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PO# 4321
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
An English bird from Robin Hood's land. A published poet, crafter & photographer with an unquenchable thirst for learning. AKA: Soaring Skylark. 🐦
May 6, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SKYLARK CHALLENGE -
Questions answered

WHAT IS THE SKYLARK CHALLENGE?
A weekly writing prompt that usually includes 4 carefully chosen words and a photo - except on occasions when it's a special challenge, known as a #SKYLARK SPECTACULAR! - like when we celebrated our 2nd anniversary and I created a very special set of prompts - with prizes!! But this doesn't happen normally.

WHAT ARE THE RULES?
• Use ALL 4 words exactly as they are written, but in any order you wish

•  Using the photo is optional (unless specified).

• Write in any style, about any topic; of any length and genre.

* Use an alternative photo if you want, and have fun! (Don't forgot to acknowledge the photographer thoug...

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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April 27, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 188
Words to be used:
* FOLDED
* FLY
* WISHES
* HAND

FOLDED WISHES,
And scented kisses,
FLY into the dark,

His HAND outstretched,
Her hopes of saving love,
Of rekindling their spark.

~ Soaring skylark

FORGIVE OTHERS
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April 9, 2019
 

#SkylarkChallenge 186

Words to be used;
* SOULLESS ☑️
* FLAME ☑️
* REVELATION ☑️
* MAGNIFICENT ☑️

SOULLESS

This moment between sleep and slumber,
Is the only time she sees with clarity and truth.
Out of her control,
She relives her story through the eyes of her soulmate.
The one who robbed her of youth and naïvety.
MAGNIFICENT qualities, tarnished and scattered,
And her glass heart shattered,
By the one whom she loved.
Her armour is now as thin as the fabric of the dress they tore.
Leaving the wreckage of roses in their wake,
Laying her innocence bare to toxic REVELATION.
Trust stole her FLAME and her name that day,
Now all she answers to, is SOULLESS.

~ Soaring Skylark

IMAGE SOURCE...

YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY
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April 2, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#BirthdayPrompt

Beads of rain freckle the windows today.
Heavy.
Steady.
Rain fell while the world was sleeping.
Well,
Everyone except me, because my lodger, Insomnia, has returned.
My,
New normal.

~ Soaring Skylark

My birth date using the American format is: 01/17/1972

Not based on the subject of birthdays but I didn't see it as necessary to do so.

POETRY MONTH
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March 30, 2019
 

#Cancer

Being told one has cancer,
Is really just the start,
As terror in the mind of others,
And fear you could soon depart,
Puts pressure on the patient,
To appear stronger than they are.

~ Soaring Skylark

If you have a story about cancer, please consider following my other Fridge too.
Rebecca PO #640036

Thank you!

Becca X

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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March 22, 2019
 

Dear Lady Skylark - Becca🐦,
Your "challenge" created a whole new dimension of depth within this infinite application and writing forum.
You Rock Girl!
Author! Author!
Michael Ascerno

INTROVERTS WEEK
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March 23, 2019
 

Hi Becca,
So very nice to hear from you! Certainly there is no way I can refuse a personal invitation! That would be unconscionably rude.
I will bravely start with your current challenge (brave because I don't even know what it is yet), and I will make the effort to join in as a regular.
Thank you so much and have your best day every day.
Michael

P.S. It's people like you that make this place uniquely wonderful. I am blessed to communicate with people that share artistic talents from accross the globe with little old me!
I am humbled and filled with joy at the same time.

ORIGINAL
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March 18, 2019
 

#SkylarkChallenge 183 (1)

Words to be used:
* DESTINATION 
* JOURNEY 
* DREAMS
* NEGATIVE

SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION

A JOURNEY from neuron to neuron,
Communication at it's most complex,
NEGATIVE and positive,
Source to DESTINATION,
With the ability to build DREAMS,
And knock down walls.

~ Soaring Skylark

BRAIN DRAIN
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March 15, 2019
 

THE HOSPITAL WARD

Bland and sterile,
geometrics flutter beside an open window,
to the rhythmic sounds of bedside contraptions,
as they wheeze,
and ping,
and beep,
The judder of cups rumbling upon a distant tea trolley,
a pleasing interruption,
mixed with the chesty staccato coughs and moans of the patient in bed eleven.

~ Soaring Skylark

IMAGE SOURCE:

A CC0 image from Photo Fox

THIS WILL PASS
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March 11, 2019
Barnsley, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 182

Happy Monday Skylarkers! 

Congratulations if you completed last week's challenge. This week's image is on a very different theme. We move forward from a fantastical landscape to realistic and naturalistic. It was lovely to see the return of our fellow Skylark, Nidar #454978. Welcome back, Nidar.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE? 

This week there are four words and use of the photo is optional.

WHAT DOES THIS IMAGE MAKE YOU THINK OF? 🤔

- Study the image carefully.
- Think about the fragility of the butterfly.
- Is the butterfly symbolic?

**Consider what you learnt in the competitive challenges. Apply it here!**

PAUSE. THINK. CREATE... Remember quality is be...

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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March 9, 2019
 

Writing Prompt
#ALL ABOUT ME
#FillInTheBlanks

My name is Rebecca Goldthorpe.

I am 47 years old.

I am from Amersham in Buckinghamshire. A pretty little town in the south of England though I've lived in Nottinghamshire for as long as I can remember.

Here are a few of my favourite things:

BOOKS =
"Room" by Emma Domoghue, Still Alice by Lisa Genova and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

SPORT =
"Field Hockey". I enjoyed playing at school.

TV SHOW =
Star Trek especially those featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard / the wonderful Patrick Stewart!

MOVIE =
Atonement.

FOOD =
Thai, Cantonese and Indian.   
       
COLOUR =
Jade / sea glass green.

SONG/ALBUM =
The Scientist / A Rush of Blood ...

ORIGINAL
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February 26, 2019
 

Dear Drakon805,

Goodness me! What a nightmare. We never know how much we can cope with until the time comes when we have no choice but to adjust, adapt, grin and bare it.

Having had massive blood clots before, I knew aghast it should feel like and was almost certain they wouldn't find one.  

I had massive PEs in both lungs, in addition to other blood clots and one which even passed through an unknown congenital hole in my heart and gave me the stroke I had while I was in chemotherapy, I am enormously relieved they didn't find any evidence of another one while I was admitted this time.  On the previous occasion, the worst part for me was needing to get over the overwhelming challenges of s...

MAKE YOUR MARK
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