I Overextended (Saturday Writing Essential)

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Yep, I goofed up. I had a really neat plan for this week, but it turned out to be more complicated and convoluted than I had thought. So…

So, I’m going to switch the scheduled fourth and fifth weeks’ challenges. Wow, you didn’t see that one coming, did you? This week will be freestyle and next week will be the hard challenge.

Well, freestyle as much as I ever allow you. Let’s see, I have ten minutes to come up with something that will allow you to do whatever you want and still restrict you in some way. I know. Some years ago, I challenged a writing group to describe a picture. I can’t use that one here because it was a body-painted bride.

Everyone said she was wearing lingerie and stockings. Wrong — she was totally nude and everything they saw, except for veil and shoes, was paint. With that in mind, here’s a picture for you to describe.

 

The important thing is not to take anything for granted. Yes, there’s a clown, but it might not be a circus. Yes, it appears that there are trees in the background, but it could be a painting.

 

This Week’s Challenge:

Write five (5) FACTS about the picture. Don’t guess, don’t try to figure out what is going on, just write facts. Although I don’t normally critique any writing, I will respond to posts with yes or no indicating whether you actually wrote a fact or missed some important point.

 

Ideas:

No ideas this week, you just have to trust your eyes and not your brain.

I always write a response to my own challenges, but it wouldn’t be fair this week. Next Saturday, I’ll post my SatWE column and, within a few minutes, I’ll put up a post explaining what this picture represents.

 

Watch Out For:

Don’t guess about anything! Unless you were there, you won’t be able to explain what was happening that day. (Oops, I didn’t mean day, it might have been night with some kind of lighting. Don’t ASSUME anything — it could be a movie set.)

 

Recap:

Lynn P. put up a challenge that would try the abilities of every writer. You responded with some of the best children’s stories I’ve seen in years.

At Granny’s Knee – SatWE – Saturday Writing Essentials – Gather Writing Essentials  by Elsie Duggan

Hissy – the Lonely Snake – Saturday Writing Challenge  by Brenda Youngerman

Oscar and Timmy, a childrens story for Saturday Writing Essentials  by Sheila Deeth

Rodney’s Finger Painted Pet : SATWE : (Create a story for children between two and six years old)  by William Dotani

Rodney’s Finger Painted Pet : SATWE : (Create a story for children between two and six years old)  by William Dotani

Saturday Writing Essential: Not Your Ordinary Rubber Ducky  by A. F. Stewart

Saturday Writing Essential: The Knight and the Dragon  by A. F. Stewart

SatWE ~ The Amazing DogBag!  By Allen H.

The Easter Egg Hunt – (Saturday Writing Essential)  by Lynn P.

The Lighthouse (Saturday Writing Essential)  by Len Maxwell

 

Submissions to Previous Challenges:

Castles (Saturday Writing Essential) – IV – end  by Inmate 702

Castle In My Back Yard – SATwe, Saturday Writing Essentials , Gather Writing Essentials  by Elsie Duggan

As always, I’ll ask you to view each of the above because these writers worked hard to entertain you. Also, please remember to click on the “recommend” button for each of them. Thank you.

 

The Rules:

  • Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do.

Challenge: Write five (5) FACTS about the picture. Don’t guess, don’t try to figure out what is going on, just write facts. Although I don’t normally critique any writing, I will respond to posts with yes or no indicating whether you actually wrote a fact or missed some important point.

  • There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
  • Post to Gather Writing Essential.
  • Tag your submission with SatWE.
  • Include (Saturday Writing Essential) as part of your title.
  • I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Friday afternoon.

Good Writing!

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