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Light and Shade Challenge Monday 1st December 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.


Here is the quotation.  
Deeds, not words shall speak me. John Fletcher
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 …

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 26th November 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 Johann H. Addicks - addicks@gmx.net used under the Creative Commons Agreement
Here is the quotation.
Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. John Updike
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 …

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 19th November 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 Bjoertvedt and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

Here is the quotation.
Ahhh. A man with a sharp wit. Someone ought to take it away from him before he cuts himself. Peter da Silva
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…

Light and Shade Challenge Monday 17th November 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 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.


Here is the quotation.  
A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for Grace Murray Hopper
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 spre…

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 12th November 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 freeimages.co.uk

Here is the quotation.
It's hard to beat somebody when they don't give up Babe Ruth
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…

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 5th November 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 really, but hey).  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 NobbiP and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
Here is the quotation.
Gunpowder, treason and plot From a traditional English children's rhyme
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 c…

Light and Shade Challenge Monday 3rd November 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 really 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.


Here is the quotation.  
I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.                                                                                                              Sir Terry Pratchett
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.  Some…