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Last Challenge Wednesday 27 June 2017

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This is the last challenge, at least for a while, as things here are too hectic to do justice to the wonderful work people have created after looking at this blog.  However, if you like your writing challenges, I recommend you look over to 'Our Write Side' and they have some awesome challenges.  I'm sure you'll find something that sparks there.  

Tom and I only ever wanted to fill a gap that we missed when Trifecta gracefully bowed out, and we have had a lot of fun setting the challenges (and trying to see what we could manage ourselves).  Tonight I'm setting a challenge that I hope is fun, inspiring and challenging - just like every week.  

Here is the picture.  Please credit it if you use it in your blog.

Image, as ever, from WikiCommons, take by Nijusby and kindly placed in the public domain
Instead of a quotation, I give you a Welsh word
Hiraeth It is a mix of longing, yearning, nostalgia, wistfulness, or an earnest desire for the Wales of the past (There isn't a …

Wednesday 21 June 2017

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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 WikiCommons, taken by Petritap and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber. Sir Winston Churchill
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.…

Wednesday 14th June 2017

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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 WikiCommons, taken by Jonathan Cardy and used under the Creative Commons Agreement
And here is the quotation

No instance exists of a person's writing two languages perfectly. That will always appear to be his native language which was most familiar to him in his youth. Thomas Jefferson
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 …

Wednesday 7 June 2017

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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 WikiCommons, taken by DDima and in the public domain (which is pretty awesome of DDima)
And here is the quotation

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper Eden Phillpots
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 …