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Writers Quote Challenge Prompt

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Joan at http://www.familyparentingandbeyoned.wordpress.com

Oneta at http://www.onetahayes.com

This is my prompt for this week, have fun with your thoughts.

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It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. Lou Holtz

The load that life places on your shoulders

must be borne with a levity of heart and the strength of a boulder

for a back hunched in grumbling

only makes the load punishing

and your journey a lot more grueling.

We are continuing the same format here and that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a pingback to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

 We are still welcoming co-hosts.  Come and join in the fun.

 

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Writers’ Quote Challenge Prompt

Given that I’m travelling out of town today and not sure how the rest of my week will go as per blogging, I’m sending out the Writers’ Quote Prompt for this week a bit early.

“Storytelling is the oldest form of education.” Terry Tempest Williams

Bernadette and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge. We have decided to pick up the baton that Colleen and Ronovan  handed off.

We are continuing the same format and here that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings  or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a pingback to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it in your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

We are equally looking for more hosts to join in the fun.  So if you would like to pick up the challenge of hosting, just let one of us know.

Have fun

Jacqueline

 

The Bitter Truth…Writer’s Quote Challenge

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“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Seneca

I’ve written and deleted my post many times, not because I’m at loss for words but because the spurious well of churning words seeking to escape my thoughts are so disjointed that I don’t even know how to bridle them.

I will borrow the quote Bernadette gave for the writer’s quote inaugural week to try and cobble my words together. How apt this quote is for this tumultous week of new beginning. Is this the beginning to the end of things? Only time will tell.

 

You feign that you care about others

while in the secrecy of your dark soul

you wish to take away the rights of other living souls

You feign that you are a free world

while in the darkness of your fields

lie the spirits of broken men

You ache to regain toe hold

over your reign of terror on people’s lives

when you could whip them into submission to your will

You ache that things should be 

the way they were before

when others had to cower before you in fear

You remember your days of old glory

your days of supremacy 

and you want to reconstitute your free lynching 

 

The truth is that

you will never gain back that 

which your hateful soul desperately seeks

The truth is that

times have moved on and so will it remain

‘cos no one is going to cower in fear of your bullying and cowardice

The truth is that

no one is going to stay at the back of the bus any more

while old men steer us to destruction

The truth is that 

this is the dawn of a new beginning

and may well be the start of a revolution.

The truth is that 

no matter how you strive to keep others down

the fighting spirit of a free soul will always rise against you.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Please join us for the reconvened Writer’s Quote Challenge that Bernadette, Haddons Musings and I have started. We would love to have you with us. Check this link for details.

 

Participate in Writers’ Quote Challenge

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Bernadette at www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge. We have decided to pick up the baton that Colleen and Ronovan have handed off.

So for our inaugural week here is the prompt:

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Seneca 

We are continuing the same format and here that is: there are no rules to follow. Either make up your own sayings  or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.

Each Thursday, we will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate!

On your own blog post do a ping-back to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post. A ping-back is when you embed (or copy) the URL of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check our weekly prompt to see if your entry is there. You can copy URL of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “The Writer’s Quote Challenge,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

Jacqueline and I are looking for more hosts to join in the fun.  So if you would like to pick up the challenge of hosting, just let one of us know.

Thank You and An Open Invitation.

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Almost remiss of me, I duly apologise for the delay in publishing this post. My life has been a rat race of late that each day I fall into bed all tuckered out.

I would like to thank all my dear blogger friends who made my last blog party rock. You guy’s know how to make a girl happy and some of you do have good dance steps 😉

I sincerely appreciate the support that I receive in this place from all of you.

For those who were unable to attend the monthly shindig, here’s the link to the party. There are loads of bloggers in there waiting to say hello to you. Do take a peek.

When you read the numbers upside down, the answer to the party riddle is: BILL IS BOSS HE SELLS OIL.

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NOW, to the interesting new thing coming up. You may be aware that The Writers’ Quote Wednesday which was primarily hosted by our amiable blogger Mistress, Colleen of Silver Threading and Ronovan, has been discontinued due to other exigencies.

However, with Colleen’s blessings, Bernadette of Haddon’s Musings and I have decided to pick up the Writers Quote baton because it is such an interesting series and it would be a shame to let it go.

Here’s the thing, we are looking for 2 more coordinators to join us in running this weekly series. Each week, a coordinator will give us a prompt word to work with, this way there’ll be four of us running the series as a team; it makes it more fun and lessens the burden when it’s just one coordinator.

Let me know if you are interested and what your thoughts are with regards to this. There are no hard and fast rules about the particular day that it should run, though the weekdays Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are preferable.

When we get other coordinators, the rules of engagement will be published and we hope to take off in November.

The intent of the writers’ quote series is to inspire your writing. You are free to write whatever you like based on the given prompt, but you must include your quote with your piece. You could write a story – preferably flash fiction,  poetry, music or even share songs.

This is an open invitation to all interested bloggers. Let’s keep the ink flowing. Hope to hear from you.

Jacqueline and Bernadette


 

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