Weekly Challenge


Each week a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200-word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add a link to your piece in the comments below so others can enjoy your work.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

 

Phrases

explanation of lateness

the light feels right to me

their bone-less bodies

 

Art

 

The Vale of the White Horse by Eric Ravilious
The Vale of the White Horse by Eric Ravilious

http://www.wikiart.org/en/eric-ravilious

 

Theme

Child Poverty

Weekly Challenge


Welcome to this week’s challenge consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add a link to your piece in the comments below so others can enjoy your work.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Quotes

The foolish race of mankind are swarming below in the night; they shriek and rage and quarrel — and all of them are right – Heinrich Heine

Give me a laundry list and I’ll set it to music – Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books – Voltaire

Photography

San Francisco by Unknown
San Francisco by Unknown

Wordbank

Petrous
Needle
Lily
Fragile
Ornament

Weekly Challenge


Each week a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add a link to your piece in the comments below so others can enjoy your work.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

 

Art

 

Heat wave in Roath Park by Maja Grecic
Heat wave in Roath Park by Maja Grecic

 

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/maja-grecic/artworks/

 

Theme

 

Chemical Soup

 

 

Poetic Lines

 

in the quiet of the long familiar – Work by Sally Bliumis-Dunn

when god prays to himself – Fog by Vi Khi Nao

I want to live the way you did – The Cossacks by Linda Pastan

Weekly Challenge


Each week a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add a link to your piece in the comments below so others can enjoy your work.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

 

Photography

 

Movie Theater by Lee Balterman
Movie Theater by Lee Balterman

 

 

Wordbank

 

Fertile
Scorn
Listen
Crinoline
Exaggerate

 

 

Phrases

 

it didn’t turn out well
head in her hands
vast and grey

Weekly Challenge

Challenge 8

Challenge 8

A new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add a link to your piece in the comments below so others can enjoy your work.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

 

Theme

Sorcery

 

Poetic Lines

Thy face hath not the power to make love groan – Sonnet 131 by William Shakespeare

Slowly the moon is rising out of the ruddy haze – Aware by DH Lawrence

I left that town long ago for war and folly – The Elm City by Reed Whittemore

 

Quotes

Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves – German Proverb

The contented man can be happy with what appears to be useless – Hung Ko

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing – Isaac Disraeli

Weekly Challenge 7


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.
Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add a link to your piece in the comments below so others can enjoy your work.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Wordbank

Caitiff
Flotsam
Sapling
Dump
Madness

 

Phrases

Fragments of the Self
fishing for my keys
She left him for her ex

 

Art

 

Gradbatch Lane by David Barber
Gradbatch Lane by David Barber

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/david-barber/artworks/

Weekly Challenge


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.
Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add a link to your piece in the comments below so others can enjoy your work.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Poetic Lines

I turn the pages of an old book – When we are on the right track we are rewarded with joy by Brian Teare

Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget’st so long – Sonnet C by William Shakespeare

I go to sleep doubting myself – My Doubt by Jane Hirshfield

 

Quotes

The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power – John Ruskin

All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance – Edward Gibbon

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time – Lawrence Durrell

 

Photography

Tenement Steps by Morris Wright
Tenement Steps by Morris Wright

Weekly Challenge


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.
Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add a link to your piece in the comments below so others can enjoy your work.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Phrases

buckets full of mist
dried up fountain
the unsaid words

Art

Kalamata by Evangelos Tzavaras
Kalamata by Evangelos Tzavaras

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/evangelos-tzavaras/artworks/

Theme

A single breath

Weekly Challenge


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add a link to your work in the comments so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

 

Quotes

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once – Julius Caesar

Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies – Erich Fromm

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

 

Photography

VW Bug by Len Speler
VW Bug by Len Speler

 

Wordbank

Accumulate
Wince
Truck
Unshaven
Rictus

Weekly Challenge


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add a link to your work in comments so others can enjoy it too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Pas de Deux by Rob Borel
Pas de Deux by Rob Borel

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/rob-borel/artworks/

Theme

Instinct

Poetic Lines

The tulips have found me out – Discovery by Florence Ripley Mastin

A low half moon that makes the wings – Coming by Kenneth Rexroth

he warned that it was a bad habit – Pinochle by Philip Terman

Challenge 2016 Week 2: 14 January


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the comments so others may read your work

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

 

Photography

 

Painters by Unknown
Painters by Unknown

 

 

Wordbank

 

Leviathan
Dogged
Problem
Pithy
Scuttle

 

Phrases

 

painted wood
all there is
Come back, little thoughts!

Challenge 2016 Week 1: 7 January 2016


 

Happy New Year – may 2016 bring all the creative forces to fruition.

A huge welcome back to the challenge and thank you for all those of you who sent messages of support while I was in surgery and recovering from the procedures. I am now back and fully fit and able again. Life is so much better now.

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.
Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to leave a link to your piece in comments so others may enjoy your work.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Theme

Purple

Poetic Lines

the whole world takes a rain check – You Are In Nearly Every Future by Noah Falck

and call it the cloud of my unknowing – Dream of Heaven by Chard deNiord

at something beyond the camera – Another Life by Deborah Cummins

Quotes

The better a man is the more mistakes he will make for the more things he will try – Peter F Drucker

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever – Helen Rowland

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love – Martin Luther King Jr

Weekly Challenge 47 – 12 November


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Wordbank

Hiss
Tinnitus
Spear
Spray
Radial

Phrases

burning wings
old ghosts
on top of a telephone pole

Art

Around the Bend by Nancy R Lindsay
Around the Bend by Nancy R Lindsay

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/nancy-lindsay/artworks/

 

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Weekly Challenge 43 – 16 October


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

 

Poetic Lines

 

they are packing away the picnics – My Grandparents’ Generation by Faith Shearin

For this moment the room is warm and light – Abeyance by Rebecca Froust

From the moon-filled ditch – From a Country Overlooked by Tom Hennen

 

Quotes

 

If the Sun and Moon should doubt, they’d immediately go out – William Blake

It is normal to give away a little of one’s life in order not to lose it all – Albert Camus

Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old – English Proverb

 

Photography

 

A London Office in a Park After Bombing by Unknown
A London Office in a Park After Bombing by Unknown

 

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Weekly Challenge 42 – 9 October


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

 

Phrases

 

Ached a low-tone

Dandelions tickling

We put men in boxes

 

 

 

Art

 

Arlecchino by Rosalind Lyons
Arlecchino by Rosalind Lyons

 

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/rosalind-lyons/artworks/

 

Theme

Books

 


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Weekly Challenge 41 = 2 October


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

 

Quotes

 

Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold – Thomas Jefferson

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does – Sir James M Barrie

America is like an unfaithful love who promises us more than we got – Charlotte Bunch

 

Photography

 

Fields of Peace, Pennsylvania by George Tice
Fields of Peace, Pennsylvania by George Tice

 

Wordbank

 

Flatten

Cephalic

Coagulate

Innards

Frequency

 

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Weekly Challenge 40 – 24 September


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

Art

Moana - In the Spirit of Aloha by Ria Janta-Cooper
Moana – In the Spirit of Aloha by Ria Janta-Cooper

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/ria-janta-cooper/artworks/

 

Theme

Silver ID Bracelet

 

Poetic Lines

  • with the letters for poet – Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Topeka by Ed Skoog
  • like a silver night-blooming moonflower – Jazz You’ll Never Know by Margaret Hasse
  • Because her body is winter inside a cave – Respect by Melissa Studdard

 

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Weekly Challenge 39 – 17 September


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

Please Note: I am scheduled for surgery next week, I hope to be able to post a few challenges as scheduled posts. However I may be slow in commenting and have set the comments to unmoderated while I am away.

 

Jez

The Prompts

 

Photography

 

Umbrellas by Karl Scheich
Umbrellas by Karl Scheich

 

Wordbank

 

Homeward
Hitch
Salacious
Froth
Rancid

 

Phrases

 

Roses are red
Subjugation of the masses
Nothing needs to be said

 

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Weekly Challenge 38 – 10 September


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Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

 

Theme

 

Angels in disguise

 

 

Poetic Lines

 

as when I walk through a room – Expleasure by James Brasfield

I all alone between my outcast state – Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

I would tell you of the wild hours of surrender – Hermitage by Joseph Fasano

 

 

Quotes

 

The only certainty is that nothing is certain – Pliny the Elder

The Englishman can get along with sex quite perfectly so long as he can pretend that it isn’t sex but something else – James Agate

One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation – Oscar Wilde

 

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Weekly Challenge 37 – 3 September


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Wordbank

Corduroy
Spoon
Bustle
Coarse
Elocution

Phrases

Journey of commitment
Some bad whisky
Will to give

Art

Urban Reflections by Bhavani Krishnan
Urban Reflections by Bhavani Krishnan

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/bhavani-Krishnan/artworks

 

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Weekly Challenge 36 – 27 August


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.
Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Poetic Lines

wind in the chimes pulls music – Morning in May by Rosalind Brackenbury
the aunts who never speak, nod – Natural Disasters by Faith Shearin
and perspective it is the painter’s art – Sonnet 24 by William Shakespeare

Quotes

Marriage: a ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman – Herbert Spencer
A novel is never anything, but a philosophy put into images – Albert Camus
Loving can cost a lot but not loving costs more, and those who fear to love often find they want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life – Merle Shan

Photography

 

Venice Beach by Don Jim
Venice Beach by Don Jim

 

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Weekly Challenge 35: 20 August


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

 

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

 

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

 

Phrases

 

The best part

He means well

The end is truth

 

Art

 

Gaia Hidden Stories Series by Dhyana Fritsche
Gaia Hidden Stories Series by Dhyana Fritsche

 

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/dhyana-fritsche/artworks

 

Theme

 

Coffee

 

 

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Weekly Challenge 34: 13 Aug


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Quotes

He who has no passion has no principal or motive to act – Claude A Helvetius
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself – Marianne Moore
It cannot be helped, it is as it should be, that the law is behind the times – Oliver Wendall Holmes

Photography

Salvador Dali by Philippe Halsman
Salvador Dali by Philippe Halsman

Wordbank

Slant
Vellichoir
Tunnel
Dire
Impinge

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Weekly Challenge 32: 6 August


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Art

Champs Elysees, evening by John Welsh
Champs Elysees, evening by John Welsh

Theme

Night Moves

Poetic Lines

the moon is in doubt – Trans by Rita Dove
put your mouthful of words away – From the Garden by Anne Sexton
let your dry lips open – The Book of Genesis by Morgan Parker

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Challenge 32: 30 July


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Photography

Chimp Shaves by Unknown
Chimp Shaves by Unknown

Word Bank

Bristle
Abominate
Ceramic
Intricate
Classic

Phrases

Living or dead
In the dawn
Left to die

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Weekly Challenge 30: 23 July


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Hi Everyone

My apologies for the lack of challenges over the last few weeks, unfortunately I my computer gave up on me after many years loyal service. All fixed now so hopefully we are back up and running. On to the challenge:

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.
Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Theme

The colour green

Poetic Lines

By the stream I dream in calm delight – By the Stream by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Buds unfold on a dwarf maple – Detroit Pheasant by Michael Lauchlan
So is it not with me as with that Muse – Sonnet 21 by William Shakespeare

Quotes

You can’t choose up sides on a round world – Wayne Dyer
The artist belongs to their work, not the work to the artist – Novalis
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age – Georg. C. Lichtenberg

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Weekly Challenge 26: 25 June


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

 

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

 

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

Wordbank

Sublimation
Gorgeous
Nevermind
Syzygy
Screw

Phrases

The perfect smile
Just the night before
Love whispers softly

Art

Winter Morning Light on Parkmill by Emma Cownie
Winter Morning Light on Parkmill by Emma Cownie

See more of Emma’s work at https://www.artfinder.com/artist/emma-cownie/artworks/

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Weekly Challenge 25: 18 June


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

 

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

 

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

Poetic Lines

 In the spring that still is sweet – The Flower-Fed Buffaloes by Vachel Lindsay

And we will seek the quiet hill – After the Winter by Claude McKay

I’m waiting for the love – Birds of Texas by Matthew Zapruder

Quotes

 No ghost was every seen by two pair of eyes – Thomas Carlyle

One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing – Clifton Fadiman

Photography

British and American soldiers on D-Day by Unknown
British and American soldiers on D-Day by Unknown

Weekly Challenge 24: 11 June


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.
Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Phrases

Heal yourself with writing
Run a stop sign
A woman laughs

Art

Langdale Beck by David Pott
Langdale Beck by David Pott

See more of David’s work at https://www.artfinder.com/artist/davidpottart/artworks/

Theme

Walking the line

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Weekly Challenge 23: 4 June


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.
Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Quotes

  • It is normal to give away a little of one’s life in order not to lose it all – Albert Camus
  • When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don’t, they don’t – Sir William Temple
  • Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself – Walt Whitman

Photography

Lake Placid by Unknown

Wordbank

Bounce
Heroine
Intern
Incessant
Smother

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Weekly Challenge 22: 28 May


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

 

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

 

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

Art

Gifts by Stephanie Well
Gifts by Stephanie Well

See more of Stephanie’s work at https://www.artfinder.com/artist/stephanie-well/artworks/

Theme

The clock is ticking

Poetic Lines

What yo’ gwine t’ do when de lamp burn down – What Yo’ Gwine T’ Do? By Anon

Your voice skipped and paused like a pencil – Spain by Major Jackson

In spite of all that beauty may disown – Steamboats  Viaducts and Railways by William Wordsworth

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Weekly Challenge 21: 21 May


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

 

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

 

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

Photography

Russian Boy with Bear by Unknown
Russian Boy with Bear by Unknown

Wordbank

Vandalism
Essence
Emit
Pillow
Pelvis

Phrases

I am a shell
Leaving a fragrance
Great days long dead

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Weekly Challenge 20: 14 May


May 14

 

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

 

The Prompts

Theme

Love in music

Poetic Lines

faint stars and the silver leaves – The Cows at Night by Hayden Carruth

The sunburned hillside sets my face aglow – The Vantage Point by Robert Frost

Not from the stars do I my judgment pluck – Sonnet 14 by William Shakespeare

Quotes

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water’s edge – Napoleon Hill

Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors – Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who sleeps half a day has won half a life         Karl Kraus

Weekly Challenge 19: 7 May


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

 

Wordbank

Upstairs
Girlfriend
Morning
Cuffed
Smuggler

 

Phrases

Swirl into its depth
Clearing your mind
Common sense

 

Art

Irises by Veda West
Irises by Veda West

See more of Veda’s work at https://www.artfinder.com/artist/veda-west/artworks/

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Weekly Challenge 18: 30 April


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Poetic Lines

to escape from gray walls and sky – The Matador of Metaphor by David Lehman

They dip their wings in the sunset – Swallows by Leonora Speyer

The thunderous beat and passion of the sea – A Minor Poet by Stephen Vincent Benétto escape from gray walls and sky – The Matador of Metaphor by David

Quotes

Prisons don’t rehabilitate, they don’t punish, they don’t protect, so what the hell do they do? – Jerry Brown

You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it              – Charles Bixton

For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship – Warren Beatty

Photography

Traverse by Bryan David Griffith

Traverse by Bryan David Griffith
Traverse by Bryan David Griffith

 

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Weekly Challenge 17: 23 April


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Phrases

Strengthen your inner power
Against the air
Revelry of indecision

Art

Grandfather and Grandson on the Beach by Mary Kemp

Grandfather and Grandson on the Beach by Mary Kemp
Grandfather and Grandson on the Beach by Mary Kemp

Find more of Mary’s work at https://www.artfinder.com/artist/mary-kemp/artworks/

Theme

A sacrifice

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Challenge 2015 Week 16: 16 April

April 16

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Quotes

A failure will not appear until a unit has passed final inspection – Arthur Bloch

Socialism is like a dream. Sooner or later you wake up to reality – Winston Churchill

Mankind are animals that makes bargains, no other animal does this – Adam Smith

Photography

Albert Einstein by Unknown
Albert Einstein by Unknown

Albert Einstein by Unknown

Wordbank

Toasted
Pen
Security
Prolonged
Beam

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Challenge 2015 Week 15: 9 April

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Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Art

At the Bus Stop by Jane Sherwood

At the Bus Stop by Jane Sherwood
At the Bus Stop by Jane Sherwood

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/jane-sherwood/artworks/

Theme

Homesick

Poetic Lines

What melting aisles of liquid light and bloom – Aspiration by Henrietta Cordelia Ray

The trees are bored – August by John Updike

 as I walk the streets with a new swagger – Bottled Water by Kim Dower

Challenge 2015 Week 14: 2 April

April 1

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Photography

Patio by Unknown

Patio by Unknown

Word Banks

Cornered
Conditional
Evangelical
Advertisement
Sacred

Phrases

Lives intertwined
The science of love
Teachings on love

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Challenge 2015 Week 13: 26 March

26 March

26 March

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Theme

Invisibility

Poetic Line

into the shelter of a dry martini – You’re the Top by Tony Hoagland

Quotes

There is no love sincerer than the love of food – George Bernard Shaw

Writers are always selling somebody out – Joan Didion

Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life – Northrup Christiane

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Challenge 2015 Week 12: 19 March

march 19

march 19

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Wordbank

Rock-and-Roll
Flamboyant
Fixation
Evident
Reclaimed

Phrases

A loving buffer
A virtuous cycle
Garden of serenity

Art

Family Feast by Niko Pirosmani

Family Feast by Niko Pirosmani
Family Feast by Niko Pirosmani

 

 

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Challenge 2015 Week 11: 12 March


Challenge 11 - 12 march
Challenge 11 – 12 march

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Poetic Lines

We make our way back to her beginnings – Congregation by Parneshia Jones

Quotes

We’re born alone, we live alone, and we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone – Orson Welles

Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward – Robert Collier

I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity – Eleanor Roosevelt

Photography

Woman with Luggage by Raul Lieberwirth

Woman with Luggage by Raul Lieberwirth
Woman with Luggage by Raul Lieberwirth

 


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Challenge 2015 Week 10: 5 March

Challenge Week 10

Challenge Week 10
Challenge Week 10

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Phrases:

It’s on its way

Flow of grace

Find your pace

Art:

The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
The Women of Amphissa by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Theme:

A favourite toy from childhood

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Challenge 2015 Week 9: 26 February

week 9

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Quote

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes – Pablo Picasso

Photography

Eating Out by Unknown

Eating Out by Unknown
Eating Out by Unknown

 

Wordbank

Sandy
Sixty
Cadillac
Marina
Electricity

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Challenge 2015 Week 8: 19 February


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Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Art

Yorkshire Meadow by Malcolm Ludvigsen

Yorkshire Meadow by Malcolm Ludvigsen
Yorkshire Meadow by Malcolm Ludvigsen

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/malcolm-ludvigsen/artworks/

Theme

A grandmother’s hands

Poetic Line

Every morning, cup of coffee – In Several Colours by Jane Kenyon

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Challenge 2015 Week 7: 12 February


Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Woman in Tunnel by Thomas Rousing

Woman In Tunnel by Thomas Rousing
Woman In Tunnel by Thomas Rousing

Wordbank

Orchestra
Comics
Hallowed
Immortal
Wreck

Phrases

the last quiet place
universal messages
positively ready

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Challenge 2015 Week 6: 5 February

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Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write

The Prompts

Your greatest fear

That broken hopes may mend – Canticle by William Griffith

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on – Les Brown

Bonus Prompt for Valentine’s Day

valentine prompt

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Challenge 2015 Week 5: 29 January

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Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Wordbank

Splendid

Faking

Birthmark

Inferno

Land-line

Phrase Bank

Sustained by hope

Pride in others

Sleepy ocean

Image:

Ab-Flav by Paul J Best

Ab-Flav by Paul J Best
Ab-Flav by Paul J Best

More of Paul’s work can be found at https://www.artfinder.com/artist/paul-best/artworks/

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Challenge 2015 Week 4: 22 January


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Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

stopped in progress to remember – Home are the Sailors by Samuel Hazo

Moral courage is a more rare commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence – Robert F Kennedy

Close by Tom Svensson

Close by Tom Svensson
Close by Tom Svensson

Challenge 2015 Week 3: 15 January

writer

Every Thursday a new challenge will be posted consisting of prompts for flash fiction or poetry. As a guide line flash fiction should be around the 200 word count and poetry between 14 and 20 lines.

Your piece can involve one, all or any combination of the prompts given. The key is to enjoy what you are writing and in turn we will enjoy what you give us to read.

Please take the time to add your piece to the list by clicking the cute creature below. You can also add this to your own piece so others can enjoy too.

Ok so pens (or fingers) at the ready for some creative fun and I look forward to reading what you write.

The Prompts

Phrases

Things we cannot control

Memories of the soul

Circle of support

Art

Old Canal Street by Pedar Dillon

Old Canal Street by Pedar Dillon
Old Canal Street by Pedar Dillon

https://www.artfinder.com/artist/pedar-dillon-d0/artworks/

Theme

A Newspaper Headline


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Sunday Photo Fiction – March 20th 2016


Another photo from Al to challenge the writer’s pen

Sunday Photo Fiction

I do apologise for not having got round to everybody who wrote last week. There were more than normal, but I will get to them by the end of this week’s lot.

The idea of Sunday Photo Fiction is to create a story / poem or something using around about 200 words with the photo as a guide. It doesn’t have to be centre stage in the story, I have seen some where the placement is so subtle, the writer states where it is.

Once you have written and posted your story, please add the link to the little froggy below so that it is added to the collection and we can all have a read.

The main object is to have fun.

Click on the image see a larger version.

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