Galloping Gadzooks – March Prompts 2/31

In celebration at the end of a rather serious February

M’s writing prompts for March came with the following instructions:

“…set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts listed below.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!”

Let us see what I can do in ten minutes…

You can see the prompts here.

A band of men of dubious past together off to war

to fight the Hun, face Prussian gun and drink and laugh and whore

Into the breach they gladly surge and willingly they lead

to sate desire and feel alive for King and kin they bleed


Their leader ,fearless Jack O’Rourke a fallen catholic priest

now filed with rage and whisky fuelled and dining at war’s feast

His right hand Man Old Jock McCann thrice married thrice bereaved

they died of natural causes if his tales they are believed


The twins, Siamese, dead shots for sure and none that can compare

kills in the  high three hundreds and you’ll never know they’re there

Tom Sparrow, mute, his tongue cut out stands silently with poise

and Taylor,  prim and proper, college type who loves young boys


With Jones and Simpson hired guns just in it for the coin

and Mason dark of skin and heart and fierce with fist and loin

a band of brothers, horse astride you wont see in your books

but through the bloodied hell of war rode The Galloping Gadzooks

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,(ex)programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

16 thoughts on “Galloping Gadzooks – March Prompts 2/31”

  1. Cheers mate I really like the idea of just putting pressure on and having 10 minutes only and see how far you can go and that spark that comes from a really good prompt

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