December 3, 2014

Wednesday Writing Challenge: Another 55 Words

Welcome to the Wednesday Writing Challenge!

Every Wednesday, I pose a new writing challenge here on the blog. These challenges come from books on writing, classes I've taken on creative writing, or sometimes just from my own imagination. If you're an author, hopefully they will help you get your writing juices flowing and help you improve your craft.


Some of these challenges may be very good ones or may include an element I consider highly important for writers to occasionally I may cycle through some of my favorites more than once. 


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The Wednesday Challenges are open to all readers. In order to participate, simply comment on the challenge post with your response to the exercise. Not only is it good practice, but you could win something nifty and fun!


October Prize: A $20 Gift Card to Breathless Press!


 And now...

***Here's Today's Challenge!***

Something delicious:

Write a sexy scene.


55 words long (ouch!)

Must include:

The theme of "Nature"

The color lavender.

A piece of coral.

A falcon.



Since this is a 55-word scene, today's challenge is worth 3 entries in the monthly contest, for anyone who participates!



Hints and Tips:


The point of this exercise is to encourage your creativity to get past restrictions. The word limit will help you focus in on the most important details and images; the required details will stretch your creativity.

You have a very limited amount of space, so combine details. Maybe the coral is lavender.

Not much to go on to build up sexual tension, so focus in on a specific sensual, erotic detail or act.

Give me your best, darlings!!


Think it can't be done?

Highlight the hidden text below to see my attempt (exactly 55 words).

The sky was lavender and pink with the setting sun; from our deck we could see everything. A hawk cried out overhead and the sound of the waves could almost be felt against our skin. He swept the decorative coral and the two wineglasses from our table as he pressed me down to take me.

1 comment:

  1. Beth enjoyed her second honeymoon walking along the rock covered beach hand-in-hand with her husband while the descending sun turned the sky deep shades of purple from light lavender to dark violet. She could smell the faint scent of the ocean from the misting waves while the cooling, tropical breeze made her sarong flutter in the wind. When Beth and her husband reached their bungalow, she noticed a candlelit dinner in front of their bungalow that her husband had surprised her with. Next to the falcon-shaped wineglasses was the piece of coral Beth’s husband had surprised her with during their first honeymoon.

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