nothing I want more than what I had

 

Actions

Let your actions be the truth of your words.

 

Finally, a time to smile

“ At age 50, he wanted happiness.... He got divorced !! ”

 

Be Happy with yourself no matter who you are !

 

Alien Invasion

The little green man turned out to be gigantic.

 

It's a raid by Heather Haigh:

Bandits in masks at the food bank. Nicking pasta

 

Vanity)
Your Adorable , he said looking in the Mirror

 

GREAT SHOW

Magic happened, in the garden, because of green fingers.

 

 

A Nine Word Story? by David 

'Write a story in nine words? That’s well-nigh impossible!'

 

Loving Times by Miss C 

I love You
Said he,
Thinking about his mistress. 

 

Rory by Sheena 
She thought he was a pussycat. Then he growled.

 

WORM by Andrea 
Coiled in an armchair, nose lost in a book.

 

Millie by Alison

Millie was skipping for joy joining the pep competition!

 

The kiss by Fi

He kissed her cheek, the memories came flooding back....

 

The Cat by Catherine

The cat woke up, caught a mouse, then sleep.

 

Pause by Catherine

He filled the lengthy silence with some stupid words.

 

Problems by Catherine

Wanting brought me into difficulty. Planning got me out.

 

Relief by Ceri 

Scalpel cuts, gall bladder removed. Painkillers swallowed. Home again.

 

Denim Blues by Chris

Memories of denim jeans,
70s music, discos,neon lights.

 

Blue Planet by Suzan

Open the sky, blue planet, a new day begins

 

Last Human Record by Chris

Huge meteorite heading our way we never tracked, ooooppppsss

 

Creepy - crawley by Chris

Daddy long legs,
Stuck in web,
Spider  spies lunch.

 

Fuel by Heather

She warmed her hands as the Eco-tips book burned.  

 

RESULT by Rosemarie 

Don't dawdle, do it today and toast the sundown.

 

True Ale by Chris

Sitting with pint in hand
Walking knock kneed,
From pub.

 

Delectable by Heather

She adored him. Devoured him. Licked her lips. Tasty.

 

Life’s a lottery by Steve

Man wins lottery. Buys enormous car. The planet loses.

 

Friendship by christine

Friendship like a  fine wine

That  grows  with love.

 

Lone Rider by christine 

Alone with ones thoughts,
Soaring so high.
Above clouds.

 

HOPE by Julie
Covid hit, we endured. Sunshine came, freedom of sorts.

 

Afterglow by Brian

To  all, in my heart, i have an afterglow

 

Unrequited love by Carolyn

He divorced for love, she loved him for fun

 

Divorce by Chris

From dark shadows
Comes light and sunshine,
To start again.

 

Rimise by Miss C

Sunny days
Ice cream, sandy  beach walks,
Rippling sea.

 

Door by Elizabeth

Door. Shut. Its opening finally brought forth fantastic fanfare.

 

Alfresco by Chris

Shaggy dog eyes alert
Looking at tables,
For crumbs.

 

Alfresco Cafe by Chris

Mothers and toddlers group
Stop to chat.
Happy smiles.

 

Kindness by Yvette

Kindness costs nothing, but pays back infinitely in dividends

 

Time by Derek

Time stood still and I stood next to it

 

Sleep by Denice

As the door closed, her eyes embraced the dark

 

Rescue by Tristan

He was alone until, at last, he wasn’t.

 

Pilgrims progress by Elaine

Man takes mountain pass to avoid flowers. Finds paradise.

 

Life on Mars? by Sheila 

Helicopter flight pushes boundaries of science. World watches, amazed.

 

Poacher by Terry
Nice warm nest for my newly laid eggs-cuckoo

Waltzing by Terry
We waltzed around the Richard Strauss museum in Vienna

Theatre by Terry
Play's opening night flopped badly but immediately close successfully

No Holiday by Terry
Missed my flight-no survivors when plane crash landed

Too Soon by Terry
Arrived one day early at the premature ejaculation clinic

Gone by Terry
Beatles not at the Cavern-that bird has flown

Theatre World by Terry
Went to the West End - didn't become a star

Vegas by Terry
Las Vegas concert over-Elvis has left the building

 

TAKING CHARGE by Jane

Ticking got louder - then silence! The bomb was defused.

 

Living by Chris

People stop to chat
Shop tills ringing
No lockdown.

 

Gone by Chris

Winter blues  faraway
Say, hello to warm,
Sunny days.

 

Love by Chris

With these little words
I love  you dearly today.

 

Black Dog by Chris

Five month old
Black Spaniel, frisky,
Learning about life.

 

WHAT IS THE TRUTH by Caroline

My garden is helping to process decades of lies

 

New Day by Rosie 

As the sun came up, gratitude filled her mind

 

Typical! by Amanda 

Lions driving buses! Wish I had my camera.

 

Homeless and Penniless by Amanda

Leave Now! Homeless and Penniless. Congratulations Lucky Winner! Ha!

 

The Dragon's Tale by Sara

The magic Dragon exhaled, and 'puff' he was gone!
 

Water pipe by Judith

Boy / dyke, man / drill, wife / finger over water pipe

(nb, man/ wife interchangeable nouns, not sexist)

 

Meeting Place by Chris

Shops and pubs open
A time to met friends.

 

Rebirth by Chris

Spring a time of giving
Loving, reproducation,
Growth learning.

 

Sods law by Natalie

I raced to the shop to buy milk: closed.
 

No-one to share with by Glynis

Katherine loved cooking then David died. Now never cooks.

 

Rings by Charlotte
‘Unworn his and hers wedding rings for sale, call…..’

 

Blackbird by Lin

Daily visitor and pal. All he needs are worms!

 

Up the pub by Nigel

Up the pub with my mates after 5 months.

 

Roman Holiday by Susan
Caesar came. He saw. He conquered. He went home.

Vendetta by Susan
Capulets hated Montagues. Romeo loved Juliet. It ended badly.

Stonewalling by Susan
Hadrian built a wall. Hadrian died, the wall remains.

 

Prince by Sue

Prince of dentopedology dies; farewell greatest Queen fan!

 

Spring time diaster! by Chris

Upon the bird table
A rat appears,
Birds flea.

 

Hasty Excit by Chris 

Don't redirect my mail?
Forget that I lived here.

 

Maths by Susan 

Maths makes it all possible, I can second that.

 

The Cross Country Run, by Jenny

The rustling of leaves a twig breaking sound, run!

 

Spring Lambs by Chris

" I saw the Lambs were skipping sweet as pie!"

 

My fruit bowl by Harvey

My fruit bowl, was full of strawberries, pears, bananas.
 

Romantic wedding By Harvey

A romantic wedding indeed, full of dance and cheer.

 

Bellah By Harvey

Bellah, my beautiful doggy, loves relaxing up the stairs.

 

New life by Heather

Heaving the door open, a new life felt possible

 

By her will by Heather

Washing her hands, she smiled she’d won her freedom.

 

To hope by Heather

Jenny prayed all night, her prayers were answered, snow.

 

TO BE DISCLOSED by Rosemarie

Pat sent a note. This is what she wrote...

 

Apocalypse by Johnny 

The asteroid hit and the wave then slowly began

 

A slice of pie by Chris

Apple tart, oh, the taste
Pounds the to hips.

 

Happiness by Laura 

Happiness is amazing, even when the happiness isn’t yours.

 

Peter by Chris

Peeping over the garden fence
Peter the friendly pigeon.

 

The Queen by Judith

The Queen in black, his black driving ponies outside.

 

Butterfly by Judith

A butterfly flaps; in Japan a tsunami is gathering

 

“Delivered” by Jacky

Newspaper notice-“Fraulein Hitler- congratulations-a Son!-Danke Gott!!”

 

White Rabbit Woes by Rosemarie

It can be stressful always chasing Time you know.

 

Watch this space by L
Is this the next mass extinction? Watch this space..........

 

'Unexpected Company’ by Astra

The dog was for company, unexpectedly found love.

 

Escapade by Chris 

Dog escapes under fence
Lead wrapped around shrub
Help!

 

Toastie by Chris 

Fresh home baked bread
Warm from the oven,
Marmalade.

 

Nine word stories by Melissa

Oscar.What a splendid name for a Ginger cat.

Reckless as it seemed it was the only retort

"You can eat the dandelions and daisies" she declared

What do you mean you cannot fry an egg?

It was the assured way to get a result

So you bought a house on e bay John?

A cold silence descended as she took the remote.

Kindly explain to me why you bought a theremin

Although terrified she decided that she must confront him

 

Series 1 Cliff-hanger by Bill

She came. He saw.  They fell in love....Crash!

 

Destiny by Julie
She saw him. He saw her. End of story.

 

Jump! by Jackie

BANG! she was sure, yes it's just the postman.

 

Technology is fun by Miss C 
Technology is fun
Once you know
How to use.

 

The Present by Gillian

The present was a present she could not keep.

 

The adventure by Helen

The adventure began and ended where it started. Badly.

 

The boat by Helen
The boat sailed across the calm water, never returning.

 

Lockdown day by Ann

Sun shining. Birds singing. Another Lockdown day? No Hairdressers!

 

Count by Bobby

You can count this whole story on your fingers.

 

Where's the owner by Elaine

Where's the owner of the car in the lake?

 

CRAZY GHOST by Brian

Crazy ghost found my house. It haunts me still.

 

Pepuptheday by Adele

Pepuptheday email arrives
Filled with prizes
Enter for surprise

 

The fly and the spider by Chris

The spider says NO to the fly while a wake

 

Prize by Susan 
I won a prize writing a nine word story.

 

NHS heroes by Eric

Coronavirus killed many but NHS heroes and vaccines prevailed.

 

Blossom by Clare

I smiled as I walked, thawed out by blossom.

 

My Day by Alison

I thought it was over. It was just beginning.

 

Slogan by Chris

Feel great each day read Pep Up The Day.

 

The Pigeon by Chris

"The pigeon on the wall assesses everyone at war!"

 

Road Works by Chris

"The road works at night are such a fright!"

 

Haircut by Miriam

She had hairdresser appointment.  Looking great.  Rained.  Ruined date.

 

Lightness by Chris

Sun casts her light
Upon  conifer trees,
Day begins.

 

Spice of life by Chris

A glass of fine wine chases the blues
Away.

 

MURDER MYSTERY by Jane

She pulled the trigger. ' Flash, Bang, Wallop ', - The End.

 

"Star Wars" by Graham 

A long time ago, a galaxy far away, war.

 

"Genesis" by Graham

Adam and Eve ate apples, got dressed and left.

 

Saturday by Janet

Woke up tired. Its Saturday. Turned back over.

 

Picture by Chris

Bitter sweet bird song
Mournful flowers,
Waiting for rain.

 

"Separate" by Clair

Twenty years! Now sober reality.  Leaving, they find happiness.
 

By Darren

The Patron
Her first customer. Abbie kept and framed the fiver.

Bon Appetit
"That's beef", insisted the Chef, one shoe curiously missing.

Street Life
"I've parked legally", Dave reiterated. The traffic warden sighed.

Social Gathering
"A goblin!", Janet shouted. Everyone turned toward her, puzzled.

 

Lockdown by Janet

She smiled, he beamed, they hugged, lockdown was over

 

Dawn - Rising by Christine

A lone bird twitters
Soon there will be,
Light.

 

Frontline workers by Sue

Nurse on duty...
She came....
She saw......
She conquered.....

 

Amazon has it all by Ruth

Once upon a time there was amazon the end

 

Keen by Rosemarie 

Fitness is rewarding. I walked to the cake shop.

 

Day to day by Samantha

Mum cleans, cooks and plans.

Kids get home.

Chaos...

 

Walking along with Jesus by Chris

Walking along with Jesus then I met a psychologist

 

All clear by Janet 

She braced herself, He said the cancer had gone.

 

Creation by Lyn

Nearly there, one last push and two become three

 

The joy of jogging by Chris

Ignoring the jogging Hi! lessons learnt in the pandemic

 

Gold medal by Janet

The gold medal went round her neck, she beamed

 

Getting there by Glynis
Family and Faith helped me survive Covid. Finally freedom .

 

Tense by Janet

He pulled the pin, thew the grenade and waited

 

The fox by Karen

The fox crouched low but couldn't see it's prey

 

Morning Thoughts by Chris

Coffee and cream
Nice clear skies,
Pep up the day.

 

Ambulance ride by Frances

Her leg gave way. An ambulance ride, then... nothing...

 

OVER CAST by Miss C 

Light blue sky, with a hint
Of Darker blue.

 

Death, taxes and loo roll by Lucy

You naive dreamer. Single toilet roll buyer.
Sweet inevitability.

 

Tigers eye by Miss C

Tigers eye shining Bright,
with flecks of amber Glow.

 

Cherry Blossom by Chris

"Cherry Blossom in the bosom to ease life's strife"

 

Dusky Shadows by Chris

Dusky dark shadows appear. Sun rise, another day begins

 

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'Made up' by Colin 

"He cried. She sighed. They kissed and made up."


Parenthood by Ann

"The result was positive, their lives were now changed."

 

The "missing" girl by Sophie

She was missing. He knew where she was. Basement!

 

THE PROPOSAL by Jane

"Will you marry me"? He asked the smiling vicar.        

 

Puzzle by Caroline

'Every piece of a puzzle is valuable, says Charlie'

 

The sad Panda by Paul

The sad panda really hated the taste of bamboo

 

Ashamed by Jeremy

I am an alcoholic and not proud of myself.

 

Dry arid earth by Eva

The thunderous torrid rain quenched the dry arid earth

 

A Surprise meeting by Jenny 

Our lips met and my bikini top sprang open ......

 

The Photograph by Carly 

​Photo in phone of me asleep. I live alone.                   

 

Taxi by Pollok

Inside her taxi, she got a call from her taxi driver saying he had arrived.

 

Middle Aged Anxiety by Angela

I wanted more to my life than this HELP !!!!!!

 

Close by Tony 
Holding him close, darkness descended and her beast awakened

 

Tomorrow by Wendy

"Today is a nice day tomorrow might not be"

 

Boxset by Katharine

Boxset completed. What to watch next, they tiredly said.

 

Koala Bear by Paul

Very sad koala bear, with his allergy to eucalyptus

 

Marriage by Emma

Marriage. She lost her independence. He lost his mind.

 

The Green and BLue Planet by Christopher

"Silence. The World heaved under the pressure of spice"

 

Believe by Christine 
I got knocked down, but got up to win.
 

Trouble by Olivia

Her advice? "Never trouble trouble, til trouble troubles you".

 

Repeat by Lois 

"Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. This cycle ends in defeat."

 

Dozing off by Stuart 

"Dozing off, I hear my name, I live alone!"

 

Onstage by Linda

As he stepped onstage, the crowd went wild.    

 

WIND RUSH by Chris

The wind says,hello
To the sun.
Birds  twitter.

 

Weather Map by Miss C

Rain and sleet,
Keeping active
This cool dreary morning.

 

Secret by Tina 

She had a secret - he could read her mind!

 

Love by Ros

And there he was, looking at her with love

 

Forgotten by Sam

Tortured and alone, my soul ached as they kissed.

 

Mask by Robin

Their eyes met, he leaned in, mask kissed mask.

 

God created by Christine

God created the world. Man destroyed it. The end

 

Lockdown Life by Jessica

Working from home again. Bedroom to Dining Room. Coronavirus

 

Sadness by Jacqueline

"Sadness and tears make jam on toast very soggy!"

 

By Kath 

Depression
The hopeless silent screams echoed heavily in her mind.

Unlocked hearts
Open your heart daily, as you open your windows.

Loneliness
Detached cold and alone, she ached to feel complete.

Nurtured success
With warmth and love, he found his way forward.

Tired mummy
Garden, chair and book, she recharged in the sunshine.

Dementia
She didn’t recognise her daughter, but she felt love.

40th birthday
She nervously approached 40, turning to a new chapter.

 

Temptation by Kath
The alluring voice called, the chocolate had won again.

 

Naturer Watch by C

Yellow Laburnam bush
Amid dark shadows,
Blue  sky appears.

 

Darkness by Chris

Amid dark shadows
Light appears,
To ease the burden.

 

REVENGE by Barbara

A mojito, a sunset, but my husband found out.

 

True Love's Miss by Nadia 

Snow White frowned at the prince. "I was sleeping!"

 

Rollercoaster ride by Claudia

Their world turned upside down, on the rollercoaster ride.

 

Gratitude by shelly 

The Universe had given many gifts; she was grateful.

 

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