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Setting Out - A new journey for the New Year?

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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)
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The quotation is

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” 
― Ernest Hemingway


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Stellar

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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.



The quotation is
Some day he would call, when the stars were ready,
HP Lovecraft
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Links

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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.



The quotation is

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.
Mark Twain


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 drea…

Narrow Way

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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, taken by Mr T and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
The quotation is

You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in
Arlo Guthrie

A Step

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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 taken by RevDave and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
The quotation is
If you enjoy the fruit, pluck not the flower.                                                                                                                                   Anon
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 gi…

A Spark

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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.


The quotation is

“The words sounded like a mournful incantation.” 
― Dan SimmonsThe Terror



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Nuts

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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, taken by H Zell and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

The quotation is

'A Kernel of Truth' Cliche
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Breathe in

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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)

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' Image from Wiki Commons, taken by Dietmar Rabich and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
The quotation is

'Mind the Gap' Instruction in a Railway Station

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There in the darkness

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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.  



The quotation is:


“All we ever see of stars are their old photographs.” 
― Alan MooreWatchmen
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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 und…

Visibility

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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.  



The quotation is:


Every journey starts with fear.
- Jake Gyllenhaal
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Bottled Up

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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.  



The quotation is:


Life is a little like a message in a bottle, to be carried by the winds and the tides.
- Gene Tierney
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Wise Words

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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.  



The quotation is:


That's all there is to life, friends... a little laughter, a little tear

- Professor Echo (Lon Chaney) in "The Unholy Three" .
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Overleaping Pride

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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.  



The quotation is:


Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.

- Dante Aligheri .
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Hard at work

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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.  



The quotation is:


"The trees of autumn blush because they recall what they got up to in the spring"
- Anon .
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Rings

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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.  



The quotation is:


"A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores"
- Sir Terry Pratchett
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Labyrinthine

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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.  



The quotation is:


A man's dreams are a maze even he cannot know
- Robert Jordan
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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 under your feet…

The Tall Poppy

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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.  



The quotation is:


In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized.

- Alex Grey
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Best Face Forward

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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.  



The quotation is:

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. 
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

- Oscar Wilde
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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 …

Take a good look

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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.  



The quotation is:


Hindsight is 20/20*
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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 under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams…

The Gloves are Off

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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).

Here is the picture prompt.  Please credit if you show it on your blog.  

"Fashion gloves1" by Mary Harrsch from Springfield, Oregon, USA - Delicate ladies accessories for a night on the town.JPG. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - 
The quotation is:


Be Prepared
- motto
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After the ball

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Welcome to this week's writing challenge. As usual we're providing a picture and a quotation and it's up to you to use either or both to inspire a writing piece of no more than 500 words. The piece can be fiction, fact, poetry or just about anything else and between you and me we never count the words anyway so have fun. You have until midnight GMT next Tuesday to submit your contribution and we look forward to reading them.

Here is the picture prompt.  Please credit if you show it on your blog.  
Image by Bill Brandt, 1934

The quotation is:
"Many's the hope that have vanished" - "After the Ball" lyrics, Charles K Harris 1890
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