Monday, 4 January 2016

Raise the red ... hair

It looks like publication is the only prize for this competition, but as they only want 99 words, you might like to try it just for fun. They even provide a prompt - beauty.

Seems appropriate to illustrate it with a picture of me looking my absolute best! This was taken by a friend on our way back from spending Christmas in Ireland. There was a bit of a breeze out on deck.

28 comments:

Linda G. said...

Ha! I LOVE that picture of you! Looks like it was taken on a real "hair-raising" day. ;)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, that's some breeze!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Looks a bit like a West Texas breeze.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy ... definitely hair raising! Wonderful shot .. cheers Hilary

Misha Gericke said...

My hair was once that red. :-D

Have a blessed 2016!

Maggie May said...

As the word prompt for the competition is 'beauty', I think you should enter!

Leandra Wallace said...

That was some perfect timing there, lol!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Wow - what a photo! Absolutely hair-raising.

liz young said...

Is that really you?!!

Patsy said...

Not long before I was pretending to be a truck driver, Linda - but that's another story.

Patsy said...

It was, Alex. Thankfully Irish Ferries still gave us a comfortable crossing.

Patsy said...

I'll have to take your word for that, Mac.

Patsy said...

It wasn't anything like as alarming as it looks, Hilary.

Patsy said...

It only looks that bright when backlit, Misha.

Patsy said...

For contrast, Maggie? ;-)

Patsy said...

Yep, he captured it just right, Leandra.

Patsy said...

Looks like I'm on red alert, doesn't it, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

'fraid so, Liz. That's what a week of eating, drinking, socialising and sleeping in the van does for me.

Frances Garrood said...

I LOVE the hair (though in that photo, it does look a bit as though the fire brigade might be required to put it out).

Neil Waring said...

Jealous, as I have no, ok, very little hair. Looking good! (:-)

oscar case said...

That is a glorious red!

Chrys Fey said...

I've never tried to write a story in 99 words. I'll have to challenge myself with that some time.

Patsy said...

It looks much brighter with the light shining through it like that, Frances.

Patsy said...

I'm lucky to have always had plenty of hair, Neil.

Patsy said...

My winter plumage, Oscar.

Patsy said...

It's an interesting exercise, Chrys.

Linda D said...

Beautiful! One of those photos that you just can't plan.

Patsy said...

No, if we'd set out to do it I doubt we'd have got anything quite s dramatic.