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

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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


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 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

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!

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 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 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 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 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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