Crimson Creative Challenge # 129

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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So?

Do you like it?

Granny took another look at the wood sculpture her grandson had carved out of the stump of the tree in the garden.

Hmmmm……. I am not sure it looks like me. The cheeks are too puffed up and the face is too wrinkly. Is my face really that lined? “

It’s called artistic license, grandma. I worked so hard and I thought you’d like it!” Nathen’s voice had a catch in it.

I do like it very much. And it’s so well crafted. Thank you Nathen. I will always treasure it”, said grandma as she hugged her 17 year old.

I guess I’ll have to get used to this reminder of old age in my yard, she thought to herself.

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 46

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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in youand to share it that with others.

Our Week 46 picture should be a fun one to tackle. Simply, an upside down Canada goose.

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“Oh no Patrick, are you alright?”

There was no answer, just a watery gurgle instead. Josie landed near her spouse and pecked him with her beak. “Are you okay?” She asked again.

Patrick thrashed his legs in the air to right himself. “Did anyone saw it?” He asked, now right side up but drenched and bedraggled in appearance.

Just a few geese close to us,” Josie said unconcernedly. “What does it matter as long as you’re alright?

You don’t know how my reputation as an ace flyer would suffer. There would be no end to the ragging I’ll have to endure. I wish no one was there too witness my fall from grace”.

Josie turned with an impatient hump and said in an irritated tone, “Do You want a hand or should I leave as well so that you can enjoy your misery in solitude?”

Patrick extended his left wing and said in a humble voice, “I think I have sprained my wing, can you please help me?”

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #115

Fiction

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Harrison Haines at Pixels.com.

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a man wearing a fleece hoody walking through a snowy woods and casually carrying a shotgun on his left shoulder.

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Another faceless perpetrator

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innocentvictimsbewildered

facelessstrangerscomplacent

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Three Line Tales 273

Welcome to Week 273 of Three Line Tales.

(Here’s the link to the photo, no idea why I couldn’t edit the caption this time…)

fromspacecraftbeautifulbelovedplanet.

captainmissionchosenknowledgesurvivalskills.

missionestablishcolonyJupiterenvironmentlongerhospitablehumans.

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WritePhoto- Secret in the stone

KL Caley is the host of WritePhoto

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Stone’s don’t lie, or do they? This week’s prompt is an interesting stone with a key-like inscription. 
I can’t wait to read your entries this week.

The Secret in the stone – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a stone or a tomb with a key-like inscription but no words upon it.

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“Did you see my set of keys?”

“Nopes. Have you lost them again?”

“I just had them in my hand a while ago, I don’t know what happened to them”

“How many times I’ve told you to put them in a fixed place. That way you wouldn’t have to look for them every time”

“I don’t want another lecture, can you just help me look for them. I’m getting late”

“What’s the magic word!”

“Please!”

“Okay, I’ll take a look. Did you go outside a while ago?”

“Yes, I did.”

“They are right there in the front lawn, near that stone slab. I can see them from here!”

“Oh, thanks. I see them now, thanks, mom!”

(Losing keys is quite a common occurrence in many households. I’ve taken a humorous take on this prompt. My brain is too fuzzy right more to think of anything serious)

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #114- Second take

Fiction

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The image below is from Pixabay.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a man staring pensively out of a round window.

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He looked out the cabin window fixedly. The glimmer of tears was visible even from afar. What was going on in his mind was an easy guess. If anyone looked the picture of regret, he did.

The door behind him opened and a little girl came in to sit beside him on the wooden bench.

“Why are you so sad, papa?”

“I am going to miss all this when we move away,” he said. His daughter was just five and he didn’t want to burden her with his regrets. So he smiled at her upturned face and said in a cheerful voice, ” You will love our new home, munchkin. And you’ll make a lot of new friends”

“I miss mom too,” she said as she put her hand into his.

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Sunday Writing Prompt, Apr 18/21 – For Better or for Worse?

Sara is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt

Lovely sentiment, right? A common “vow” said at every wedding I’ve ever been to. But, here’s the kicker…almost every couple I’ve witnessed marry are now DIVORCED! 

That brings me to this week’s word challenge: DEALBREAKERS

This could refer to family, friends, spouses, employers, landlords, politicians, someone annoying you on social media, even the weather…sky’s the limit! 

What is your threshold, your non-negotiables, where do YOU draw the line? 

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What’s the deal breaker, you ask

Let’s lay down the rules before we get involved

Lying to me is off limits and so is trickery

Look towards another woman and you can say goodbye

I will let you have time with your buddies, cronies

But never forget occasions that are important to me

Birthdays, anniversaries all noted in the calendar

Gifts, surprises, and luxury trips are my expectations

Open heart and a wide open bank account

Each and every whim of mine you should indulge

As for me……

I am gifting myself to you my dear and that should be

The greatest deal maker for you my dear! 😜

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One Minute Fiction- April 14

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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They met each other after a long time. Everyone looked forward with great anticipation to the get-together. But when they all sat together, everyone was so used to being on their devices that they forgot to interact with each other.

The rules of social interaction needed to be learned once again, after a year of isolation. 

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 44

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 youand to share it that with others.

Our Week 44 picture is pretty much as it looks. A disposable masks tossed into a snowbank. Over the past year, we’ve literally come across hundreds, if not thousands of these types of masks simply discarded and tossed into trees and bushes or dropped on the ground.

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Someone was here!

The discarded mask meant that he wasn’t alone here. He must be quiet and keep to the shadows.

His boots crunched on the snow and there was a movement at the farther end near the trees.

“Will, is that you?”

“Dorothy?”

She came forward from the shadows of the trees and he could see that it indeed was her. She was alone.

“Yes, Will it’s I. Jack told me that you had come to the hut for a few days. I wanted to meet you to see if we can work things out someway”

His mind went into overdrive. Why would his brother tell his ex-girlfriend where he was. It looked like a trap.

“Are you by yourself? How did you get here?”

“Why so many questions Will? Yes, I came alone. I drove here. What’s going on, are you in trouble?”

The belligerent tone of her voice reassured him that it was okay. He stepped up to her and invited her into the hut.

Whatever it was that she wanted, it wasn’t his life. The rest he could find out.

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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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