Crimson’s Creative Challenge #21

CCC#21

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
If you tag it #CCC others should be able to find it by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Here’s wishing you inspirational explosions. And FUN.

Details of the photo are given, if relevant, below this line


A flooded one-time gravel pit close to Marriott’s Way as it passes through Costessey on the outskirts of Norwich

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114 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #21

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    Uh, oh.. I’m channeling Creature from the Black Lagoon….

    Liked by 3 people

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  3. Brian Bixby says:

    I don’t go near the old swimming hole no more, not since Emily drowned there. Oh, it looks fine in the day. You wouldn’t think anything is wrong. But a mist hangs over it at night. And even when the wind is still, you can see waves that start over the spot where she drowned.

    Emily was like the pond, a creature of nature and a product of mankind. You could see the world in her eyes. I think every boy in town was in love with Emily.

    And yet when I remember the horror I saw in her eyes as she went under, I can’t bear to go near the place. And there’s no point in prayers for her, or for those who followed her. There are forms of damnation no prayers can lift.

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  4. Looks good–I should be able to crank out some lines for this one!

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  12. Dale says:

    Thought I wasn’t gonna play, eh? Well too bad, so sad, here I am! 😉
    https://adelectablelife.com/2019/04/04/which-lady-crimsons-creative-challenge-21/

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    • crimsonprose says:

      And I have read, and I have greatly liked, and I have left a comment and a smile, but here;s 3 more 🙂 🙂 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dale says:

        😊😊😊

        Liked by 1 person

      • crimsonprose says:

        Sorry so late in coming. Four hours with no internet connection, now I’m trying to catch up.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Dale says:

        Puh-leeze. No worries!

        Liked by 1 person

      • crimsonprose says:

        Phew. But will I ever catch up?

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      • Dale says:

        I know I am still trying to. I cleared out my inbox of everything older than two weeks. Still trying to catch up.

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      • crimsonprose says:

        It’s not other stuff. It’s … WP. I used to get maybe 3-5 likes, and the a couple of comments. And I didn’t do much other than drop a few likes. But since doing the prompts, my figures have soared, and I find it difficult not to comment … know what I mean. I don’t mean you; you’re pre-existing. And I’m developing some really pleasant WP-friends, so I’m not complaining. But all it takes is 4 hours off-line and I’m drowning. Ho-Hum.

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      • Dale says:

        I, like you, with the prompts and stuff the numbers have soared and I absolutely answer each and every comment (unless I accidentally miss one!)
        Participating in Friday Fictioneers is something else. I read all the stories (except those who don’t interact at all. Those I drop as I realise it is totally one-sided). I could spend all day at the computer and still not be on top of things.

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      • crimsonprose says:

        Ditto a double-dozen times.
        And have you any idea what gmail has done? The text is huge. Yes, I’ve been into settlings, 3 times. I make the changes. I saves the changes. It makes not a sod of difference. Maybe the settings will kick in tomorrow. Today is beting once of these days.

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      • Dale says:

        I barely ever use my gmail. I don’t like it. I can’t stand how they group things and then when you want to delete just one part, the whole thing gets flushed. I have it only because of my YouTube channel. Which hasn’t been added to in 5 years.

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      • crimsonprose says:

        Okay, No probs. I’ll goggle it.

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    • Brian Bixby says:

      Just adding, very late, that I got a good chuckle out of Dale’s contribution.

      However, I have to admit to getting an even bigger chuckle over the two of you bemoaning the rising amount of activity on your blogs. How dreadful! People are actually reading and commenting on what you have to say! Why, it’s almost as if you intended such an outcome without realizing what it would mean!

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      • crimsonprose says:

        I thank you, Brian. I just choked on my yoghurt. And I’m not really moaning about it. And everything is fine as long as the connection remains. But it so quickly builds up. And it’s all good practice for the day I publish The Spinner’s Game and my inbox goes crazy. It’s just .. well. as you know,until a year ago I was the English Hermit.

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      • Brian Bixby says:

        English Hermit (trademark applied for.). See our special line of scarves, raincoats, single-serving saucepans, tinned meats, and 1-hour candles.

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      • crimsonprose says:

        You forgot the wellies. Can’t be an English Hermit without the wellies., tops turned over, antiquated slogans penned in Magic Marker; Get a Quill, with Will!

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      • Brian Bixby says:

        “I’m fair with Blair.”
        “I’ve got my hammer on with Cameron.”
        “May, May, go away!”

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      • crimsonprose says:

        Hey, nonny-nonny-no, that’s too political for the English Hermits. If it’s not in Shakespeare, we don’t support it.

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      • Brian Bixby says:

        “Titus Andronicus for butcher!”
        “Call Romeo and Juliet on the Suicide Hotline!”
        “King Lear could have used a son like me.”

        One boot reads “Falstaff,” the other “Timon.”

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      • crimsonprose says:

        I might adopt Titus Andronicus for Butcher. And Falstaff would go down a treat around here, based, as he was, on Fastolf, who had a castle at Caister and a warehouse two stones throw from here.

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      • Dale says:

        So glad I have provided a chuckle, Brian.

        And just to be clear I was not bemoaning the fact at all. Matter of fact I’m chuffed! I’m not pointing fingers or anything like that… 🙄😎😉🙂

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  14. Jen Goldie says:

    I have a question 🙂 If someone gets “another idea” for the prompt can they post it? Asking for a friend 🤣

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  17. Violet Lentz says:

    https://violetslentz.home.blog/2019/04/06/the-black-lagoon/
    I finally get to join the group. Thanks for the fun prompt.

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  19. Dear CrimsonProse, a sweet friend of mine, Jen Goldie, introduced me to your weekly challenge and she encouraged me to try my hand at a short story. I did. Here’s my submission: https://entangledsigns.com/2019/04/07/true-love/
    Thank you for your wonderful prompt challenges. Hope you have a great day!

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    • crimsonprose says:

      And I have visited, and I have read, and once I recovered from the shivers, I have commented and liked it. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • Jen Goldie says:

      See I told you she’d like it 😊👍

      Liked by 2 people

      • crimsonprose says:

        Indeed, she did 🙂 🙂 🙂

        Liked by 2 people

      • Oh goodness, I just read all the comments. (Hers and yours). I didn’t receive any notifications about the comments. 😦

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      • crimsonprose says:

        Depends how you’ve set up for notifications. Also, you’ll only get them through if the comments are appended to yours, rather than mine. Experiment. You’ll catch on soon enough.

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      • Jen Goldie says:

        Weird maybe fix your follow settings to receive email etc

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      • Jen Goldie says:

        The follow setting in the Reader

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      • I got the notifications but half an hour late… it’s the stupid android app acting up. I wonder if WP is this buggy in iPhones. 🙄

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      • crimsonprose says:

        I have problems with the Reader deliverying posts on time. I find reloading it every so often helps. But I still receive posts posted maybe 10 hours ago, um, 10 hours later. Weird. Though usually the notifications do come though on the Reader. But then might come through as emails several times. I read, I delete, and lo, they come through again. Beats me. 🙂

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      • Ah! The infernal web of ones and zeroes has us slaving away at building connections but I wonder if it’s winning while we are running circles around it, failing to even register a real presence of another person, slogging away in the virtual world. 😶 Hmm… I shouldn’t have drunk another cup of tea! So sorry! You are absolutely right. The app has a habit of going bonkers with no warning whatsoever!

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      • crimsonprose says:

        You might also consider that we’re going through a brief period of solar storm, which is known to erratically and unpredictably affect electronic communications, and Earth is espcciially vulnerable at the moment because our own electomagnetic fields are weakening. I”m told it’s all quite ‘normal’ and nothing to worry about. We’re not going to be ‘fried from the skies’. 🙂

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      • Oh yes, but the solar storms are common though not the powerful ones (which is a good thing). But even when they do happen, the effect on electronic equipments would be related to power outage or disrupted digital signals. The bugs in the app on the other hand are a problem that’s encoded in the language on which a software is built and how it interacts with browsers or responds to commands it’s been coded to follow.
        Solar storms can cause mechanical problems: loss of signal, or power, or unresponsive screens due to sudden surge of charges in the artificial satellites.
        But we definitely won’t be fried from the skies thanks to Earth’s super wonderful magnetic field. The most we’ll get is a severe power outage with a brilliant display of auroras, the surreal hanging curtains of light you might have seen. But solar storms are really, quite normal. Slight changes in local magnetic fields because of such storms is quite normal too. 🙂

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      • crimsonprose says:

        Hey, someone who’s read-up on the subject. I am a novice, though I do have an interest, 🙂

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      • I know about solar storms quite a bit because for fun, I took up a short course in 2017 for the total solar eclipse that happened on August 21. It was learn and teach kind of a project and absolutely fun to do. Also, my field of interest is Physics so I do know something about magnetic fields and the how’s and why’s of it. I am glad you have an interest in science. 🙂

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      • crimsonprose says:

        So, what’s your take on the ‘electric universe’, which theory stands in contradiction to Einstein and Newton. In this I don’t refer to the YouTube channels devoted to predictions of repetitious catastophe’s but rather the theory that the universe is held together and functions in all its aspects through the electromagnetic force.

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      • Hmm.. There’s no electric universe per se. The world we live in is neutral. But the soup of elementary particles that frothed and bubbled more than thirteen billion years ago to create the Universe as we see it now, that was highly electric…meaning charged and continuously involved in the dynamics of attraction and repulsion. Who stands contradicted? Well, people like to point out that Newton was wrong. He wasn’t. At least not in ways he came up with his theory of gravitation and laws of motion. They all work perfectly fine as long as you don’t change the scales at which you are look at the world. If you go too small, Newton’s principles need to be replaced by Quantum Mechanics. If you go too fast, it get’s replaced by Einstein’s theory of relativity. If you want to understand how black holes work, you need both Quantum mechanics and General relativity not Newtonian mechanics. But I don’t like saying that one is better than the other. I’d rather ask which problem are you trying to solve? If you want to understand all of Universe, you’ll need different theories to work out different parts of it. For our world, Newton is perfectly good. For using GPS in your smartphone, Einstein’s special relativity is needed because Newton no longer gives the right answer. As for electromagnetic force, it’s a powerful, powerful force. It holds the atoms in you and I together. It hold your laptop and you table and your chair together. But on large scale, like when looking at galaxies, stars or colliding stars, crashing galaxies and solar systems and planetary motions, you know what trumps Electromagnetic force? Gravity. Because on large scales, the mass has become bigger too. So is Universe electromagnetic or is it held together by Gravity? Depends on the scale of the Universe you are looking at. It’s gravity on large scales that wins the battle against electromagnetic force if you want a rough answer. (Large scales and very large masses and neutral mass systems make gravity the dominant force)but then there’s another player in the field and that is the dark energy of which we have no idea at all, which is fighting against gravitational force. But that is another can of worms and this comment has already become a blog post of its own! Sorry about that and apologies for any typos! 😛

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      • crimsonprose says:

        Yep, that’s a long reply. For which I thank you. I was just looking for verofocation, or not of stuff I’ve recenly come acorss. But, such a novice, I don’t feel able to comment on it. Especially when my eyes are closing. It’s been a long (and productive) day.

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      • We all start as novices. You are more than welcome to discuss anything physics related. I’ll get to learn too. In this reply I have left out myriad minute details and above all, the standard model of physics so as to keep the introduction simple. But introductions in physics often are immersive and thank you for being curious and for questioning. That’s how it all started and why we are where we are in our understanding. You should get good rest. Take care and a very good night to you, friend!

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      • crimsonprose says:

        And a good morning in return … 🙂

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  20. Jen Goldie says:

    You might want to read the about part of her site 🙂 Crispina

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  23. I love this photo…that’s why I wrote two chapters in Lyr’s story for it. I could have written more, I’m sure… 🙂

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