My Weekly Writing Challenge

Yes, it’s that time of the week again – time to get your creative brain working for my weekly challenge. Enjoy!

Option one: Choose as many words as you can from the following list and write a twenty-word story:

  • Bibliopole
  • Scarlet
  • Breatharian
  • Nancy
  • Blimey
  • Constellate
  • Uncouth
  • Moped
  • Bauble
  • Angel
  • Degust
  • Needy
  • Tinsel
  • Chocolate
  • Elves

Option two: Write a story/poem, centred around any of the following emotions :

  • Misery
  • Madness
  • Mortification

Your words for option one for last week were:

  • Secret
  • Vermillion
  • Rambunctious
  • Quixotic
  • Vision
  • Gordon
  • Paradigm
  • Karma
  • Taxi
  • Snowman
  • Sunglasses
  • Alliteration
  • Nincompoop
  • Pabouche
  • Macaroni

Here are the amusing entries:

Kim Russell was straight in there with her brilliant story:

Gordon, a rambunctious, quixotic nincompoop, built a secret snowman with macaroni. His karma was vermillion sunglasses to correct his vision.

Helen Jones’ story will make you laugh:

A nincompoop in vermilion sunglasses hailed a taxi. Gordon, quixotic, tried to get in first, but lost a palouche. Karma.

Nest Madden didn’t go for using as many words as possible but went for humour:

Gordon; Thank you Alexander Gordon for your 1769 gin recipe. The purity of your sprit has been inspiring writers for years.

Helen Gaen, on the other hand, went for using all fifteen words. Here’s her super story:

Rambunctious nincompoop, quixotic paradigm, Gordon Snowman loved alliteration, pabouches, vermillion taxis, macaroni, secrets and sunglasses. His karma?  Dodgy vision.

David Harrison brings us two hilarious stories:

The nincompoop’s karma wasn’t secret when he served vermillion macaroni with quixotic delight to Gordon the big fat rambunctious snowman.
The vision of a snowman hailing a taxi in vermillion pabouches proved Gordon a paradigm among nincompoops. Macaroni for brains!
Petra Rovere is back again with a highly amusing story:

Seeing a vermillion snowman with some sunglasses, rambunctious eating his macaroni and wearing pabouche made Gordon feel like a nincompoop.

Last week’s emotions for option two were:

  • Hysteria
  • Horror
  • Hopelessness

Here are two excellent takes on these emotions:

Kim Russell sent in a very atmospheric poem:


the point
of no return
the hopelessness
when horror
holds you in its arms
and sucks out your soul

Visit Keith Channing‘s blog to see his gripping story Bobby’s not having a good day.

For some reason, Carol Campbell’s  poem about ‘shame’ for last week’s challenge didn’t come through so please visit her site and read:





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5 Responses to My Weekly Writing Challenge

  1. nestmadden says:

    “Never, ever ever ever ever give up” Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

  2. Scarlet needy elves gorge on chocolate and constellate round Nancy Angel wearing tinsel and baubles and riding a moped. Bliimey!
    Am becoming very addicted to these challenges Esther!

  3. Limerick alert!

    I’ve always been told that my sadness
    Resulted from other folks’ badness
    But I have since learned
    Of unhappiness earned
    Through what must be electoral madness

    Being told I’m a miserable sinner
    Doesn’t help me to feel like a winner
    My soul I have bared,
    My misery shared
    And now I am ready for dinner

    A new sense of mortification
    Is spreading across a whole nation
    Because of a man
    Who believes that he can
    Solve all problems with fortification

    Trump that!

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