50 Words Thursday # 93

My submission, 100 words, based on a true story lol:

A wasp just stung me
Can you tell who I am
That I’m writhing in pain
I’m on the promenade
Just there
The woman who had a glorious day
Bringing her baby to the ocean for the first time
We saw fish
Tasted salt water
Watched the boats sway with the breeze
Do you see me
Holding my baby with my throbbing arm
I was trying to create memories
Have the perfect day
I was stung
By the ultimate party pooper
He could have minded his business
But instead
He stung me
And now, my perfect day is ruined

Keep it alive

Kristian is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag50WordThursso that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

So here is the picture for this week:

“… after that, he had to make his way all down the parade to the West Pier” – Brighton Rock, Graham Greene.


He sat on the ledge and saw the humansmilling around in dozens. Some were in the water while others were enjoying themselves on the beach. To his wise eyes, this all looked foolish. Why were they willing to…

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    1. Josh and I had taken Charlie to Fort Rod Hill (a historical site in Victoria BC, Canada), and we walked out to the lighthouse, dipped Charlie’s tiny toes in the ocean for the first time. But, on our way back, I was stung on my arm…a vicious one. Very painful, lots of swelling. That photo immediately reminded me of the path leading to the lighthouse. Yes, wasp PTSD for sure, although I am braver than I once was. I was fighting with that wasp to keep it away from my baby. My personal fears took a back seat to “saving my child” lol

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