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United Kingdom
An English bird from Robin Hood's land. A published poet, crafter & photographer with an unquenchable thirst for learning. AKA: Soaring Skylark. 🐦
August 21, 2019
 

Dear Lady Skylark - Becca🐦,

Sorry for the delayed reply! I just read your letter. I never expected to even write a story so phew. It was definitely inspired from the show Dark that I was watching. She put the stamp on the letter and left it there because she didn't really want to deliver ...or she probably didn't know whom to send it to. A man eerily similar to her grandfather hanging out with his family was probably a great coincidence or... the woman probably stumbled up in the past somehow. That's up to you. I obviously did a horrible job at conveying these things. I'm just not good at keeping things short. But I did my best. Thank you so much for reading and giving me feedback, and for t...

SUNSET LOVE
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August 19, 2019
Skokie, United States

Dear Lady Skylark - Becca🐦,

Thank you so much for critiquing my work. I really love to hear feedback. It’s not really about winning a prize for me, I do it because writing saves my life everyday. I don’t have much in this life but I do have my words. I appreciate this letter so much. I love reading people’s stories and I see people reading mine. It’s a give and take action that keeps the world turning. I will try to improve on writing too.

Thank you.

Kristeen

SUNSET LOVE
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August 20, 2019
Manipal, India

Dear Lady Skylark - Becca🐦,

Congratulations🎊🎉 once again on your wonderful achievement and for bring all of us from all around the world into this family...👌🙏

My special thanks also to, Alma, Bridget and Sweedle. For all the love, support and Help..😍

I thank you all for all the efforts put in and I'm happy that I to be a part of it in my own small way...🤗

Cause I believe life is not all about winning, but being a part of a journey where you help each other grow...🥰🤩

That's where Love flows...😍

I might still be clumsy at my spellings or punctuation's but that's me.. 🙅‍♂️

Cause I believe total perfection is boring...🤧

Just release some steam that's how steam engines were born 🤪

Than...

GRACEFUL
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August 20, 2019
 

Dear Lady Skylark,

Thank you for writing to me!

I'm so thrilled and honored to receive your letter and the announcement that I have been awarded the Third Place in the 200th Skylark Challenge!! 🥳✨🎉🎊

I have been waiting in quiet anticipation for the announcements, albeit nervously, because I have been super excited since you sent out the prompt for the contest.

As an artist and lover of art, I couldn't help but set my eyes on the prizes! Honestly I wish I could have done better to win the art piece. I absolutely loved the color scheme, the abstract background, the Skylark and the beautiful haiku that goes along. 

Nevertheless, I'm happy with the verdict and look forward to the goodies! 😍✨...

SUNSET LOVE
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August 19, 2019
 

Dear Lady Skylark - Becca🐦,

Thank you so much Becca. I feel like I'm floating on cloud nine right now! Winning the challenge was really beyond expectation after reading other amazing stories by people. I am soooooooooo happy.

The feedbacks are another thing that am grateful for. I too thought in the second entry I'm being a little forceful with the words, but the idea was stuck in my mind and I just had to write it down. I'll give it another try, and see if I can do more justice to it.

As for the first entry Becca, I think I couldn't convey it properly, so I'll improve in that also.

Still I'd like to tell you what I intended in the story, and you might then be able to help me how I could ...

SUNSET LOVE
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August 19, 2019
 

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you so much for my certificate's. I am so pleased to be an honorable!
My cheer leading one was so unexpected and I love it. Thank you so much.
Please pass on my thanks to Bridget,Alma and Sweedle. You all worked so hard to make it a fantastic challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed taking part
I value all your feedback  and will take it forward in future writing.
I write on a 5 year old tablet with a dodgy battery and internet connection which hasn't got the capacity to download checkers and counters so when I've saved up for a new one watch me shine.!🌠🌠🌠
I hope you have a restful and happy holiday and thank you so much.
Your honourable Sue.
Love💞.

SUNSET LOVE
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August 5, 2019
 

#WeeklyChallenge

Words to be used:
* SWIMMING
* PAINTING
* MARBLE

She had been SWIMMING against the tide for as long as she could remember.
Unwanted by her teenage mother from the point of conception, she had learnt that life could be unfair.

The fortunate ones, with their fairy-tale ideology and a perfect start on their side, would liken life to a PAINTING with so much "hidden beauty" within it to live for. But this only ever sounded fatuous and jejune to Charlotte - and she never missed an opportunity to tell these know-it-alls, it was so - though it was in a far more offensive and rebellious manner!

Charlotte was now thirteen - the age her mother was when she finally gave her up ...

CAN’T STAND THIS
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August 1, 2019
 

#PhotoChallenge

STREET OF STORIES

In a house
In a street
Street on a hill
Street with a view
View of the peaks
View of the town
Town full of shoppers
Town full of buses
Buses to the peaks
Buses ferrying school kids
Kids chewing gum
Kids looking for Mum
Mum looking for kids
Mum scanning her phone
Phone is her friend
Phone takes her time
Time from her kids
Time from that view
View of those peaks
View of that town
Town below the hill
Town below the field
Field swaying with wheat
Field full of poppies
Poppies so red
Poppies bright scarlet
Scarlet seen from the town
Scarlet seen from the peaks
Peaks have snow in winter
Peaks deep purple in a storm
Storm is at home
Storm in a teacup
Teacup is o...

DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
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July 15, 2019
 

#SkylarkChallenge 200

Goooooood morning Lettrsland and welcome to the day we've all been waiting for - our bicentennial celebration of the Skylark Challenge!

I invite you all to participate in this special creative writing prompt. All you need to know about it is contained within the next 2 letters, but first of all let me introduce the wonderful judges.

THE JUDGES :
We have a wonderful international team in the judging panel. Let me introduce them to you.

1)
Red Cosmos #644110 (UK).

Writer in Residence at the Nottingham City Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre. I've known Bridget for several years. It friendship developed through our mutual love of creativity - art and writing.

If I ha...

200TH SKYLARK CHALLENGE
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July 15, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 200

We did it, Skylarkers! Later this morning I will be launching our bicentennial #SkylarkChallenge challenge. It's remarkable how time flies!

Well done if you participated last week. Encourage your friends to join us in this week's challenge. There are certificates and prizes to win and I want to see far more entries!

Before I start the launch of #SkylarkChallenge 200 I have to share the list of participants in last week's challenge, don't I? So here we go.

PARTICIPANTS LAST WEEK: 🏆
Vikram Shetty #413535 = X1
Sunil Dath #597270 = x2
Rose Tree #627363 = X1
Rogue #545437 = X1
S #642086 =  X1

NEW TO THE NEST : 🐣
Anna #637743 = X1
(Welcome to our challenge, Anna.)...

200TH SKYLARK CHALLENGE
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July 12, 2019
 

Are you ready?

Just 2 now days to go before the launch of #SkylarkChallenge 200. A week of celebrating the bicentenary anniversary of this fun creative writing challenge.

On Monday morning I will be sharing the anniversary contest prompt where there will be a chance for you to win prizes and certificates.

I really hope you'll come and join myself and the other skylarks.

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SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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July 1, 2019
 

Coming on 15th July!

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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June 25, 2019
 

#SkylarkChallenge 197 (2)

Words to be used:
* GLASS ✔
* WISHES ✔
* TWINKLE ✔
* GALAXY ✔

QUIET AS DAYBREAK

Night is dark
Night is quiet
Quiet below the stars
Quiet beside the sea
Sea water so deep
Sea water like GLASS
Glass reflecting light
Glass with a TWINKLE
Twinkle and ripple
Twinkle Twinkle little stars
Stars studded GALAXY
Stars shooting over the Earth
Earth in ditch and dike
Earth and rolling hills
Hills and mountains
Hills and moorlands
Moorlands rich with ancient peat
Moorlands crested by swaying trees
Trees old as the hills
Trees bend like old men in the wind
Wind so harsh
Wind and rain
Rain which lashes these Yorkshire moors
Rain which fills gullies and streams
Streams red as r...

ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS
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June 25, 2019
 

#SkylarkChallenge 197

Words to be used:
* GLASS ✔
* WISHES ✔
* TWINKLE ✔
* GALAXY ✔

She was a dying star caught in a spiral of trickery and lies. Like a GALAXY seen from afar, they had once looked so harmless. Peaceful. But she was no longer naive with faith intact, and she knew that WISHES made upon the sight of shooting stars held no truth either. How had she not seen through their web of cruel deceit? But even broken GLASS can look beautiful when the sunlight makes it TWINKLE.

~ Soaring Skylark

STAR EXPLODING
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June 24, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Dear Lettrists,

Today I'm announcing that here in the Skylark nest, we've a new contest on the horizon.

This is to celebrate our 200th prompt!

The details will be coming soon and there will again be the potential to win prizes and certificates.

To be in with a chance to win you must be on this app and be able to post your entries here, so if you've friends who might like to join the #SkylarkChallenge contest, get them to sign up in good time so they are familiar. They can get some practice in by using my usual Skylark challenges prompts, which I  shall continue to post every Monday, until I announce the big one which will be on Monday 15th July.

Let's make this fun, friendly and allow...

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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June 23, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 196

Words to be used:
* SOLITUDE
* TWILIGHT 
* SURVIVE
* REVERIE = noun
a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream.

THE SANCTUARY

Like the magic of fireflies at TWILIGHT,
She had learnt to SURVIVE as a child,
By slipping seamlessly,
From a dark place,
Into one of peace and tranquility.
From troubles of the present,
Into the silent SOLITUDE of her mind.
REVERIE was and is,
Her sanctuary.

~ Soaring Skylark

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RESPECT
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June 23, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#WeeklyChallenge

ANALYTICAL  
CLUMSY  
FRIENDLY
CREATIVE
LOYAL  
EMOTIONAL
DISTRACTABLE
CURIOUS
INCLUSIVE
EAGER
SENSITIVE  
INSPIRED
PLUMP
IMAGINATIVE
MATERNAL
                                  
~ Soaring Skylark
                                  
         

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MY BRAIN
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June 23, 2019
 

#WeeklyChallenge
THEY SAY...

I'm strong.
I'm courageous.
I'm empathetic.
I'm inspiring.
True,
But it's all because of cancer.

~ Soaring Skylark

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POSITIVE LIFE
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June 13, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#WeeklyChallenge

OLD ENGLAND

Man looks up on a yellow sky,
Sulpherous plumes of chimney smoke,
Of factories that spew and choke,
Memories of the old folk,
Of crystal rain, and azure blue,
Dawn chorus and birds that flew
So much sound and colour then,
Before our global greed,
And factory fumes,
Extinguished the life we loved,
And man looked up on a yellow sky.

Inspired by The Waterboys

PASSION OVER PERFECT
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