A.J. Walker


Seedling Challenge #71

How you all doing, folks? I'm sending you all my best wishes for this difficult time. Keep washing your hands, keep on keeping your distance and use your common sense.

Also maybe use some of the time to get on with some writing - if you can. I know it can be difficult for us to concentrate at the moment.

If you've done a #VSS365 this week, have you do one that you think would be worth expanding on? Where have this week's prompts taken you with your wee Tweets? The famous VSS365 Prompter Baton fin the merry month of May is held by Margaret @fhaedra. So follow Margaret to get the prompt promptly. There's only a week to go… where does the time go when it's not around here?

So what is the Seedling Challenge? Simple: Just take one of your VSS365 tweets from the past week and expand it into a story of up to 365 words, that's a shed loads of words compared with a Tweet. If you want to, don't take one of the prompts: take a few of the them. Hell, use them all! But remember to wash your hands afterwards.

This week's words were:

  • churches
  • ubuntu
  • skint
  • bee
  • silver
  • queer
  • detour

You don't need to include your original VSS tweet as written within the text of the story (though feel free to), just use it as the seed for your imagination - take your tweet for a walk.

If you haven't had a chance to do VSS this week then you could write a few tweet length lines using the prompts above then pick your favourite. Or hell, be a rebel and just write a story based on one of these prompts.

Give it a go and see where your words take you. You'll find 365 words can take you a surprising long way. Looking forward to reading your stories. If you read the others up here (even if you're not posting your own story) feel free to comment about the ones that are up there; writerers like a wee bit of feedback.

Please include within the post your: Twitter Name, Word Count and Title (if you have one).

And remember to wash your hands!

For your information the upcoming prompters for the remainder of this epic year are:

JUNE - @kara_goughnour 
SEPTEMBER - @TheWritingKind 
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