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Images Overlapping: #StoryADay May; Day Fourteen

The Prompt:

  • I had a nightmare last night. I woke up and started writing….

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Fair Warning: This is just a touch naughty at the beginning. Might not be suitable for younger kids or work reading.

Word List:

Prompt Word Donor;  Kitndavj

  • Afterburner

  • Nipple

  • Papier-mache

  • Rope Bondage

  • Stockholm
  • neoprene

  • horse on a spaceship 

  • scuba

  • orchid

  • witchcraft

  • recommend

  • nightlight

  • sand dollar

  • fisticuff

  • infuriating

And now I offer you…

Images Overlapping

Images overlapping… neoprene; afterburner; horse on a spaceship; scuba. He caressed her taut nipple. “Lovely orchid.” Witchcraft; she was papier-mache.

“This makes no sense.”

“Some kind of Stockholm syndrome, rope bondage – or just a nightmare. That’s my old sand-dollar nightlight. It’s infuriating being accused of taking out five men with fisticuffs – but there’s no way I could do that -”

T’Pol woke alone; the alien dream still vivid.

But was it a dream, or a telepathic contact?

His pain was her doing. She must correct the error.

She rose, went to her terminal, sat down. “Ambassador Soval, I recommend -”

Why does T’Pol believe the dream is more than a nightmare?

Is she right?

What is she going to recommend to Ambassador Soval?

Any guesses?

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“Five Men?”: #StaD May; Day Thirteen

  • Story A Day May 13’s prompt is from Tony Conaway, who has written and ghostwritten everything from blogs to books. He has co-written non-fiction books published by McGraw-Hill, Macmillan and Prentice Hall. His fiction has been published in eight anthologies and numerous publications, including Blue Lake Review, Danse Macabre, Rind Literary Magazine, qarrtsiluni, The Rusty Nail and Typehouse Literary Magazine. He was recently a guest on the Indy Writer Podcast, talking about writing short fiction.

The Prompt:

  • Today’s prompt focuses on misapprehension – that is, interpreting something incorrectly. Too often, in fiction, every character communicates perfectly. That’s not the way it happens in real life. So that’s your prompt: misapprehension, either verbal or visual.

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Word List:

Prompt Word Donor; Kitndavj

  • Flanelette

  • Jiffy

  • Boardwalk

  • Canoe

  • Trebuche

  • Viking

  • Rampart

  • Mattress
  • Sprocket

And now I offer you…

“Five Men?”

The flanelette blanket and Jon’s couch were a damned poor substitute for his own quilts and mattress. But, after a helluva long day, Trip fell asleep in a jiffy.

He was standing on a boardwalk.

“You’re troubled, Trip.” He loved when she popped into his dreams.

My sprocket’s missing some teeth. I’m the projectile in a trebuchet. In a canoe with no paddle. Alone with no weapon while Vikings storm the ramparts.” She just looked at him. “That night we met – five men say I attacked them.”

“Five men?”

“Now you’re troubled.”

“There has been a misapprehension -”

Trip woke up.

Will Trip ever get back to that dream?

Find out what the misapprehension was?

Or who his Vulcan Surprise Package is?

Any guesses?

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“With All Our Warts”: #StaD May; Day Twelve

 

The Prompt:

Let those who are in favour with their stars
Of public honour and proud titles boast,
Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars,
Unlookt for joy in that I honour most.
Great princes’ favourites their fair leaves spread
But as the marigold at the sun’s eye;
And in themselves their pride lies buried,
For at a frown they in their glorie die.
The painful warrior famoused for fight,
After a thousand victories once foil’d,
Is from the book of honour razed quite,
And all the rest forgot for which he toil’d:
Then happy I, that love and am beloved
Where I may not remove nor be removed.”

– William Shakespeare
Sonnet 25

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Word List:

Prompt Word Donor; Kitndavj

  • Moist

  • Pumpkin

  • Perfectionism

  • Ballet

  • Snow Fairy

  • Matisse

  • wart (s)

  • ginger

  • canvas

  • Differential

And now I offer you…

“With All Our Warts”

“You’re a victim of your Vulcan perfectionism, Soval. You can’t understand humans by devising your ‘differential algorithms.’”

“What do you suggest?”

“Go see the Ballet of the Snow Fairy. Eat pumpkin pie. Drink ginger tea.”

“I fail to see the logic -”

“It’s not about logic. Study Matisse. Paint a canvas. Read Shakespeare; better yet, go see a play. That’s all I can do; I need to save my best Warp Five Engineer from a damned five man warp core breach.”

Sarek breathed moist ocean air. “I don’t understand -”

“Just learn about us, Soval – humans, with all our warts.”


Will Soval take Admiral Forrest’s advice?

What will he learn, if he does?

What kind of five-man warp core breach is this?

Any guesses?

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“Your Name’s Paula?”: #StaD May; Day Eleven

  • Our Story A Day May 11 prompt is from Bea a bilingual writer and freelancer currently living near Venice, in Italy. She blogs and helps writers with their writing and creativity at The Busy Muse

The Prompt:

  • Your company sends you to meet a costumer at their house. It’s a standard, nice neighborhood.
  • You ring and ring but nobody answers. The door is ajar, and you enter, calling aloud.
  • All is in order in the living room apart from an overturned potted plant on the expensive-looking rug…

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Word List:

Prompt Word Donor; Kitndavj

  • Spin

  • Shutters

  • Doormat

  • Skeleton key

  • Accountant

  • Romanov

  • Blindfold

  • Carpet

And now I offer you…

“Your Name’s Paula?”

“In this game, you’re an accountant. Your company sends you to the Romanov house. Nice neighborhood. There’s a skeleton key under the doormat, but the door’s cracked open. You go inside and call. No answer – but there’s a potted plant tipped over on a hand-knotted carpet -”

“Hey, who’s this guy?”

“The shutters slam. You spin around. Someone blindfolds you.”

“Unlikely.”

“Your name’s ‘Paula’?”

“No.”

“Well, it happened. And it’s a flesh-eating cannibal. What’s next?”

“I am quite prepared to defend myself.”

“What is your name?”

“Paula, you listening?”

“Yes.”

She was – but only to the human male in her mind.
Will T’Pol explain herself to either man?

Will Trip ever learn her name?

Why does she deem it ‘unlikely’ that she’d be captured?

Any guesses?

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“An Oriental Lily”: #StaD May; Day Ten


The Prompt:

  • The chance encounter. Have you ever run into someone you know when you look grubby? Or maybe you see an old boyfriend at Starbucks. Or perhaps, as in Alfred Hitchcock’s famous Stranger’s On a Train, you run into a stranger who offers to do you a service, like murder, in return for you returning the favor. Think of a chance encounter that could leave you shaken, stirred, or in deep trouble.

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Kitndavj:

  • Mist

  • Man Cave

  • Role play

  • Stitching

  • Parchment

  • Muster (like rounding up animals)

  • Gooey Cream Filled Eclair

  • Corona

  • Pleasure Knot

  • Overproof Rum

  • Thought Diary

  • Illustrated

  • Oriental Lily

  • Tortuous

  • Flaming

  • Seared

And now I offer you…

“An Oriental Lily”

Trip wanted a man cave to hide in, but all he’s got is Jon’s couch. But Lizzie had gotten him good and drunk on overproof rum and Corona. “Dream of that gooey cream filled eclair you’re pretending you’re not mooning over.”

“She’s no eclair. She’s an Oriental lily…” Couldn’t muster more thoughts; sleep pulled him into his illustrated parchment thought diary; the role play of his dreams. She ran through mist, stitching new threads into his soul, tying them with pleasure knots of desire. She was seared into him, a flaming flower, a tortuous dream he might never see again.

Will Trip’s dream be a pleasant one?

Will he ever encounter her again?

Will Lizzie figure out who his “Oriental lily” is?
Is Trip shaken, stirred, in deep trouble – or all of them?

Any guesses?

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“The Jealous Type”: #STaD for May Nine

 


  • For Story A Day May, Day Nine (click the heading to see the full post with prompt from Charlotte Rains Dixon, who mentors creative writers from passionate to published. Charlotte is a free-lance journalist, ghostwriter, and author.

The Prompt:

  • Write a story about what happens when a nun in a wimple, a man in cowboy hat and boots, and a bartender with a handlebar moustache wearing a red and white polka-dot bow tie meet in a tavern on a rainy night.

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

kitndavj:

  • Romance

  • Contraception

  • Blush

  • Paradise

  • polyamourous

  • paramour

  • forked tongue

  • single malt scotch

  • Silver Bullet

  • Kippers

  • Afternoon Nap

  • Venice

  • Pizza

And now I offer you…

The Jealous Type

Before you take your afternoon nap, Soval, let’s try another joke. A wimpled nun, a cowboy are in a bar on a rainy night in Venice, having bruschetta pizza with kippers. The barkeep has a handlebar mustache and red and white polka-dotted bow tie. She has a Silver Bullet, and he drinks single-malt scotch. It’s a polyamorous romance; Cowboy says he’ll take her to paradise with his forked tongue.”

Is there a point to this story?”

It’s a joke. Wait for the punch line. She blushes. She doesn’t need contraception – God is her other paramour. And he’s the jealous type.”

Will Soval get the punch line?

Will Cowboy get his wimpled nun?

Will God get even?

Any guesses?

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“Was It My Attire?”: #StaD May; Day Eight

 

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

kitndavj:

  • wardrobe
  • A-line skirt
  • Scottish
  • tartan
  • teardrop
  • kaleidoscope
  • clutch
  • acrylic
  • nail art
  • silk robe
  • catsuit
  • goosebumps
  • luminous

Chara47:

  • topaz
  • aquamarine
  • pink diamond

This story comes a week after T’Pol’s previous story, I’m Just Joking.”

And now I offer you…

Was It My Attire?”

“Was it my attire?”

“Oh, Paula – or whatever your real name is- it’s got nothing to do with your wardrobe.”

“I don’t understand.”

“This time I believe you. But it doesn’t matter what you wear: an A-line skirt or Scottish tartan. Dripping in topaz and aquarmarine; a teardrop cut pink diamond or a psychedelic kaleidoscope clutch. You could have the tackiest of acrylic nail art -”

“Is there a point to this listing of these items?”

“Point is, doesn’t matter if you wore a burlap sack, silk robe, or catsuit – you give me goosebumps. You, my dear Vulcan, are luminous.”

Who is T’Pol speaking with?

How did the speaker figure out her secret?

Will there be consequences to being “outted”?

Any guesses?

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