PICTURE IT AND WRITE ~ A SERIOUS MISTAKE

This is a latest Picture it and Write prompt from Emilia’s blog ~ 29th

November 2015

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A SERIOUS MISTAKE

by John Yeo

My name is Kate,
I am a healer now, I have my medical degree. I will say a fond farewell to my family and friends as my boyfriend, Marcus and I are journeying to Africa to take up voluntary employment with the Flying Doctor service. We have decided to take the opportunity to learn and practice medicine in this challenging and varied environment.
My Father and Mother are firmly behind our plans. Dad has always backed me in my wilder plans, from the memorable day I came home from school and announced I was taking up a new hobby.

Marcus was a bit dubious at first; “What about our future careers? “

“Don’t worry Marcus, I am sure we will be fine, with our self-reliance and skills, this will be very good for our future lives together.” I reassured him, with my fingers firmly crossed and a smile on my face.

Marcus and I settled into our new vocation, and experienced a wide variety of varied, and sometimes very sad situations . We had to work separately, although we were attached to the same team, we were working with separate pilots. We would meet up in the late evening and share some very precious weekends together.

One memorable day, I was approached by a young man, who appealed to me and begged me to go with him to look at his Mother, who had taken a fall. Contrary to all the warnings and advice from all concerned, I decided to examine his Mother, and I entered a hut to find a figure prone under a blanket. Suddenly another man leapt up and went to grab me as the first man suddenly lunged at me with an open-handed slap around my face.
The next few minutes will be relayed over and over in my thoughts and memories for ever. All my trained reflexes went into overdrive as I fought off these two men, and in the name of self-protection I had to break limbs on both men.
After I had got my breath back, I called the police and an ambulance and spent the next few minutes using my medical skills to reset their broken bones.

Oh! I forgot to mention my new hobby my Father had approved of, and encouraged me to take up, was martial arts and boxing.

Later the authorities were holding an investigation with a view to charging the two men with assault. I decided to drop all charges and let them go.
Everyone agreed they had probably learned a lesson, and punishment had already been severely administered.
My reputation went before me wherever I went after that incident, and the locals would be queuing up to see me.

Marcus and I were soon working together, when he obtained a pilots licence. We worked in Africa for three years sharing many hair-raising adventures together.

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A prompt response for “INSPIRATION MONDAY:” ~ ELEMENTALLY MY DEAR

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ELEMENTALLY MY DEAR

by John Yeo

“Why? Darling what is the problem?”

“You know how much I dislike the man, especially after the way he behaved towards his wife and child. The idiot just up and abandoned them, leaving home with the first woman who happened along. Bringing the subject down to the simplest element of disgust I feel for him, hatred is not a pleasant word. However hatred and distaste together, go for a potent reason to analyse the basics. Why would a man just destroy everything he has built up over a number of years? I tell you my opinion is starkly simple, primitive, and basic, full of hate, disgust, and other elemental emotions.”

“Wow Darling! That is very strong reaction.”

“Simply Elementally my Dear.”

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Friday Refresh! Free Image Resources

Thanks to koolizable for sharing this ~ 🙂

Due to the copyright infringement, even if we linked back to the photographer or illustrator. All the sites below offer photos under the Public Domain or the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means no attribution (link) is required unless stated.

Below is the list of websites where to get free use photos for their own blog which I find helpful, and hopefully would be helpful to other writer/bloggers:


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ALIENS

 Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ~ Writing challenge.

Hosted by Priceless Joy.

The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.

 

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Etol Bagam, author of the blog, Creative Busyness. Thank you Etol!

ALIENS

by John Yeo

The twins were playing at the bottom of the garden with their rag dolls in a woodland clearing.
“Let’s pretend they are alive, and make a story up Jenny.” Said Jilly excitedly, “I’ll take the two with big eyes and you pretend to be the yellow and blue ones.”

“OK Jilly,” replied Jenny with a grin and they began an aliens game, using strange different voices for the toys, and having wonderful fun.
Half an hour later there was a loud summons from the house,

“Come in you two! It is very late now, and time for Supper.”

“Alright Mummy, we are coming.” Chorused the twins.

“What about the toys Jenny?”

“Oh, leave them where they are, Jilly. They should be alright.”

Later, at the end of the garden there was a quiet whir as a flying saucer landed. Three strange, three headed beings, approached the rag dolls, that were abandoned by the twins.
Strange noises as they swept the toys into their ship and flew away.

“Gullaglugpulladaplugogollygosh”
(“Captain we have captured some aliens!”)
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PICTURE IT AND WRITE ~ FUMIGATION

This is a latest Picture it and Write prompt from Emilia’s blog ~ 22ndNovember 2015

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As usual the image is supplied and credited by Ermilia.

FUMIGATION

by John Yeo

Many candles were burning at the funerals.

An assassin was gunned down by police after a shocking murder. In an act of suicidal determination, he had pulled the trigger on a well loved respected man.
Masses of tearful people were stunned. Five hundred people were gathered together, to express their sadness at the death of a heroic saviour of the town. A scientist who had perfected an antidote for poison in the water, that had been killing the children.

Many candles were burning at the funerals.

For days the local population had been suffering from severe symptoms of poisoning, many children were affected first, and several died. It was thought to be a severe form of food poisoning, that affected the nervous system and had a fatal effect on the children.

Many candles were burning at the funerals.

Dr Qwerty was a young scientific investigator, called in by the town council to investigate. After extensive tests he had pinned the problem down to the water supply and developed a revolutionary antidote that restored the water to its original pristine freshness.
When the final report came to light, it was revealed, Dr Qwerty had discovered high levels of lead in the drinking water, and he came to the conclusion that the water had been deliberately contaminated.

Many candles were burning at the funerals.

The unknown assassin was a member of a feared team of mercenary killers hired to cast doubt on the deceased, in an amazing double bluff.
Some pessimistic folk blamed the unstable political situation, and maintained that lead was deliberately introduced into the water supply by persons unknown, in a cold hearted attempt to create unrest and sow seeds of doubt.

Many candles were burning at the funerals.

 

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A prompt response for “INSPIRATION MONDAY:” ~ FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE

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FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE

by John Yeo

“Oh! Come on Harry, the television is always on in the day-room, Phoebe Gertie and Rosy will be there all sitting in their usual chairs.”
Louise the ever-busy care assistant ushered Harry into the day room to find the ladies seated in their usual chairs. The television was on full blast as Rosy had a hearing problem, although she was fast asleep.

Phoebe was concentrating on her knitting, she looked up as Harry sat down and said, “Hallo you are new here. Welcome, I’m Phoebe and that is Rosy, she is fast asleep at the moment. That is Gertie in the corner, she never says a word to anyone, just nods and smiles all the time. Sad really, she was a Social Worker once.”

Harry nodded and blankly smiled, “I have a very important appointment but I have forgotten what it was, I will have to ask my secretary, she will remind me, she keeps all my appointments listed in the diary.”
Phoebe smiled and asked sympathetically, “Will your secretary bring your diary, when she comes to visit you? My family and friends used to visit, but they have stopped coming lately. Gertie’s husband used to come, but he passed away several months ago, and no one comes to see her now.”

Louise the care assistant bustled in with a tea tray and some minute slices of fruitcake, sliced very delicately and digestible to even the smallest palette.
Harry looked puzzled and asked her, “What is the time of my appointment?”
Louise was unsure exactly what he was referring to and smiled reassuringly.
“Don’t worry Harry, we will help you keep all of your appointments.”

Just at that moment, Rosy woke up with a start and started choking loudly.
“Have a cup of tea Rosy, take a sip of water, that will help or would you like some cough mixture?” Rosy quickly swallowed some water and looked around noticing Harry there, she exclaimed!
“Hallo are you visiting me? I am waiting for a message from my family. Have you come to see me?”

Louise grinned and said, “No Rosy, this is our new resident Harry, he has just arrived, to stay here with us.”
Harry looked at her closely and said, “Pleased to meet you here Rosy. I will not be here long as I have a very important appointment, but we will soon get to know each other. Are you on the back benches?”
Everyone looked at Harry strangely at that remark.
Phoebe frowned and whispered to Louise, “Is he alright? I hope he is not one of those bragging types who always pretend to be better than what they are.”
Louise said, “Don’t worry Phoebe, he is a lovely man when you get to know him.”
After Louise had left the day room with the dirty cups and saucers, Phoebe and Rosy could hardly wait to get to work on Harry to find out more.

Rosy was first to break the silence. “Harry, I used to be married to a diplomat and he travelled extensively working abroad, we spent a long time in India.”

“Oh! That’s interesting.” Harry replied, “I may have met him.”

At this point Phoebe interjected and said, “Yes, funnily enough both of us were civil servants. I worked in the house as a permanent secretary. What did you do Harry?”

“Well ladies, I haven’t got much time to go into details as I have a very important appointment, I must see my secretary soon.
I was Prime Minister once you know.

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THE QUESTION

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers ~ Writing challenge.

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The goal is to write a story between 100-150 words (give or take 25 words) based on the provided photo.

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Sonya-Only 100 Words

 

THE QUESTION

by John Yeo

   The peahen looks on in wonder as two peacock suitors vie for her attention, so different in looks and size and appearance.

  The dazzling white peacock was cocksure of winning the ladies hand, everybody was stunned at his handsome appearance. Not a feather in disarray to spoil his courtship display, a beautiful youthful bird.
  Standing next to him was the competition a wise old bird who preened with unlimited resources and a reputation for looking after the ladies.     A famous wise old bird. Food and shelter would be luxurious here, her children would want for nothing.
    Which bird won the Peahens hand?

 

   Jim, a stunningly handsome well built youth, was a ladies man, desired by many ladies, in love with life, when he fell in love with a desirable beautiful lady.
   Rick Roller, an ageing very famous singer, was also in love with her, and spent vast sums of money on his appearance, preening to seduce her. Money would be plentiful here and the children would want for nothing.

    Which bird won the ladies hand?

 

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