Sunday, August 06, 2017

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Post 1578. Sunday August 6

The Sunday Whirl 

After many years of taking part in The Sunday Whirl, I have decided to drop out. As a writer of prose, I'm finding myself slowly drowning in a sea of poetry! In future, I will be sticking to Friday Fictioneers which has a massive following, Sunday Photo Fiction, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers and several other prompt sites that attract a mix of genres and a greater number of weekly contributors. So, I'm going out with a bang!






I was missing one thing, popping candy. I’d visited this shop and that shop, but nope. I needed it to finish my dish. My neighbour Jack came to the rescue; said he had some in his shed. Odd place to keep it I thought, but hey-ho.

I combined my ingredients and simmered them until it was a vomity colour then had a taste to check it was spicy enough. Wow, quite a punch; it burnt my throat! No matter. I added some nuts, then plopped it in a bowl. It looked delicious. (That’s a lie, it looked putrid!) 

Then for the finishing touch; popping candy. It just said ‘Danger. Keep away from children’ on the label. Nothing else. Strange. Anyway, as I scattered it all over my masterpiece bubbles started bursting on the surface. Interesting. Then I stuck it in the fridge and headed for the garden with a well-deserved gin and tonic.

The fireman said I was lucky just my roof blew off; even luckier I was outside when it happened. I won’t tell you what my wife said! Now to find Jack.




The given words at this week’s The Sunday Whirl are - simmered, burst, surface, mixed, chains, matter, won (one)  colour, nut, punch, label, and throat.


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14 comments:

  1. Hi Keith - glad your wife lived though ... but Jack - bet he had a good reason ... popping candy -never the same again .. cheers Hilary

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  2. A pop star with an explosive recital, indeed!

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    1. I couldn't put it better myself! Thank you.

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  3. You always tell an amusing tale Keith. Sorry that you will be abandoning us poets and camping with the Fictioneers instead. When I started posting nearly all my pieces were fiction often serialised for many months on end. Sadly there are less venue for this writing now. Perhaps I will check to see how you are behaving at Friday Fictioneers and see if I can be tempted back to that form now and then.

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    1. What little I've read of your fiction has been brilliant and I so wish you would do more. Why not try Friday Fictioneers 100-word stories? 97 of us took part last week alone! Thanks so much for your loyal support and much appreciated comments over the years Robin. Don't let's be strangers!

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  4. That sounds like something my #2 Son would try!

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    1. I'd keep an eye on him in I were you! Cheers.

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  5. I've enjoyed the few pieces of yours that I've read. And you've inspired me to check out those sites you mentioned.

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    1. Thank you so much. The sites I mentioned are not exclucively prose, there's plenty of poetry too - a really eclectic mix. I'll be looking out for you!

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  6. What a delightful tale --- at least until the roof blew off. Have you forgiven Jack yet? has he offered to buy you a new house? ;)
    Christine/ Swallow

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    1. Forgiven him? No, I got my revenge! Cheers Christine

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