A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Days 11-20: The Links

We are over half way through the challenge now and the end is almost in sight!  I hope you’ve all been enjoying the prompts.  The responses have been amazing; you folk are a talented bunch of writers and poets and I’m ever so grateful to you all for joining in.

Here are the links to the responses that have been posted so far.  If I have missed any off, get in touch and I will add it to the list.

Also, don’t worry if you are late to the challenge, I will still add your link to this post once you have written your response as long as you have published it during September.  That means there is still plenty of time to join in!

Day 11: Write a story in 100 words or less set in the ocean.

Day 12: Write a poem about boundaries or a boundary.  Any length.

Day 13: The prompt is “another planet”.  Format and length is your choice.

Day 14: Write a story in less than 10 words about a dream..

Day 15: Write a 50 word story set in the year you were born.  You don’t have to declare what year that was 😉

Day 16: Write a poem on the theme of echo.  Any length

Day 17: Write a 50 word story on the theme of memory.

Day 18: The prompt is “shopping list”.  The format and length are your choice.

Day 19: You’re on your way to work and a new, strange-looking shop has opened over night.  You are drawn to it and go in but what – or who – is inside?  Tell us in less than 100 words.

Day 20: Write a poem in under 20 lines inspired by a myth, legend or fairy tale.

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Wool-Gathering

Life is nothing like I dreamed it would be…


Written for Day 14 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017: Write a story in less than 10 words about a dream.

I like the term “wool-gathering”, which the Oxford Dictionary defines as, “indulgence in aimless thought or dreamy imagining; absent mindedness”. (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/wool-gathering)

The Frozen City

I had never seen anything like it.  A city made of crystal, that shimmered in the light of the sun, moon and stars. So different and bizarre to my eyes was it, that I could have been on another planet.  Perhaps I was.  Or perhaps it was the same planet, but a different time; a different reality.  I could not say.  I was puzzled by many things, the chief of which was how I came to be here, a mystery I had yet to find the answer to.

To look at it from a distance – and I did, for I was so taken by its beauty – you would see a collection of upside down icicles.  Some ended in sharp points.  Others appeared as if they had been broken, their tops snapped off, leaving either strange jagged protrusions or else being weathered smooth by the passage of time.

It looked cold, a city of winter in the heart of a forest that stretched for thousands of miles in every direction.  But looks can be deceiving.  There was warmth there and much jollity to be found.  The people were quick to laugh and slow to anger.

It was a pleasant place to stay, but I wasn’t from there.  I wasn’t one of them and this wasn’t my home.  I was stuck here, unable to return, no different from being stranded on another planet…but I could imagine worse places…


Written for Day 13 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017: The prompt is “another planet”.  Format and length are your choice.

Weekend Writing Prompt #20 – Resting

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes (it’s not a competition) but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

Resting

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 100 words that includes three elements from the photo prompt (e.g. bench, pylon and trees, or grass, sky and bench, etc).

Poetry Challenge – Write an acrostic poem, where the first letter of the first word of each line spells out “resting” as it is read from top to bottom.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Sea Magic

The waves sparkled in the sunlight, glimmering, glittering and glistening as if each crest was crowned with silver-white gemstones.  The sea looked magical.

We had been on the boat for a few hours when I noticed that there were creatures in the water, following us. But they never broke the surface. At least, not when anyone was watching.

“What are they?”

“Seals.  Dolphins,” the captain grunted, annoyed at being disturbed.

“They don’t look like seals or dolphins to me,” I mumbled.

Overhearing, a crew-mate replied, “He’s hardly going to admit to a stranger that he believes in mermaids, is he?”


Written for Day 11 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017: Write a story in 100 words or less set in the ocean.

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 – Days 1-10: The Links

 

There have been some amazing responses to the first ten days of mini writing challenges.  Here are the links to the stories that have been posted so far.  If I have missed any off (which is perfectly possible – I’ve only just realised that comments and pingbacks were not enabled on the challenge page!!!  All fixed now though), please, please, please, leave the links in the comments below and I will add them to the list.

Also, don’t worry if you are late to the challenge, I will still add your link to this post once you have written your response as long as you have published it during September.  That means there is still plenty of time to join in!  Just add your link to the comments below.

Day 1: Write a story in 25 words or less set in your favourite place.

Day 2: Write a story in 50 words that is set in the past.

Day 3: Write a poem in less than 10 lines on the theme of winter.

Day 4: The prompt is “email”.  The length and format are your choice.

Day 5: Write a fable (a story with a lesson in it) in 100 words or less.

Day 6: Write a poem inspired by a cave.  Any length

Day 7: Write a story in 25 words on the theme of changing fortunes.

Day 8: Write a story in 75 words or less using the opening line, “It wasn’t me”.

Day 9: Write a haiku inspired by the dawn.

Day 10: Write a story in less than 30 words that includes the words: hope, fear, unsure.

Uncertainty

I hoped my fears were unfounded but I was unsure.  Wishful thinking hadn’t got me anywhere. It was a question of fate.  Destiny.  And subsequently, it was beyond my control.


Only one day late 🙂  Written for Day 10 of A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017: Write a story in less than 30 words that includes the words: hope, fear, unsure.