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Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 29th April 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.  



Here is the quotation.
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so. Lord Chesterfield
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…

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 22nd April 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 WikiCommons, taken by IngolfBLN and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

Here is the quotation.
If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work.
Shakespeare

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 t…

Light and Shade Challenge Monday 20th April 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 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 from Wiki Commons taken by Jonathan Billinger and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

Here is the quotation.  
Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. H Jackson Brown Jr


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 f…

Wednesday 15th April 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 it if you show it on your blog.
Image from Wiki Commons, taken by Janko Luin and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

Here is the quotation.  
High on the Hill Top the Old King sits William Allingham, From 'The Fairies'
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 th…

Wednesday 8th April 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 WikiCommons, taken by MilborneOne and in the Public Domain

Here is the quotation.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allen Poe

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 abl…

Monday 6th April 2015

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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 from WikiCommons, taken by Frank Vincentz and used under the Creative Commons Licence

Here is the quotation.  
At my lemonade stand I used to give the first glass away free and charge five dollars for the second glass. The refill contained the antidote. Emo Phillips
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is nice to just …