#SoCS Feb. 17/18 – his/hers

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What have you got there?

Oh, just some his and hers.

What’s a his and hers?

Well, this one is a his and this one a hers. I thought that would be obvious.

But what does a his and hers do?

You’ve obviously led a sheltered life, haven’t you?

Well yes, as it turns out.

This one is a his and this one a hers.

You’ve already said that.

I’m just emphasising the fact.

Ok, so what do they do?

Well when you turn on the his, it goes a bright blue; the hers when switched on becomes a dazzling hot pink.

And then?

And then what?

Then you do with it, as your sex needs doing.

Oh, I see, not.

Its really quite simple, I’m surprised you aren’t using one, as everyone seems to be out buying one.

I see. Do they come in any other colours?

Well yes, for the advanced user the his will turn a majestic bottle green and the hers a stunning fire engine red.

And will they do for me?

Make your every dream come true.

Really?

Oh yes, guaranteed. Look around at all the satisfied faces passing you by; you too could look like them.

Where do I get them?

Online, here’s the address, best get in soon as I’m sure they will sell out.

I will, I’ll get a his for me and hers for you know who.

Wise move.

 

Written for: https://lindaghill.com/2018/02/16/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-feb-17-18/

 

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Weekend Writing Prompt #42 – Revelation

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Prose ChallengeIn 250 words or less, write a story about the uncovering of a secret.

The boy came to school each day and sat in the back of my classroom. He was one of those kids you didn’t notice so much as he didn’t draw attention to himself and in a room full of attention seekers he could hide.

He came to my attention the day he wrote:

 

“I don’t know who to turn to. My parents refuse to listen to me, telling me not to make stories up. Today when I go home mum will say he needs me to help with the afternoon benediction. I’ll say no and mum will tell me off for disobeying him. Help me please?”

 

I interviewed the boy who said it was just a story. I told him he could talk to me as I had a duty through the school to protect him.

A week later he came back.

His story was horrific. His local priest had been abusing him for some years and in light of the current revelations about the extent of abuse around the world he felt that now he might be believed.

I have never seen a boy so distressed. The effect on him left him feeling worthless, his self-esteem was shattered, and he feared his story told among his classmates would make everything worse.

We didn’t allow that to happen. There were procedures to be followed and the police to be informed.

His parents, at first in denial, realised their son was a victim, and the guilt they shared was devastating for them.

We wanted the boy to stay in school, receive the counselling he deserved and try to restore to him, a life he could live.

 

Written for: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2018/02/17/weekend-writing-prompt-42-revelation/

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Saturday Mix – Double Take, 17 February 2018

Our homophone sets this week are:

hail – frozen rain
halerobust health

and

Chile – South American country
chilli – dried pod of red pepper
chilly – uncomfortably cool

 

It was Paul from Chile, a hale and hearty chap, who one day was caught in a hail storm and in so seeking shelter found himself in Colin’s chilli shop where the air-con made him feel considerably chilly.

Colin said: Oye, señor, ¿por qué te mueves tanto? (Hey Mister why you shiver so much?)

Paul replied: Tu tienda de chiles es muy fría para un tipo sano y abundante como yo.(Your chilli shop is much too chilly for a hale and hearty chap like me.)

So Colin turned up the air-con and Paul feeling more hale and hearty was then able to enjoy the chilli and not feel as chilly as he did before as he watched the hail tumble down.

 

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2018/02/17/saturday-mix-double-take-17-february-2018%ef%bb%bf/

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Thursday photo prompt – Between #writephoto – The Between

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It was a normal day as across the Between as the Promites, and the Protites went about their daily business.

Insults were exchanged, threats made, and men and women prepared themselves for a war which they all knew would never happen but was a lot of fun to think about.

The Promites were proud of their upper body strength and had gyms dotted along the border of their land where the Protites could watch and wonder at the obvious strength and muscular beauty of the Promites, who enjoyed posturing on their side in full view of their opponents.

The Protites were a small and vocal people. They didn’t have any gyms and were, for the most part, a scrawny grubby rabble who liked to shout a lot and drop their pants when they thought they had nothing else to say.

The Promites were always disgusted with the antics of the Protites and threated on a daily basis to cross the Between and wipe them out.

The Protites for their part thought the Promites a pretentious mob with not a lot happening in their brains and were thankful the Between existed as it kept them well away.

So as I said, it was a normal day across the Between.

 

Written for: https://scvincent.com/2018/02/15/thursday-photo-prompt-between-writephoto/

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February 15: Flash Fiction Challenge – On Ice

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February 15, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story on ice. It can be an event on ice, a game on ice or a drink on ice. Go where the prompt leads you.

In February in Australia, it’s hard to find ice lying around. So in order to complete this prompt, I’ve taken myself to the freezer, and I’m sitting in it, on ice as they say. I do have to extricate myself every ten minutes as my delicate bottom isn’t all that excited about being the butt on ice.

Added to that I don’t think my male bits are all that keen either, though you’d think with so much cold shoulder they’ve received over the years they’d be more receptive.

I’m pleased this week to go where the prompt leads me.

 

Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2018/02/15/february-15-flash-fiction-challenge/

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 25 – The Truth and Story

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There is a lot of truth in the saying: “Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.” Sometimes the truth can hard to fathom, and we have to trust and have faith in what we see happening around us.

I was watching a documentary recently about Nature’s Curiosities which focused on creatures who for the most part defied logic in being about to live where they did, or who body transformations left you wondering just how such a creature may have evolved.

Somewhere in the universe, there must be a master conductor, a power that assists the creation of beings large and small.

Some creatures I am sure are Friday creations. You know ones that don’t seem to quite right as if the experiment got away from them and they abandoned their efforts in the hope that come Monday they’d work on it again. The platypus reminds me of such an animal, though having seen one in the wild I find them the most beautiful little animals.

The other creature that fascinated me, and I should say always has, is the Komodo Dragon. The female can reproduce without the assistance of a male. Hard to believe but they do.

In the world, we live in so many crave to be accepted and in striving to achieve this, they want to be like others. They become mirrored replicants of their friends. It’s that sense of belonging we all seek, and some sadly will seek it at great cost.

So my response to the collage is varied, I’m not much of a liar so I may not, therefore, have any truth to reveal. As it is there are plenty of liars in the world, some tell white lies to deceive the ones they love, some tell massive lies and deceive whole populations.

 

Written for: https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2018/02/16/reenas-exploration-challenge-week-25/

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Tale Weaver – #159 – February 14th – The Coming of Spring

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With the arrival of spring came the hope of renewal and regeneration.

It had been a tough winter, not only the endless cold nights but also the lack of contact.

She had been stuck inside so long, cabin fever was raging inside of her and she needed to get out.

Her first venture outside gave her the yellow flower. Growing out of the crack in the pathway she immediately thought of the resilience it must have taken to sprout against the still cold air.

It was what she thought she needed, resilience.

It was all so easy to give up and accept her lot.

The TV was her escape; it took her places she dare not ever think she could actually do.

Normally she would have plucked the flower and sat it in a glass on her kitchen sink.

But today she decided to leave it be.

She needed a reminder that she too could exercise some resilience, be braver than yesterday and step out and see what was happening in the world.

 

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