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Wednesday 28th January 2015

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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.  

Edited to Add: I forgot the linky to the picture! Thanks to Just Kerry for the heads up, and I've put it right now. I'm sneaking off now to check the other Challenges I've got prepared just in case. I think I may be living up to this week's quotation lol! Thanks again Just Kerry. Lyssa M x
Image from Wiki Commons, taken by Bonasera1 and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

Here is the quotation.
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, …

Wednesday 21 January 2015

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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 taken by Nevit Dilmen and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
Here is the quotation.
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane Jimmy Buffet
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 …

Monday 19th January 2015

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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 (see below for a change to the usual format...) 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!

Here is the picture prompt.  Please credit it if you show it on your blog.
Image courtesy of Wiki Commons and in the Public Domain

And instead of the quotation here is a suggestion that you listen to a piece of music and see what it suggests. Here is a link to Danse Trepak, part of the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky that I found on YouTube, posted by moltoallegro19, but feel free to find your own version of Danse Trepak and enjoy it. See what it inspires and write accordingly.
It is really encouraging to…

Wednesday 14th January 2015

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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 from Wiki Commons, taken by Au Morandate and used under Creative Commons Licence
Here is the quotation.
Envy can be a positive motivator. Let it inspire you to work harder for what you want. Robert Bringle 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 comm…

Wednesday 7 January 2015

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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 taken by Neovitaha777 and used according to the Creative Commons Agreement

Here is the quotation.
She took my heart, I think she took my soul Kings of Leon
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 …

Monday 5th January 2015

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It’s the first Monday in the month and the first of the year!

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 from Wiki Commons taken by Tilman2007 and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

Here is the quotation.  
This is illegal you know Taken from The Legend of Zelda
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…