50 Word Thursday #20

When Deb Whittam retired from hosting 50-Word Thursdays, Kristian asked to pick it up and offered me a spot as co-host. Obviously, I jumped at the opportunity as I love this weekly prompt. Last week he was host, so this week, I am hosting. My prompt will go out at Midnight GMT on Thursday, and a recap will be posted by 10:00 PM GMT next Wednesday.


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


This week’s prompt:

Image by Cari R. from Pixabay

I always want to frighten them more.

Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived In The Castle

Book Review: The Stories In Between

HW Book Nook & Cranny

The Stories In Between
by River Dixon
Indie Published
Published on 11 June 2019
ARC provided by River Dixon
Pre-order today on Amazon


Tears. Screams. Laughter.

Once we step inside, there’s no choice but to finish the ride.

In this collection of short stories, River Dixon’s unconventional and sometimes controversial style provokes the reader to understand the unimaginable and to relate to the undesirable; to see love and find hope in places from which we’d normally look away from in horror. Our best and worst assumptions of humanity are challenged as we are forced to seek comfort in the uncomfortable; spiraling out of control in the absurdity of the everyday mundane, interlaced with the madness of the unthinkable and the unlikely.

Who knew losing your mind could be this much fun?

My Review

If you read my review of Dixon’s children’s story, you know I appreciate his writing voice.

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