Sunday Writing Prompt – 30th November – Contest.

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week

“It was a contest like no other.”

This week, write about a contest that was like no other. Was it challenging, too easy, unexpected?

Take up the challenge, have fun, and leave a link to your response in the comments below.

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It was a contest like no other, it was a contest to see who was the best. The two lads, fast friends since childhood were now pitted against each other.

James was the intelligent one and Bill was the one who worked harder. They both achieved good grades and often studied together for the exams. Now their teacher had decided that only one of them would be recommended for the merit scholarship given by the school to their best student.

On the day the final exam was to be conducted, James made a resolve. When the result was announced, Bill had scored higher than James. James was very happy for his friend. His parents could afford to bear the expenses of his education, while Bill’s father couldn’t. And that’s why, though it was a competition, it wasn’t like any other. James had deliberately not performed as well as he could.

Now both friends are in the same university.

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 107

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

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Jacko landed on the railing and waited. He had learned quite a few lessons in life and one of them was never to be in a hurry. All good things came to those who waited patiently.

His patience was rewarded soon. Lily landed on a spot nearby and gave him a flirty glance.

“So how is it going, Jacko?”

“Not too bad, if I say so myself. Just made it on the cover of Nat-Geo this month. All the photographs are after me like crazy!”

“What do you say, we go out for a hop and feed to the park?” said Lily in a dulcet tone.

Who could resist a celebrity!

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I have added Paula prompt in here too.

Paula gives us an inspiration every Thursday.

This week’s theme is learn and the image is below. Here’s a snippet of song from Alanis Morissette’s “You Learn.”

You live you learn, you love you learn
You cry you learn, you lose you learn
You bleed you learn, you scream you learn

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50 Words Thursday # 99

Kristian is the host of 50 Words Thursday

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50-word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

So here is the picture for this week:

And the Words: “She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed.” – Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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May took a deep breath and exhaled. This was unbelievable. She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child; but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed!

Was she awake or dreaming, she pinched herself to make sure. All this was hers, gifted by her grandfather in his will. After the humble and deprived life, she had lived this was like stepping into another world.

Tomorrow she would think of ways to put her inheritance to good use; today she would just let herself enjoy this slice of paradise that was only hers.

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #93

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from StreetRealityPhotogr at DeviantArt.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a woman on a foggy day standing and waiting at a bus stop sign.

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Approaching dusk and impending fog

She is nervously waiting for the bus, alone

She sees many vehicles pass by but no sign of the bus

Suddenly she is startled by a tap on her shoulder

“Lisa! You here! I can’t believe my eyes”, he said

She smiles a happy smile as she realizes who he is

A friend from long ago now seems like a knight to rescue

He offers to give her a ride and also shared a meal

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Daily Prompts- In the dark

The design motif was repeated almost everywhere

The ornamental hedges were shaped accordingly too

As he walked through the vast gardens, he felt overawed

He wasn’t their equal, with his modest income

Why were they interested in him he wondered

In the evening vapor, he felt lost and trapped

I hope they aren’t vampires or cannibals he thought

The image where they would gobble him up

Like a tender morsel flashed in front of his eyes

“Hi, Mr Brown, where are you lost? Came the voice from the gloom

My father is waiting to introduce you to your pupil

Pupil? He asked hesitantly

Yes weren’t you told that you’d be teaching my younger brother?”

A sigh of relief escaped his lips, now at ease

He was needy but not a doughty person by nature

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In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Doughty

3TC;

Ornamental, Modest, Equal

FOWC;

Vapor

RDP;

Motif

Word of the day challenge;

Gobble

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One Minute Fiction- 18 November 2020

Cranny is hosting this challenge

She explains;

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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It was the latest attraction in their local park. Being part of a woodland zoo where they boasted of having zebra this just worked perfectly with the theme. The small children went wild with joy, running in between the zigzag lines. This small innovation added a lot more to the park’s income than the small expenditure it incurred.

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42 Words- Fairytales

Deb Whitman is the host of 42 Words

FAIRY TALES

Now the big question here is traditional or not?  Dragons or not?  Re writes or something completely new and of course, the decision is up to you but remember don’t put one step wrong for this all needs to be in a 42 words song.  (Yep, for some reason I’m rhyming)

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Fairies at play

Joy and laughter all around

Trolls jealous of their happiness

Tried to wreck their kingdom in rage

Fairies were no weaklings, but courageous

They knew how to defend themselves and theirs

The trolls defeated and repelled with forceful velour

42 Words

( An abbreviated fairytale)

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One Minute Fiction- 11 November 2020

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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All his hopes dashed to the ground when he lost his right hand in an accident. The star on the Hollywood walk of fame may never be his, but no matter. His brother gave him the best tribute a brother can give!

” You are awesome “

He wrote on the path leading to their home, the day he came back from the hospital.

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Tale Weaver – #301 – The End – November 12th

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

This week consider the notion of The End.

Is it the end of time, the end of a relationship, the end of a life, a fence that marks the end of property?

Could it be the means to an end?

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The end is near!

An old man stood by a busy street and shouted at the top of his voice, attracting the attention of passing by people. He was holding a placard, bearing the same slogan. A young man walked up to him and asked what he meant by saying that the end is near.

“The world is going to end, time is coming to an end. The apocalypse is almost here”

“Why do you say so?” Asked the young man genuinely perplexed. “And how do you know?”

“I had a dream”, he said. “I saw that people had lost the ability to tell wrong from right, the truth from lies and had forsaken kindness and helpfulness and had embraced self-interest above everything else”

“But that was just a dream”, argued the young man. “I see many people are kind and truthful, just and helpful. If the end is near, it is still far enough for the rest of the people to reform themselves”.

The old man nodded in agreement and moved on to another place.

” The end is near” he shouted loudly!

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 105

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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Ernie gave a loud shout to his friend Madie, come quick, “I’ve found us the perfect place to live”

It took Madie, a bit of time to get to the insect hotel. He was slow even for a beetle. Meanwhile, Ernie was getting impatient. He kept urging Madie to hurry up before other insects discovered the hotel and all the space would be occupied.

By the time he got there, the bees had already staked their claim on all available space and there was Ernie with a disappointed look on his face.

“Why couldn’t you hurry up a bit?”

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