Monday, February 8, 2016

A Personal Challenge

To encourage myself to continue writing, to explore varied genres and emotional tones, I've decided to begin selecting two disparate images every week. My goal is to concoct a short story which connects them in some fashion and to publish the tale on Friday. You are welcome to jump in if you so desire.

The images I'll be using this week:



After a brief span of slightly warmer weather February is up to it's old tricks, delivering ice, snow and cold temperatures to us. How very frabjous.

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    1. I'll figure out some way to have fun with it.

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  2. Ha...my latest novel/wip was prompted by an image, perfect for a cover of the story it initiated. (I'm still waiting to hear back from the photographer if the image is available...sigh)

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  3. Yay, a new blog! Always nice to have a fresh start. And I love that Gregorian chant version of The Sound of Silence -- very haunting. I'm going to steal this for my "Hymns Old and New" series. We seem to swipe music from each other, LOL, and that's great!

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    1. We do, don't we... and I love your taste in music!

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  4. That first photo is very intriguing.
    Thanks for visiting and glad to find Cranky Bar here. I love The Sound of Silence.

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  5. February sure is back to dumping snow, ugg. Would the images say run away bride?

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    1. They could do, Pat, or they might say something entirely different. In my case it's more likely to be the different, lol.

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  6. I love the two images! It will be fun to read what you come up with. Good luck! xo

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  7. Hey, good to see you again! Cheers to a fresh start. Those are some intriguing pics. I know it takes place in a church, but I expect a body count of at least 8.

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  8. Beautiful images, especially the cathedral. Do you know which it is? I tried to follow the source, to no avail.
    I will be intrigued to hear how the challenge goes. I am hopeless at using writing prompts. I wish you luck and inspiration!

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    1. I don't know, Shawn and for the same reason you don't. I'll see what I can find.

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  9. Intriguing. Instead or as well as Words for Wednesday?

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    1. This week, being another busy one, I'll only do this one. Later on I may do both, especially if I can keep it a bit on the lighter side.

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    1. Well, 13 has always brought me luck... whether it's good luck or not is rather in dispute. ;-)

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  11. Cranky:
    Beautiful music, of course. I really look forward to reading your stories. You've got a gift!

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    1. Mitchell, thank you; you're such an encouragement to me. Keep your fingers crossed, I'm attempting a solo trip to the grocery store tonight!

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  12. I agree with Mitchell that you have a gift!

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    1. Thank you EGCG; considering the magnificent gift you have, I'm honoured.

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  13. I'm looking forward to reading your creative writing. Thanks for stopping by my twaddle.

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  14. I've never heard The Sounds of Silence sung so beautifully.
    the images you plan to write about have already stirred my mind into at least one paragraph.

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    1. Oooo, can't wait! I'm dithering between two story lines... one is a bit too long for a blog post, however.

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  15. Once again, and as always, you intrigue me.

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C'mon, be cranky and let 'er rip!