fi50 fifty wordsOops! is a little early for the Fiction in Fifty Words #Fi50 meme this month, but I wanted to have it ready to link to Rebecca Douglass’s new page for the Challenge.  Rebecca has relieved the inventor, Bruce Gargoyle, of the burden of running this one.  Please help her make a success of it by joining in and posting your own fifty word story, using the suggested prompt, towards the end of each month.

This month the prompt is, as usual, the title I’ve chosen as well.  The title does not count in the fifty words.


“She’s not?”

“She is! And the wedding isn’t until May.”

“Oh, my. Well, some cultures prefer it this way.”

“Her parents are strict Christian Purists. They’ll be livid.”

The woman behind them told her friend about the Collins girl.

And she congratulated Mrs Collins on her grandmother-to-be status. :O

© J M Pett 2017


Other Fifty Words stories

The idea is for people to join in and add their efforts, or links, to Rebecca’s monthly post.  The list of prompts for the rest of the year (and earlier years) is on her page here.  It only takes a short time each month, and it’s a great little blog-filler!

You can see my earlier efforts by scrolling to the bottom and searching on Fi50 or fiction in fifty words.  There are probably also some ‘related’ posts below.

TackleTBR Update #4 (after day 9)

Here my fourth progress report on #TackleTBR2017.

Books read (since last update): 1  Just couldn’t put the sixth in the Ruth Galloway series down!

Pages read (since last update): 481

Total books read: 3

Total pages read: 1021

Finished books:

A Siege of Bitterns by Steve Burrows

Kit’s Wilderness by David Almond

The Outcast Dead (Ruth Galloway #6) by Elly Griffiths

You can read comments on books finished (and see their covers) on my Goals post from the first Monday.

#Fi50 | Oops! A Fiction in fifty words story

6 thoughts on “#Fi50 | Oops! A Fiction in fifty words story

  • 20 September, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I’m so glad I found your blog. You always post such interesting (and interactive) things, like the fiction in 50 words challenge! I enjoyed your sample piece. You’re really cranking through those books! Wow. How do you find the time, or are you a speed reader? Haha. Anyway, thanks for the post.

  • 20 September, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks for the early shout-out! My #Fi50 post will go live on Sunday morning, but the main Fi50 page is always there.

  • 20 September, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Kathy! Thanks for the compliments!

    No, I’m not a speed reader. I generally try to get through one book a week, but I’m overwhelmed by the number of books I have on my wish list at the moment, and would really like to reduce it (vain hope). Some things I do lend themselves to reading books e.g. while travelling or animal-sitting; otherwise I try to fit in an hour a day (I have to say, I ought to fit in one hour’s exercise a day, but there’s no time available for that!). It also helps to read books I enjoy; I’m one of those who’s decided that if I’m not enjoying it, it should go on the DNF pile (did not finish).

  • 20 September, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    You’re welcome!

    By the way – my blog is giving me problems replying to comments tonight. No idea why.

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