Category Archives: Challenge

RIP (OFF) DAILY POST AND WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE


The world is crazy. People are obsessed with throwing away proven successes or improving things until they no longer work — or are far harder to operate than before. MS Windows is a case in point. Note the thin blue … Continue reading

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A Postal Exorcise to Stamp Out Demons


Invisible creature close by; corners skip behind — Belong in Hell to roam — Strip from hiding and laugh as you find; Put in cardboard, paint black, post home!   © May 2018 Colonialist

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Twisty Paths and Greenery


For The Weekly Photo Challenge of Twisted I am revisiting the garden I got the slide from, where one can really do a visual Chubby Checker.  The most impressive twist is that most of the garden doesn’t look like a garden … Continue reading

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TWADDLE in Really Awful Rhyme


    I used the 98-word Twaddle challenge to start writing anything, stop when I thought I’d got to about 98, and then do a little fine-tuning, pruning and swooning:-       So twaddle we send our writing efforts … Continue reading

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Sticky Plath-tour for Cuts


Here, I am using Wordle 349 to meet the challenge of GloPoWriMo Day 29 where I have chosen ‘Ariel’ as the Sylvia Plath poem on which to base my scheme. I have also taken ‘Dirge for a Joker’ to inform … Continue reading

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Missing Post Card


Day 28  … our prompt (optional, as always). Following the suggestion of our craft resource, we challenge you today to draft a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard. (Well, OK, but that doesn’t seem to offer much scope … Continue reading

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Tarot Sets In


The Magician should be the chosen card Of writers, who are trying hard To conjure with all their written words, (Like from a hat extracting birds) Enthralling entertainment for their readers; And even more so in a fantasy, Wherein by … Continue reading

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