GG Writing Challenge #6 is Open for Submissions

November 7, 2014

Good morning! This week’s writing challenge is now open for submissions, so grab yourself a coffee and come join us.

If you’ve already written something, now’s the time to scroll to the bottom of this page and add your link. If you haven’t written anything yet, you have until Monday at noon, so get writing!

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On with the prompts

Okay, below is a recap of this week’s prompts. We want to see you use both of them in your submission. Remember, you must use the definition we’ve provided for the word prompt — and you must also incorporate the visual prompt into your piece in some way.

Your visual prompt this week is the painting, Homesickness, by the Belgian surrealist painter, René Magritte. And your word prompt comes courtesy of my lovely husband, who has an excellent sense of humour.

Word prompt:

Bodacious (adjective):

Excellent, admirable, or attractive.
(Definition #1)

Visual prompt:

homesicknessClick for larger image.

The official rules are below. Don’t be afraid to contact us if you have any questions about the challenge — or if you find yourself wrestling with the badge.


  •     •   Challenge submissions must be fiction or poetry.
  •     •   Submissions must be 750 words or less.
  •     •   Submissions must use the prompts as specified.
  •     •   Submissions should be written in response to the challenge, so shouldn’t pre-date the kickoff post.
  •     •   One submission per person.
  •     •   Please put lengthy explanations at the end of your post, not at the beginning.
  •     •   Don’t forget to add the code for the challenge badge to your post (under the badge in the sidebar).
  •     •   And don’t forget to have fun!

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  • shannon November 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Oh my god, I love the critters that show up at the top of each new post. It’s like a random little highlight to my day 🙂

    • Suzanne Purkis November 7, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      And your comment is a highlight for mine! I’m so glad you appreciate all the little critters – I put an awful lot of time into scouring various image sites to find them. Good to know I’m not the only one who appreciates them!