Saturday, 15 June 2013

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 210

Last year I announced that I was to end Carry On Tuesday as the number of contributors had dwindled to such an extent that it made all the work involved unjustifiable. Whereas other prompt sites either publish a word or a picture, Carry On Tuesday requires me to troll through songs, poems and books each week, and Carry On Tuesday Plus involves a fair bit of research too. On that occasion however, I was persuaded to change my mind and I continued. As a result the number of participants quadrupled overnight!


Regrettably I find myself in that position once again and I have decided to bow out;  this time there will be no second thoughts! Thank you so much to the loyal few who have stuck with me over the past four years. I'll miss your words, thoughts and inspiration.



For our final prompt I have chosen the title of a wonderful song famously performed by 
Sarah Brightman and Andrew Bocelli

Time to say goodbye

Use the words as you wish as part of your short story or poem, then leave your URL with Mister Linky . Don't forget to take a trip around your fellow scribe's sites to see their final contributions.


Saturday, 1 June 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 208

This week I've taken as our prompt one the best known songs of all time!

My favourite things

Use the words within your story or poem then leave your URL with Mister Linky. Pleae remember to visit your fellow contributors sites and to leave a message below

To sing along with Julie Andrews pop across to Carry On Tuesday Plus
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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 207

This week our prompt is the opening line from the 1949 movie Adam's Rib

Vive la difference

Use all or part of it within your poem or prose, and then leave the URL of your post with Mister Linky  - and a comment would be nice!


To watch the 1949 trailer and read about ADAM'S RIB go to Carry On Tuesday Plus

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 206

There have been many recordings of Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's 1959 song,
 among them versions by Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. It is of course....

The best is yet to come

Use the words as you will as part of your poem or short story then leave your URL with Mister Linky. Please then take a trip around your fellow writer's sites to see how they have used them.

To read about the song and hear Frank Sinatra crooning it, go to Carry On Tuesday Plus.
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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 205

This week we turn to a song from the movie Moulin Rouge for inspiration

Come what may

Use it as you wish as part of your poem or story then hand your URL over to Mister Linky. Please do remember to visit your fellow contributor's sites to see what they made of it.

To hear the song and read the lyrics go to Carry On Tuesday Plus

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Saturday, 4 May 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 204

This week I have chosen as our prompt part of the title of a poem called Come With Me, I Said, And No One Knew (VII) by Pablo Neruda

Come with me, I said


Use all or part of it at the beginning or within your poem a story, then hand over your URL to Mister Linky. To read a little about Pablo Neruda and read his poem go to Carry On Tuesday Plus



Saturday, 27 April 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 203

This week we have as our prompt the opening words of not just one story, but many!

Once upon a time

Use them however you wish as part of your short story or poem then leave your URL with Mister Linky. Once again, I urge you to visit your fellow contributor's sites to see how they used them

To learn about the history of the words and to see a translated episode of the French TV animated history series 'Once Upon a Time' from 1978, go to Carry On Tuesday Plus.


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Saturday, 20 April 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 202

Over the years many artists have borrowed pieces of classical music to use in pop songs. We have Chopin to thank for our inspiration today.

This we week we take as our prompt the title of a Barry Manilow hit

Could it be magic?

Use it however you wish as part of your story or poem then hand over your URL to Mister Linky. A comment would also be appreciated. Please don't forget to visit your colleagues sites.

To read about this piece of music, scan the lyrics and hear a rather dodgy live performance by our Bazza, go to Carry On Tuesday Plus
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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 201

This week we have as our prompt the title of one of Queen's biggest
 and most covered hits

The show must go on

Use it as you will within your poem or yarn, then hand your URL to Mister Linky. Please don't forget to visit your fellow scribe's sites.

To read the original lyrics and see/hear Queen performing their song, go to Carry On Tuesday Plus


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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 200

Today Carry On Tuesday reaches another mile stone,our 200th prompt! Who remembers our first? Well, 35 people used our prompt on that occasion and it was the opening line of the novel A Walk After Dark by W H Auden, 'A cloudless night like this can set the spirit soaring'. Want to turn back the clock to 16 May 2009? Then click HERE!


Our words this week come from the last line of Margaret Mitchell's epic novel of love and war, Gone with the Wind

After all, tomorrow is another day.

Use them any way you wish as part of your short story or poem then hand your URL to Mister Linky. Please find time to visit your fellow contributor's sites.

To read a bit more about Gone With the Wind and to see the closing couple of minutes of the movie go to Carry On Tuesday Plus, and be prepared to shed a tear!  




Saturday, 30 March 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 199

This week we turn to Judge Roy Bean for our inspiration. Here is one of his less controversial quotes! 


Time will pass and seasons will come and go.

Use it any way you wish as part of your story or poem then leave your URL with Judge Linky. 

To read more of his quotes visit Carry On Tuesday Plus. You'll be surprised by some of them!
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Saturday, 23 March 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 198

Whitesnake has been a loyal supporter of Carry On Tuesday since it started almost 4 years ago and he has just married the love of his life! I'm sure you'll join me in sending congratulations to Karen and Steve. I'll even grant him a week off !  


This week we have the title of a song written in a few minutes by Paul McCartney. It is featured on the 1966 Beatles album Revolver and it is called -

Here, there and everywhere

Use the words together or individually in your short story or poem, then post your URL to Mister Linky. Please try and find time to visit a few of your fellow scribe's blogs to see what they have made of it!

To read the original lyrics and listen to this beautiful song, pop across to Carry On Tuesday Plus
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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 197

It's the turn of a quotation to prompt us this week. I visited the 19th century Austrian novelist Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach for some words of wisdom!

In youth we learn; in age we understand

Use all or some of the words in your story or poem then leave your URL with Baron Linky. 

I found 10 very amusing quotes about age. You can read them at Carry On Tuesday Plus
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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 196

A song from Eric Clapton provides us with our prompt this week. It's called Let it Grow and I've borrowed its first line
 
Standing at the crossroads
 
Use the words at the start or within your short story or poem then leave your URL with Mister LInky. Please remember to visit your fellow writer's sites to see how they have used it.
 
To read the lyrics and hear the song go to Carry On Tuesday Plus.
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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 195

It's back to John Lennon this week for our prompt. 

All you need is love

Use the words as you will then leave your URL with Mister Linky. Please take time out to visit your fellow writers sites.

To read the lyrics and watch a live recording of The Beatles  singing All you need is love, pop across to Carry On Tuesday Plus

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 194

This week I have taken the first two lines of a poem by Tupac Amaru Shakur, known also by his stage name 2Pac, for our prompt.

Sometimes when I'm alone
I cry

Use some or all of the words within your story or poem then hand your URL to Mister Linky. Be sure to visit your fellow writers and leave them a comment so they know you've been!

To read about this remarkable artist, read the poem and listen to a sung version, go to Carry On Tuesday Plus
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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 193

It's back to the Beatles this week for our prompt. It is the title and first line of one their best loved songs

In my life

Use it any way you wish as part of your poem or short story, then leave your URL with Mister Linky. You may then like to set off around your fellow contributor's sites to see what they made of it. Happy writing!

To read the Beatles words and hear the song go to  Carry On Tuesday Plus
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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 192

I've gone for another quote this week. It's from the actress Vivien Leigh best known for her role as Scarlett O'Hara in the classic movie Gone with the Wind

Life is too short to work so hard.

Use it as you will as part of your story or poem then leave your URL with  Scarlett O'Linky. If time permits take a look at your fellow scribes' contributions.

To read a few more humorous quotes about work by well known people go to Carry On Tuesday Plus


Saturday, 2 February 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 191



This week our prompt is a quote from the 19th Century poet and politician Percy Bysshe Shelley

Fear not for the future
Weep not for the past

Use all or part of it within your poem or prose, and then leave the URL of your post with Mister Linky, and a comment would be appreciated!

To read a little about Shelley's famous book The Confessions of Max Tivoli, meet



Saturday, 26 January 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 190

This week we have the title of one of Abba's songs as our prompt. It was one of their lesser known recordings until it was featured in the film Moulin Rouge sung somewhat endearingly by Pierce Brosnen.

When all is said and done

Use it as you will within your story or poem, then hand over your URL to Mister Linky . Don't forget to trot around your fellow contributors sites to see how they've used it.

To read the lyrics and listen to the original and the movie versions go to Carry On Tuesday Plus
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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Carry On Tuesday # 189

It's back to the classics for this week's prompt. I've taken a line from Charles Dickens' story of Nicholas Nickleby

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of
 meeting again


Use all or some of the quote as part of your short story or poem then leave your URL with Mister Linky esquire. Why not then trot around your fellow contributors sites to see what they've made of it!

To read a little about this wonderful tale and see the star-studded trailer from the 2002 movie, go to Carry On Tuesday Plus