Crimson Creative Challenge # 126

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

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Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

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Sally looked around but there was no sign of it anywhere.

Where could she have dropped it? She wondered. Feeling her earlobes again in hope of discovering the earring, but her hand came back empty.

She thought back to her movements. She came into the garden and went near the flower beds. Then she took a look at the newly planted tulip bulbs and it was at this point that she touched her ear to feel the new diamond studs her daughter had given her as a birthday present. One was missing and from that point, she had been retracing her step and trying to find it.

It was almost dark and she reluctantly turned to go in when in the fading light, something glinted among the delicate primroses. Hopefully, she bent down and there it was, nestled among the flowers. Twinkling at her, as if giving her a wink.

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MLMM- Photo Challenge #361

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

Photo by fotografierende on Pexels.com

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story

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Megan gasped as she opened her eyes. The camera was lying on the floor with the watercolors she had found in that strange book. But where was Jason?

That little dinky car looked just like Jason’s car, how cool she thought.

But…… she thought confusedly what had happened when she opened the book. The globe that was on the floor looked like the one that was on the table, just a lot smaller.

Then she heard a tiny voice calling her name. She bent down and picked up the car. A very tiny and frightened Jason was sitting in the front seat.

“What just happened? Why are you so big?”

She closed her eyes trying to think what to say to him.

“I’m not big, you’ve shrunk to a very small size and so has your car. The book you gave me must have some magic spell on it”.

“What are we going to do now?” Said Jason in despair.

“I might know”, said Megan thinking deeply.

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One Minute Fiction – March 31st

Cranny is hosting this challenge

What’s the ”One Minute Fiction” challenge about?

Easy. Each week I’ll provide a prompt to inspire you to write a very short story. The idea is to manage to type your whole story in a minute or less. Of course, you can think about it before hitting the keyboard, and you can take all your time to edit it afterwards…

Just make sure to tag your story with #1MinFiction, and create a pingback to my week’s challenge post, so I can easily find it!

So, here is this week’s picture;

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Maria hopped on her brother’s bike and rode like the wind. She could hear him yelling at her to stop but she pretended not to hear him. She knew he would be okay after scolding her for a bit.

Cathy was waiting for her. She threw her bike on the grass verge, where a few strangling daisies were growing. Both the girls sat on the picnic blanket and had a good time.

When she got home, everyone was waiting for her, anxious and perturbed. She had more than her brother to reckon with.

( It may have taken me a bit more than a minute to write this short story! 😜)

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 42 – Last resort

Glen is the host of LTPP

Art(including pictures and images) should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long-lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 42 picture is obviously an old abandoned boat in rather rough condition. Lynn took this picture from the same salvage yard she took last week’s picture.

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All my hopes are tied up in this old tub

How bankrupt and depleted is my coffer

I roamed the world, seeing its beauty

Gathered experience and acquired knowledge

But I lived my life just for the moment, never thought ahead

Now all I see is this broken-down boat and my empty heart

For I never gathered friends or nurtured love

This is now my only hope, my last resort

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WritePhoto- Rabbit

KL Caley is the host of WritePhoto

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

In celebration of this weekend’s forthcoming Easter Celebrations, I’ve dug out this gem. It almost had a bit of the Cheshire cat feeling to it, disappearing into the hedgerow. Hopefully, you’ll have a bit of fun with it. Enjoy!

.The vanishing rabbit by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a pair of comical glasses shaped like a rabbit’s ears and whiskers, the glasses are in a hedgerow

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“There!”

“Where?

“I just saw it hop behind the bushes”

“But I can’t see it anywhere”, Beth moaned.

MommyAndy is messing with me again”, she yelled

“Look Beth I am telling the truth, just look behind that hedge you’ll find it”.

Beth slowly crept behind the bushes and gave a loud shriek of joy.

“I found it ….. I found it!!!”

She came out from behind the hedgerow, carrying a funky pair of glasses shaped like a rabbit’s ears and an armful of chocolate Easter eggs that her mom had hidden there.

A good beginning to Easter morning.

She ran off to show her mom her treasure!

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MLMM- Photo Challenge #360

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

– Yuuki Morita

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

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Nobody could see these monsters in his head

They tore at his soul, tortured his brain

It was the price he was paying for encouraging

The satan to rule his thoughts and direct his behavior

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Sunday Writing Prompt – The End of the Road – March 28th

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt for the last time.

My prompt this week is to write your response to the phrase, “The End of the Road.”

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At last, the end was in sight!

It had taken them ages to achieve their goal

But finally, they could see the end of the road

They laid down the heavy burden they had been carrying

Wiped down the sweat from their shiny brows and

Felt the joy of having successfully completed their task

The leader walked up to each of them separately

And gave words of praise to them, lauding their fortitude

Okay now boys, we need to pitch the tents and make camp”

A collective groan went up in the air!

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Three Line Tales 269

Welcome to Week 269 of Three Line Tales.

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As he disappearedpreparedfollow.

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 124

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

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Sally blanched visibly as she looked down. So many stairs? “I don’t think I’ll be able to manage them with my vertigo”.

“It’s okay Aunt Sally I’ll lend you a hand. Just lean on me and don’t look down”.

Slowly both made their way down the numerous stairs. Sally was pleasantly surprised when she entered the hut. It was charming. But how could she stay here, when coming down was such an ordeal for her?

Patricia tried to explain the need for both of them to stay here for a while. It was in such a tucked-away spot, that uncle Zach wouldn’t be able to find them here.

It was agreed that they will take the cottage and Patricia will be the one going out for groceries etc.

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 41

Glen is the host of LTPP

Art(including pictures and images) should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long-lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 41 picture is a forty gallon drum full of old golf clubs. Lynn took this picture when she went on an outing to a local salvage yard with the camera club from out town.

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“Honey, I cannot find my bag of golf clubs, any idea where it might be?”

Steve asked his wife. He was getting late for his weekly meet-up with his golfing buddies and couldn’t find his clubs anywhere.

Just then his phone started ringing. It was Matt, “sorry Steve, I’ll have to cancel today’s game. I seem to have misplaced my clubs”

Steve stared at his phone in a perplexed manner. He thought he should tell Jeff that he was running late when he saw that Jeff was calling him. ” I am sorry” Jeff started to say and Steve interrupted him, Don’t tell me that you cannot find your golf clubs,” he said.

“How did you know? ” Said, Jeff.

“Because both I and Matt are also facing the same problem. I think something fishy is going on! Let me check” Steve told his friend. He then went to the living room where his wife was talking to someone on the phone.

“Do you happen to know anything about missing golf clubs? “

Jane suppressed her giggle and said innocently that she had no idea where they were.

Meanwhile, the garbage collector was surprised to find so many golf clubs in the recycling bin the next day!

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