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29th July 2015 - Lock and Key

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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 WikiCommons
This week's quote is from Hunter S Thompson:
The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane.
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 …

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 22nd July 2015

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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 Pauline Eccles, used under the Creative Commons Agreement and chosen because LM had the most awesome holiday ever staying about 500 metres from this sign

Instead the quotation I suggest you go to your favourite browsing site that carries adverts and use the first advert you see as something towards the prompt - optional obviously! And you don't have to click on anything. In fact, I strongly suggest that you don't. Just have fun.
It is really encouraging to…

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 15th July 2015

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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 Richard Croft and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

Here is the quotation.
Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers - not their minds. Author Unknown

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. …

Light and Shade Challenge Wednesday 8th July 2015

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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 TOTOBIG and used under the Creative Commons Agreement

Here is the quotation.
Computer dating is fine, if you're a computer Rita Mae Brown
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 th…