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Thursday, November 14, 2013
November 14th Challenge
it’s Christina –
morning! Well, I’m getting there. I breached the 20K mark yesterday. I’m still
behind, but the margin is getting smaller. I am a little worried though,
because next Friday starts a string of days where I won’t be able to write. If
I have any hope of reaching the goal this time, I need to seriously start
cranking out pages, nay, chapters.
few months back, on my blog, I ran a survey asking what types of writing challenges
y’all preferred. Your choices were: photo challenges, three word challenges,
broad challenges, specific scenario challenges, and one other I cannot remember
right now. I didn’t get a whole lot of responses, but the ones I did said you
like the specific scenario challenges best. Of course, these are the hardest
ones to come up with, and to be perfectly honest, I did hunt the web for some
ideas, then tweaked them a little for you. Yesterday’s challenge came from a
teacher. I wanted to give her, or at least her site, credit for the prompt in
my blog today, but when I went back this morning to look for the information, I
couldn’t find the site again. I feel bad because some of her prompts were
really interesting and I thought you would have enjoyed them.
as fun as this is, I really must skedaddle if I have any hope of reaching my
goal. I hope you have a lovely day, and
Your Last Challenge:
You are walking down an alley and you come to an unusual
dead end. There are several recognizable portals in front of you – Alice’s Rabbit
Hole, A Wardrobe, The Entrance to 221B Baker Street, Boo’s Door, Maxwell Smart’s
Phone Booth, Dumbledore’s Spiral Staircase, (insert one I didn’t think of). You
turn around to go back, but you find your way blocked. Your only option is to choose.
Since forward is my only option, I
guess I have to choose. I walk over to the rabbit hole and peer down. It’s dark
and dirty with rocks and roots protruding from the edges and creepy crawly
things scurrying everywhere. Although Wonderland would be an amazing adventure,
I think I’ll pass.
press my ear to the wardrobe’s door and close my eyes. I hear music and
laughter and then Aslan’s roar and I smile, but I step back to survey my other
options when I hear the unmistakable clash of swords.
If I choose the next door, I will be
transported to London in the late 1800s. I will be given a chance to interact
with one of the most brilliant, observant, reasonable minds of all time. Even
though I am a respectable woman, I’m not sure I should be walking the streets
of London with a serial killer on the loose.
I trace the pretty purple flower on the
next door. If I go through, I could personally choke Randall, high-five Mike,
and give Sully a hug, but other than that, it really doesn’t hold much appeal
Only two options left; the world of
spies and espionage or the world of magic and wonder. Both fascinating in their
own ways, yet both with inherent dangers.
Which will I choose?
(Photos added after the ten minutes.
FBers, if you want to see them, you’ll need to visit my actual blog.)
Next Challenge is:
You decide to take a photography class for fun. For your
first assignment, your teacher tells you to go to the park and simply snap
photos of anything that catches your eye, then bring the film back to class to
be developed. When the pictures start to develop, your teacher teases you about
how the assignment was supposed to be a variety of things in the park which
caught your eye, not one subject. Having no idea what your teacher is talking
about, you look at the pictures and notice, there is a man in every single scene,
staring back at the camera.
You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right or wrong,
just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is allowed to
criticize what someone else has written. Go.