My Weekly Writing Challenge

This week’s writing challenge is back to to good ol’ ten-word story. Your story must feature five words from the following list. As you’ll see, I’m continuing the summer theme – with a few other words thrown in for good measure!:

  • Popsicle
  • Hot
  • Queen
  • Codswallop
  • Flip-flop
  • Splash
  • Snotty
  • Flummoxed
  • Nincompoop
  • Jail

Last week’s challenge invited you to write a story or poem on one of the following themes:

  • Holidays
  • Adventure
  • Freedom
  • Memories
  • Fun

Here are your wonderful works of writing:

Adhin Shamina sent in three beautiful poems:


Preciously wrapped in thoughts
they remain
till the end of the lane
where then
they go insane.
We will be taken
forward and beyond
through a door
breaking and leaving behind
what we have held in bond.
We will be shown
to remember
another picture
in other colours
in other texture.
But memories on the other side
of that door
nobody can claim
to remember
even hazed
or whether they will be
completely erased.
are like theories
no practical
only radical
for those still the
other side of that door.



When you see the bird,
soaring high in the sky,
just like it,
you want to fly.
In the early morning,
when you hear it chirping,
on your garden’s tree,
the mind thinks,
without eye blinks,
like it you wish to be free.
It will be another day,
just like every day,
struggling to keep the play,
where every actor is already in dismay.
When the darkness of the night,
engulf the beauty of the sunset,
the mind runs wild with fright,
leaving you frustrated and upset,
you wait for the next sunlight,
and pray for a new onset.
But it was another day,
just like everyday,
struggling to keep the play,
where every actor was already in dismay.


are Holy days
for all
and for ever!

Geoff Le Pard takes us back to treasured times:

Summer holidays were always fun
Days of adventure out in the sun
The freedom to play
Outside each day
Happy memories of when we were young.

Keith Channing has written something completely different to his usual pieces, but it really is fantastic, though before you take a look at it, please read the following from Keith first:

‘It’s called “Peeks of passion” and is at
I don’t think it needs an Adult Content caution, but in case it does, I’ve just mentioned it’.

Riley Reed hopes you’ll enjoy hers. I certainly did:

Summer Love:


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10 Responses to My Weekly Writing Challenge

  1. Having moved my blog, and until I get the internal links sorted, could you change the Peeks of Passion link to please, Esther?

  2. Annika Perry says:

    Interesting selection for this weeks challenge. Did you daughter have a hand with these I wonder?:-)

  3. Just for the sake of it, I made a fifteen word story out of all ten words and posted it on my blog, but as that wasn’t what you asked for, here’s my ten worder, just for you:

    Flummoxed, the nincompoop queen licks flip flop, foot in popsicle.

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