I Challenge You To…

This week’s challenge is to write a story, limerick or poem on the subject of:


Last week’s challenge was to write about sunshine. You sent in some excellent pieces. Here are a few:

Keith Channing‘s limerick is hilarious – and so true!

Sometimes, when the weather is fine
We sit back with bread, cheese and wine
There is no way how
We could do that right now

Now an amusing one from Kevin:

Drinking wine
With my friend Divine
In the sunshine,
All was good
Until being drunk
As a skunk
She fell
In the mud.
But I promised not to tell
So please keep that
Under your hat …

Please visit The Militant Negro‘s blog for something a little different:


And do take a look at Steve Walksky‘s blog for a warming read:




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26 Responses to I Challenge You To…

  1. Reblogged this on Keith Kreates! and commented:
    Another challenge from Esther Chilton

  2. I don’t know if maybe you’ve heard
    That to go on vacation’s absurd.
    There’s fun to be had
    But what drives people mad
    Is the hours in the big silver bird.

  3. There’s nothing I cannot shirk,
    Certainly that includes work
    Don’t talk of my duty
    Or facing “Reality”
    I just want to finish dessert

  4. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this weeks challenge:

    Lonely men abroad
    Get boared
    With sea and sand
    And command
    A peach
    Upon the sun kissed beach.

    Man will dance
    With a mermaid
    And having played
    Return home to his humdrum life.

    In foreign parts
    No hearts
    Are broken, though his wife
    May discover
    That his lover
    Provided him with more
    Than he bargained for …

  5. I’m terrible at poetry, but decided to try my hand at a limerick…

    The was an old woman from Leeds
    who was tired from all her good deeds
    so she went on strike
    climbed on her bike
    and cycled away in her tweeds

    Sorry the ‘beats’ are a little off!

  6. Reblogged this on newauthoronline and commented:
    Thanks to Esther Chilton for hosting this week’s challenge, in which she asked contributors to write a limerick, poem or story on the subject of holidays. You can find a number of contributions below, including a limerick and a poem composed by me. Kevin

  7. Jason Moody says:

    Each year from our cultured(?) green plane.
    We migrate, en-mass t’ Spain
    Our manners amiss
    As we burn to a crisp
    And laugh at folk, back home in the rain.

  8. Jason Moody says:

    The thought of our hols made me beam
    Sun, sea and sand – what a dream
    I unpacked my case
    And my heart quickened pace
    Instead of P20 – salad cream.

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