HE WHO HESITATES~~ THREE WORD WEDNESDAY~

JOVIAL~ PROMISE ~ RESOLUTE
Three Word Wednesday
Write something based on and including these three words

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HE WHO HESITATES

by John Yeo

John and Peter were classmates,

Friends right the way through college.

One day, John in a jovial manner

Bet Peter, he could get Margaret, the school beauty

To promise to come out on a date.

Peter replied “You’re on,

Margaret is far too beautiful for the likes of you!

She never dates with anyone.”

John then became very resolute

He asked the lovely Margaret out for a date.

O.K! She said, smiling prettily.

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Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

Mysterious Island (4)

I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story 29/12/2014, which is a challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words.

The link below takes you to Part three

https://johnandmargaret1607.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/mysterious-island-3/

Mysterious Island (4)

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MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (4)

by John Yeo

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The house of Don Francisco sat in a remote part of the desert.
Very luxurious and secure, Marg knew of the connection between the Brigadier and the Don, she had visited before with the team. She sat stunned as the express letter was thrust into her hands and the courier melted away into the crowd. The summons came out of the blue, where to meet the helicopter that soon whisked her away to Morocco, for a private emergency conference with the two men. Security was at a very high level and men with guns and viscous looking dogs were everywhere.
Marg was feted and the proposition was outlined. Marg was ordered to return to the mysterious island and undergo special training in infiltration methods. We need you to get information and to join some special forces to bring down our rival business associates. Marg looked askance. “Do I have a choice?” The Brigadier smiled knowingly.
Suddenly there was a huge explosion outside~

149 words ~ (to be continued)

The link below takes you to Part three

https://johnandmargaret1607.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/mysterious-island-3/

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http://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/mondays-finish-the-story-december-29th-2014/

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

Friday Fictioneers~The Forgotten Corner

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly blog link-up based on a photo prompt. The Challenge – write a one hundred word story inspired by the picture that has a beginning, middle, and end. (No one will be ostracized for going a few words over the count.) The Key – make every word count. Up to the challenge? Join in!

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PHOTO PROMPT– Copyright –  Bjorn Rudberg

Stairway to Heaven

by John Yeo

Old Jack had been Head Gardener at the Hall for twenty years. One day Lord Melbury who liked to supervise Jack and the team moving trees and shrubs on the estate, stumbled across the magical corner where his children had loved to play. The stairway to the stars they had called the overgrown steps leading up to a ledge that was the lookout spot for the whole garden.

“Get rid of those old steps Jack, They spoil the look of the garden!”

“Yes sir!’ Jack replied, knowing full well they would both forget the order.

The magical mysterious stairway survived.

(100 Words) ~ In response to a prompt on ~ http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com

Written by John Yeo © All rights reserved

PICTURE IT AND WRITE ~ “WHICH WAY?”

This is the latest Picture it and Write prompt from Ermilia’s blog.

https://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/picture-it-write-49/

Two ladders~Ermilia picture it and writeAs always the image is provided and credited by Ermilia

WHICH WAY?
by John Yeo

I am the man at the door. “Welcome to death”. There are two routes to follow here, on the left we have the ladder to the top, the soft sturdy easy route to follow, usually travelled by those lucky enough to be born with a silver spoon. On the right there is the twisting turning care-worn difficult path, travelled by many. Here at death’s door you are presented with the choice. The decision is yours, whichever way you go is the continuation of your journey towards heaven and eternal life. I am here as your spiritual guide and I can only guide you to this point, nothing is ever easy, if you take the easy way out you may make a mistake, no-one has ever returned to tell the tale from either route. The hard way has many twists and turns, however both routes lead to the same place eventually, the choice is yours. 
 The majority of the people who have had soft easy lives and have continually taken questionable shortcuts along the way, take the soft easy option and use the ladder on the left, very few take the well-trod worn ladder on the right.
Not a single person sees the trapdoor under the ladder on the left that instantly sends them back to start the journey all over again.


Copyright © written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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Death Chimes ~ Velvet Verbosity ~100 word challenge

Velvet Verbosity is a 100 word challenge. Today’s word is CHIMES

http://www.velvetverbosity.com

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DEATH CHIMES

by John Yeo

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The family had heard the chimes, chiming for them six times.

Mary and her family lived in fear of the death chimes.

Many neighbours and friends were dying and it was very difficult to avoid leaving the house for food.

People were fleeing fast, moving away from the area, spreading the plague.

There were robbers, looters and killers, very few police were alive.

The biggest fear of everyone was to hear the bell on the death cart.

The bodies were piled high on the death cart as the loaded cart left for mass graves.

The bell may chime for thee!

(100 words)

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Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Five Sentence Fiction ~ Jolly

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.

This week’s word: Jolly

http://lilliemcferrin.com/five-sentence-fiction-jolly/

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THE AWAKENING

by John Yeo ©

The patient was an elderly lady who had been in a coma for two weeks in the intensive therapy unit.

No identification had been found on her after the accident had occurred and she was admitted to the hospital.

Knocked down by a hit and run driver on the week before Christmas began she was on her own here, the police were trying to trace her family through missing persons reports.

Then, her eyes opened and alighted on a jolly greetings card, one of the nurses had placed by her bedside.

She looked at the picture of a cheery little dog, chewing a hat and said one word, “Christmas”.

© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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THE THOUGHTFUL, FERVENT, BRILLIANT BRAIN~~Three Word Wednesday

THOUGHTFUL~ FERVENT~ BRILLIANT
Three Word Wednesday
Write something based on and including these three words

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THE THOUGHTFUL, FERVENT, BRILLIANT BRAIN
by John Yeo

Where? He wondered in silent awe
Thoughtful, Enquiring! Why? How? When?
Fervently searching for answers.
Gazing up on a starry night
A puzzle to overwhelm the senses.
The universe a wonder to the thoughtful mind,
A fiery bright shining firmament.

Burning, Boiling, without relent.
A puzzle to overpower the mind.
The mind, a whirl of discontent,
Fervent, Brilliant, always alight.
The neurons and axions firing in flight.
A Thoughtful, Fervent, Brilliant Brain.
Fervently searching for answers.

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Copyright (c) Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

Mysterious Island (3)

The link below leads to Parts One and Two

https://johnandmargaret1607.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/mysterious-island/

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I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story 22/12/2014, which is a challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words.

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The image is supplied and credited by “Monday’s finish the story”

MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (3)

by John Yeo

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As the year wound down to a close they gathered around the table and raised their glasses.
Marg could hardly believe the way time had flashed by since her recruitment into this shadowy financial organisation. These people were her colleagues and friends celebrating a year long programme. The recruitment process had been intense, the six-month training period with her fellow operatives had been hard and psychologically demanding. Marg had come through it all with flying colours and the Brigadier, who she had first met on this mysterious island was delighted.
The operation to infiltrate and destroy an illegal business cartel had gone off perfectly, the leader was eliminated and his assets and infrastructure taken over by the Brigadier. Marg now comfortably off was sworn to silence on pain of death, still in the clutches of the Brigadier.
As a successful private investigator with various other business interests she now mixed with a variety of very wealthy clients and friends. Then one fateful day to her horror…….

149 words ~ (to be continued)

https://johnandmargaret1607.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/mysterious-island/  link to parts One and two

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http://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/mondays-finish-the-story-december-22nd-2014/

Copyright © Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved.

PICTURE IT AND WRITE~SINISTER SANATORIUM

This is the latest Picture it and Write prompt from Ermilia’s blog.
https://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/2014/12/21/__picture-it-write-97/

Sinister Sanatorium

As always the image is provided and credited by Ermilia.

SINISTER SANATORIUM

by John Yeo

The year was 1903. We lived in the heart of the City of London. I was quite a prosperous businessman and my wife who had a nursing background followed her own interests. We lived comfortably and shared much together.

I had been struck down with a persistent cough for several weeks. When I started coughing up blood, the doctor made his diagnosis and recommended I stay in a sanatorium. We visited several institutions and finally selected a well recommended hospital on the windy Cornish coastline. Fresh air was thought to be an essential part of the treatment. The isolated imposing building was perched on a cliff with the raging boiling sea stretching out in the front and very large grounds at the rear. Consumption was rife all over the country and the sanatoriums were full of people taking the cure with rest, exercise and fresh air for recuperation. Sadly many people died of the illness and were buried in a private cemetery in the grounds.

One day a body was discovered in suspicious circumstances in the gardens. The police were loathe to call and investigate and as it was thought death was imminent due to the nature of the illness, the death was almost hushed up. The patient was a Lord Raven, a very wealthy man and his relatives were very keen to get answers. They called in a private investigator, Marg, a very astute tough lady sleuth, who after completing her enquiries decided it was undoubtedly an inside job. Some days later when Lord Raven’s will was read, it became clear that her suspicions were correct as he had left all of his substantial wealth to the directors of the sanatorium. The police arrested the entire board of directors, and after many enquiries it was discovered this was a much larger operation, and past patients had donated millions to these crooks before their deaths in the remote sanatorium. It became clear there was a mysterious Mr Big in control, who lived across the Atlantic in Colorado.

Lord Raven’s family hired Marg to investigate and the chase goes on ~~~

( to be continued)

 

Copyright ©  Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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Five Sentence Fiction ~ Glimmer

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.

This week’s word: Glimmer

http://lilliemcferrin.com/five-sentence-fiction-glimmer/

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A GLIMMER OF INNOCENCE

by John Yeo

The investigating detective was questioning a burglary suspect, a regular offender who was caught in the act.
“You mean, you really are pleading your innocence, you were caught in the act of trying to enter the house!
You are entitled to a lawyer even though you haven’t got a glimmer of hope, lawyers cannot change reality.”
After consultation, the lawyer affirmed the plea of innocence as he had an explanation.
“Yes”‘ shouted the suspect, “I saw a glimmer of light coming from the back window and I thought the house was on fire, I forgot it was Christmas.”

Written by John Yeo (c) All rights reserved

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