Friday, March 28, 2008

Writers Island followed by Sunday Scribblings

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One of this weeks prompts on Writers Island is The Gamble
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It would be a gamble. It was finely balanced. Either it would produce the required result or it would all go horribly wrong.

Time was on my side, so there was no need to make a quick decision. That could end in disaster. No, the best way would be to take my time and try to minimise the risk.

I decided to leave it alone for a while. Maybe have a glass of wine. But then again that could have a negative influence my judgement. I was thirsty, but under the circumstances it would be more sensible to down a glass of water.

When I returned nothing had changed. It was a little warmer, but that wasn’t a bad thing. There was still that smell in the air which had now intensified. Everything looked the same as before, and I didn’t know what to do for the best.

There was nothing else for it. In a few minutes time this place would be teeming with people and I would be the centre of attention. It was now or never. I plunged in. It was then I made my decision.

I would risk adding another splash of my red hot chilli sauce.
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This week Sunday Scribblings want us to venture Out Of This World
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Out of this world
Up in the sky
Over the clouds
Flying high

Swooping up
Shooting down
Spinning fast
Round and round

Out of this world
Passing the moon
Circling Saturn
Whistling a tune

Peering down
The earth so bright
One side dark
The other light

Out of this world
Up in the sky
Over the clouds
Flying high.

30 comments:

  1. It is so hard sometimes to make decisions, even if to add more red hot chilli sauce!

    Am I invited?!

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  2. Hot sauce, indeed! You had me fooled for a while. Your poem invites a suitable tune to go with it. It's definitely song material.

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  3. You had the train de-railed at the last moment. Ha ha ha...well done! I love it.

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  4. clever. i like stories/poems that have a punch on the concluding lines.

    its worth the gamble :-)

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  5. heh..heh...chilli sauce/ i certainly didn't see that coming but from past experience was waiting for some kind of twist but chilli sauce...nah..i didn't see that...:)

    the poem is so racy ..i wonder how itmay sound with a tune to go with it? shd i get my boys to try...? i'm tempted...:D

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  6. Chilli sauce sure spiced up the suspense. I would never have dreamed of this Keith.
    Loved the poem....so sharp and precise. But so expressive

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  7. Oh the chili sauce made me laugh!

    I enjoyed the poem - I could see it all....

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  8. Keith,

    I didn't expect anything like that coming.

    Your indecision gave this piece an interesting topping ~ you save the spice for last and it worked.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

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  9. The chili sauce made "The gamble" red hot and "Torrid" too!! :)

    Specially loved the poem "Out of the World" ..it has this delightful sense of motion to it .

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  10. I sometimes wonder which is best - throw yourself into something, or deliberate.
    I think the former - or maybe ...

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  11. Your gamble reminded me of someone else who has the innate ability to make simple decisions appear very difficult....
    I really enjoyed your poem Out of this world, Keith. An asteroid? A comet? A meteor(ite)? or you?

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  12. Is it a bird, is it a plane, no it's me!

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  13. Great ending - you really strung that one along perfectly. Never saw it coming.

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  14. There is no substitute for good drugs. Nice verse.

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  15. Whodathunk? An extra dash of chili sauce? Whodathunk? LOL And I love the poem - it sounds so RLS.

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  16. An EXTRA dash? I thought you were in the British Isles somewhere, and if you leaned over the pot and whispered, "chili," it would be too much. (Not so with a martini, where a "whisper" of vermouth would be just that.) segue: in my salad days we would call too much of every substance available "skating on the rings of Saturn."

    Lots of laughs in this post - thanks.

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  17. I enjoyed both pieces. The first one had a great surprise ending. The second was so lighthearted. Great post!

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  18. what a delightful "out of this world" poem!

    And I like your "geeting video". God bless you too.

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  19. Nice twist with the chili! I'm thinking, what difficult decision is he trying to make? :D

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  20. i am thinking the first was a recipe that you were in quandary over.... and a little spark never hurts!!! and the poem was playful and delicious as well!!!!

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  21. I love the way the rhythm of this poem matches the words!

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  22. Keith.. I look forward to reading whatever you have to offer! You can never go wrong with more hot sauce AND always opt for the red wine! :)

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  23. Yes, one needs to think long and hard about adding another dash!

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  24. Kieth,
    A little wine, some spicey sauce, and a spin around the strarosphere? Gosh, what more could a fella ask for?
    pleasant read.
    rel

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  25. Hey there I would love to try the spicey sauce.

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  26. oh that so captures the chili contest... what fun it would be to travel the skies...

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  27. hehe...

    i like using the name of the poem in my poems, too!

    [I hope this isn't a double comment)

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  28. To jump or not to jump... *g* neat twist with this poem. I like the way you captured the indecisiveness.

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  29. Keith very clever saucy piece! Your scribble Poem read like a minuet! Wonderful work!

    Hugs Sherrie

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