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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.

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

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody elseUmberto 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…

Wednesday 22 February 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 Wiki Commons and in the Public Domain
And here is the quotation

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a songChinese Proverb
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 much as you feel able.  The rule with …

Wednesday 1st February 2017

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Sorry it's late!

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 Miroslav Olszewski and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation


Don't break your shin on a stool that is not in your wayIrish Proverb
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…

Wednesday 25 January 2017 - Dinner

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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 Andrea Pavenello and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation


Some families can trace their ancestors back three hundred years, but can't tell you where their children were last nightAnon                                                         
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.  …

Wednesday 18 January 2017 - Shiney!

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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.




And here is the quotation


A little wanton money, which burned out the bottom of his purseSir Thomas More
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 much as you feel able.  The rule with that is the quote from WB Yeats, 'I have spread my dreams …