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Light and Shade Challenge 29th October 2014

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Welcome to this week’s Light and Shade Challenge!
Every Wednesday we put up a new 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.  We never count the words.  The main thing that is important to us (Lyssa Medana and Thomas Marlowe) is the fun.  You have until midnight GMT Tuesday.
Here is the picture prompt.  Please credit if you show it on your blog.  
Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, taken by Daniel71953 and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
Here is the quotation.
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.                                                                                                                         Voltaire
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 …

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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Welcome to this week’s Light and Shade Challenge!
Every Wednesday we put up a new 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.  We never count the words.  The main thing that is important to us (Lyssa Medana and Thomas Marlowe) is the fun.  You have until midnight GMT Tuesday.
Here is the picture prompt.  Please credit if you show it on your blog.  
Image courtesy of Wikipedia commons, taken by Eric Jones as part of the Geograph Collection and licensed under the Creative Commons Agreement
Here is the quotation.
Jealousy is all the fun you think they had. Erica Jong
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.…

Light and Shade Challenge Monday 20th October 2014

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It’s the third Monday in the month!

On the third Monday in the month we put up the usual picture and quotation but just for a change we give a 100 word limit (we still don’t count it) and you have fourteen days to have fun.  This is a chance to focus in tight and play a bit more.  Don’t forget you don’t need to directly refer to the picture or the quotation, just go with whatever gets sparked off, and (this is really important) have fun! Just for a change, this time try poetry (we are really, really not going to check word count for this). Just see if you can have a go at poetry in any form or just go for prose if that is sparked off. It's the fun that is important.

Here is the picture prompt.  Please credit it if you show it on your blog.
Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, in the public domain as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey
Here is the quotation.  
I'm not insane. My mother had me tested Sheldon, The Big Bang Theory
It is really encouraging to have comments …

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 15th October 2014

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Welcome to this week’s Light and Shade Challenge!
Every Wednesday we put up a new 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.  We never count the words.  The main thing that is important to us (Lyssa Medana and Thomas Marlowe) is the fun.  You have until midnight GMT Tuesday.
Here is the picture prompt.  Please credit if you show it on your blog.  
Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, taken by AlejandroLinaresGarcia and shared under Creative Commons
Here is the quotation.
Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today, I wish, I wish he'd go away...
Hughes Mearns
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…

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 8th October 2014

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Welcome to this week’s Light and Shade Challenge!
Every Wednesday we put up a new 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.  We never count the words.  The main thing that is important to us (Lyssa Medana and Thomas Marlowe) is the fun.  You have until midnight GMT Tuesday.
Here is the picture prompt.  Please credit if you show it on your blog.  
Image courtesy of Wiki Commons and used under the Creative Commons Agreement, taken by Tony Bowden in Tallinn, Estonia
Here is the quotation.
The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity. Harlan Ellison
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 …

Light and Shade Challenge Monday 6th October 2014

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It’s the first Monday in the month!

On the first Monday in the month we put up the usual picture and quotation but just for a change we give a 2500 word limit (we still don’t count it) and you have fourteen days to have fun.  This is a chance to spread your wings a little and play a bit more.  Don’t forget you don’t need to directly refer to the picture or the quotation, just go with whatever gets sparked off, and (this is really important) have fun!

Here is the picture prompt.  Please credit it if you show it on your blog.
Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, taken by Dr. W.G.N. (Wicher Gosen Nicolaas) van der Sleen and provided by Tropenmuseum, The Netherlands

Here is the quotation.  
Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away. Sir Thomas Beecham
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 wi…