Radiant ~ 100 word challenge ~ Velvet Verbosity

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RADIANT

by John Yeo

As predicted the meteor shower arrived exactly on time. They made love in the observatory as the stunning meteor shower arrived from a radiant in a far off universe, exploding brilliantly in the night sky.
Helena was beautiful, desired by many and loved by one, a learned Professor in Astrophysics. They had timed the moment precisely, his seed would meet her egg exactly at the right time. A star child would be conceived as the stunning meteor shower exploded in the sky above the glass observatory.
Leonid was born amid another stunning display of shining stars in the night sky.

100 words on the word “RADIANT” in response to the latest challenge from

http://www.velvetverbosity.com/blog/2015/1/28/100-words-411-the-poetry-of-snow

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GENGHIS KHAN~~ THREE WORD WEDNESDAY ~

THREE WORD WEDNESDAY

http://www.threewordwednesday.com/2015/01/3ww-week-no-412.html

COLD DEPRAVED POWERFUL

Write something based on and including these three words.

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GENGHIS KHAN

by John Yeo

Cold, Depraved, and Powerful,

Yes! That would sum him up.

Genghis Khan ruler of the  Mongol empire

In the thirteenth century.

Lord of all he surveyed.

A powerful killer, bloodthirsty, fearless,

Responsible for the deaths of millions.

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As cold as the ice age that preceded 

His rise and rise to ruthless power.

Depraved, he had his enemies slaughtered

Yet he loved as often as he rose to power

Fathering hundreds of children.

A chest full of jewels and red, red roses

To court the foreign princesses.

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Princess Fatima who loved the Khan

Doting on his every whim, survived,

To stay with him always moving

Following the fighting.

Opposites attract as the saying goes.

Warm, Virtuous, and Gentle

She loved her cruel callous 

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Cold, Depraved, Powerful

Genghis Khan

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STASIVALENT ~ Pen’n’Tonic’s Creative Expressions challenge.

Pen’n’Tonic’s Creative Expressions challenge.

https://penntonic.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/creative-expressions-7-balderdash/

This week I challenge you (and I think it will be a real challenge!) to play the game of Balderdash with me. Have you ever played? The game provides cards, each with five categories. One category is Words. You have to make up a definition for the word. I’ve given you five words from the actual game from which to choose.

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Zebub
Stasivalent
Augerino
Zufolo
Carriwitchet

STASIVALENT

by John Yeo

I have chosen stasivalent. This obviously means a state of exact balance. In medieval times it was normal practice to use parts of two words to emphasise one outcome.
Stasis and Equivalent then becomes Stasivalent, which is an exact balance between two elements.
In the play “Merchant of Venice”
Written by William Shakespeare,
Shylock demands his pound of flesh.
He asked for flesh to be placed on one side of the scales
and gold to be placed on the other side.
When both sides were equal they became
a stasivalent.
But!
It had to be a stasivalent, without a drop of blood.
The impossible stasivalent!

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Mysterious Island (8)

I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story 26/01/2015, 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 Seven

https://johnandmargaret1607.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/mysterious-island-7/

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MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (8)

by John Yeo

She was unaware that she was being watched.
As she left the helicopter at Junea airport in Alaska, Marg met with Angelo, a member of Don Francisco’s organisation.
Together they would penetrate the remote laboratory where Dr Dickus worked and steal a very valuable formula, then destroy the lab.
Shots rang out, Angelo grinned, and put his foot down hard on the accelerator to get clear of the airport. “It’s OK you were tailed, but we have taken them out!”
Approaching a densely wooded complex containing the lab, Marg was reminded of the yellow Jeep with Alaskan number plates that had been close behind her in the UK.
Angelo was familiar with the terrain and he was to play a key role in the assault from the lake side.
Smiling he asked Marg how she felt about wolves as Dickus was famous for his pet wolf and he was guarded by the rest of the pack.
Then amazingly—-

(150 words)~to be continued

The link below takes you to Part Seven

https://johnandmargaret1607.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/mysterious-island-7/

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Picture it and Write ~ Circular Reasoning

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

https://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/__picture-it-write-99/

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Forest Sculpture by Spencer Byles

As usual the image is supplied and credited by Ermilia

CIRCULAR REASONING

by John Yeo

Tree people arrived on the planet Earth to make contact, travelling through space from beyond the rings of Saturn. Travelling through the dark matter invisible to the human eye, they came through a maze of wormhole tunnels. Circles are very important to the tree people’s culture, as important as the rings running through a tree trunk recording the age of a tree.
Firstly they announced their arrival by crop circles with alien diagrams, laid out on many farms and fields, these went unrecognized and were ridiculed by the inhabitants of Earth.
They recruited weaver birds to weave and construct special rings of tree branches that were then energised with power from the invisible dark matter that surrounds everything in the known universe. Each ring was constructed and linked to another dimension, any person entering a ring would instantly become invisible as they travelled and entered this dimension able to travel through time and space, never to return. Many of the top scientific brains on the planet followed the route through the rings and fears were raised among the top echelons of society for their safety.
Then one fateful day, a human emerged from one of the rings and lived to tell a wondrous tale of life in a far-off paradise. When the danger of evil and violence threatened the alien visitors, they left very quickly. The survivor soon returned with some officials to the woodlands where the alien rings were situated, all he found was a fungal fairy ring of mushrooms.
All trace and evidence of the road to Saturn was lost.  
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ROUGH DIAMONDS~~ THREE WORD WEDNESDAY ~

AMICABLE ~ FRIVOLOUS ~ UNREFINED
Three Word Wednesday
Write something based on and including these three words.

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ROUGH DIAMONDS

by John Yeo

The casting director was infamous and renowned for his powers of seduction.
The beautiful rising film star smiled and speculated on the pile in front of her as they entered the back room of his office.
“These are diamonds”, he said pointing to what looked like a pile of weathered broken glass.
.”Are you serious or just being bloody frivolous? That is a pile of glass on the bench, a heap of glass pieces, I would not give you anything for one sliver of broken glass”
“Why be aggressive and unfriendly? The deal can be very smooth if you are agreeable and amicable. The diamonds are uncut and I have the finest craftsmen available to cut and polish them to a very high standard. These are raw unrefined pink diamonds, they can be cut and polished into beautiful jewellery.
The lady said “You will make a present of these to me if I agree to your demands?”
“Yes!”
The lady then pulled a small revolver out of her clutch purse and shot him dead.
Well she smiled. sweeping the pile into her purse. “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
I may be very amicable, and very frivolous, I am certainly very unrefined.”

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Feasting ~ 100 word challenge ~ Velvet Verbosity

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FEASTING

by John Yeo

 Snow had been falling for months with everywhere buried deeply in a thick coating. The family desperately searching for food, erected shelters within a stand of snow-covered trees. Suddenly a small mound about several yards away, moved. Then with a roar a sabre-toothed tiger raced towards the family, fangs drawn seeking an easy meal. Two members of the family reacted instantly unleashing spears directly at the big cat, one spear pierced the left eye and entered the cat’s brain, stopping and killing the creature instantly. The family enjoyed fresh meat that day and were feasting for several days to come.

100 words on the word   “Feasting”  in response to the latest challenge from

http://www.velvetverbosity.com/blog/2015/1/20/100-words-410-its-all-so-peculiar

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