Light and Shade Challenge Monday 2nd June 2014

Thomas Marlowe here - Lyssa's back from her well deserved holiday but I'm handling posting the challenge for Monday partly to give her a rest, but also out of gratitude for the tremendous gift she brought back from her time by the sea (I'm thrilled, and posted about it at Marlowe Manor)

Anyway, on with the motley!

Below you will find two prompts, one a picture and one a quote.  Have a look and see what story they inspire you to tell and then go for it - in 500 words or less!  You can use one or both and you don't need to refer to them directly in your writing, just follow that spark of inspiration whether it is fact, fiction or poetry.  You have until next Sunday at noon GMT so go for it.  Have fun, write some stuff and then use the link underneath to let people see it.  

Here is the picture prompt.  Please credit it if you use it on your own blog.

The image was taken by Aesop Clark one of our regular and much admired contributors.  Aesop has loads of great images and fiction for you to enjoy and we were thrilled to be offered the chance to use Aesop's images for our prompts.    If anyone else has any ideas for prompts they'd like us to use for our challenges please do let us know.

Here is the quote

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
~Edmund Hillary

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 have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.'  These posts are someone's dreams.  


  1. I am happy to see that pic up there as prompt for this week. I am sure I shall get to read some great pieces.

  2. The photo is awesome but, as I studied it I began to see faces and objects in the rock behind the water. Stories took hold and started to write themselves. Each time I looked, the faces would change, first they would smile, then they would scowl, then they would wink (as if sharing a joke with me). The objects changed too. A box became a bike, and then a bird. With a 500 word limit I was overwhelmed. So I took the cowardly and easy way out.

  3. It's a great photo and a great prompt :)


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