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Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 1st July 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 NobbiP and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

Instead of a quotation, think of the sound of the wind. Here are some links to YouTube clips:
This by Brad McBride
This by Andreea81
This also by Brad McBride
But it is okay to find your own, use your own memories and imagination or just ignore this part altogether.
It is really encouraging to have comments on your work and it can give people a real lift.  Sometimes it is n…

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 24th June 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 US Marines and in the public domain

Here is the quotation.
A promise is a comfort to a fool

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 fr…

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 17th June 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 Fabric and in the public domain

Instead of the quotation I suggest you write a piece without adverbs. The link to the Wiki article on adverbs is here. It's a tough ask, so remember that the most important thing is to have fun.
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 …

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 10th June 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 David Anstiss and used under the Creative Commons Agreementhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Horsham_Marshes_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1048545.jpg

Here is the quotation.
If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure. Anonymous, probably to someone's relief

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 …

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 3rd June 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 JPS68 and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
Instead of a quotation I would like you to imagine running your hands over fabric.  It could be silk, or soft cotton, or rough sacking, whatever sparks to mind with the idea of running your hands over fabric - and have fun!

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…