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Wednesday 19th April

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt  I admit it, I have a weakness for doors. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

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And here is the quotation

There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. James Thurber
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please co…

Wednesday 12 April 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from WikiCommons, taken by Sailko and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
Today there is no quotation!

SOMETHING DIFFERENT!  Classic FM, a radio station based in the UK that plays only classical music, compile a top 300 pieces every year, based on votes sent in by the public and played over the long weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday.  You can read about it here.  It has all sorts, from the dramatic Beethoven, the lyrical Vaughan Williams, the meticulous Ba…

Wednesday 5 April 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from WikiCommons, taken by Jwaller and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation

It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head Sally Kempton                 
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hint.  Please comment on the other writers as muc…

Wednesday 29th March 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from WikiCommons, taken by Matt Jiggins and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation

Men at some time are the masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves William Shakespeare
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a little help with a suggestion or hin…

Wednesday 22 March 2017

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Before the usual intro, I want to apologise for missing last week.  The technology is awesome, but I'm less so!  I'm crossing everything that this works.

Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

Image from WikiCommons taken by Derek Harper and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there. Lewis Carroll       
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is ni…

Wednesday 8 March 2016

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.

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And here is the quotation

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else Umberto Eco                                                       
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just let someone know that their writing hit the spot.  Sometimes you can give a…

Wednesday 1 March 2017

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Hello and welcome all to the latest weekly writing challenge.  As it is St David's Day in the Christian calendar I thought I would include something Welsh, but please filter it however you want. There is a picture, a quotation and a 500 word limit. The Challenge is to take whatever is sparked by the picture and/or the quotation, however tenuous or remote the connection, and see how much fun you can have in 500 words (just between us we never count them as long as we're enjoying things and you are too, but don't tell anyone). The deadline is midnight next Tuesday (GMT) Here is the picture prompt. Please credit if you show it on your blog.


Image of Conwy Castle from WikiCommons, taken by Cadw and used under Open Government license.  I have visited here often, and while the castle is truly amazing, the one way system trying to get around it is what you would expect from a medieval road system primarily meant for defense.

By the way, did you know that when I was a lot younger, b…