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If you came here looking for Esther’s regular challenges, I have handed them back into her much more capable hands. It was a lot of fun while it lasted.

Hop straight across to her first challenge of 2022. It’s a Laugh-along-a-Limerick starring the single word prompt: BACK.

Eshter’s back! Hurrah!

Esther’s back on board!
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Esther’s Challenge – Can You Tell A Story In . . .

It is the final Thursday of 2021 and time for the last five-word story challenge of the year from Esther Chilton

This is an open invitation to all of my followers and Esther’s to have some fun with words.

Today, Esther’s challenge to you is to tell a story in five words, using the word BUSH in it somewhere.

Lance and Esther

As this is my last day in the saddle before handing the reins of these challenges back their rightful owner, I have taken the liberty of giving you eight starters, the first three of which mention my Dad, Bony Tony.

Bony Tony loved Millbush Farm

Bony Tony hid in bush

Bony Tony supped Bushmills whiskey

Silkworms beautify delicious mulberry bush

Lushest bush yields juiciest fruits

Moses ignited the burning bush

Shimmering gossamer envelopes curvaceous bush

Graphite bushes provide self-lubricated contacts

There may be more to come from me on this post as the week, and the year, rolls on.

Please post your submissions in the Comments on this post.

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Esther’s Challenge – Laugh-along-a-Limerick

Happy Monday to you all and welcome to the final week of 2021 and to Esther Chilton’s regular kick-off-the-week challenge.

I have been honoured to be given the custody of Esther’s challenges for the last few months while she recovers from shoulder surgery. She is now well enough to take back control in the New Year, so this is my final week.

As a reward for taking care of her challenge posts, Esther has allowed me to choose the one word prompts for both posts this week.

Lance and Esther

My first word is BROW.

So, are you able to write a limerick using the word BROW in it somewhere which will amuse the rest of us?

We’d really like to end year on a huge COL: Chuckle Out Loud. That’s so much better than the more common LOL, don’t you think?

So write a limerick that will send us riding into 2022 on the crest of a COLossal COL.

If you prefer to side-step the weekly prompt, please feel free to ignore our prompt and write a limerick to suit your current mood and feelings. Just let it flow. Delight us all with your creativity.

Post your submissions in the Comments on this post

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Esther’s Challenge – Can You Tell A Story In . . .

It is the eve of Christmas Eve and time for your latest five-word story challenge from Esther Chilton

This is an open invitation to all of my followers and Esther’s to have some fun with words.

In line with the season of festivities, Esther’s one-word prompt for today’s challenge is CHRISTMAS. So, can you tell a story in five words using the word CHRISTMAS in it somewhere.

Here are a few starters for you:

Christmas cracker made me laugh

Christmas pudding should be fruity

Black bun makes my Christmas

What is your Christmas tipple?

Please post your submissions in the Comments on this post.

Esther Chilton
Esther Chilton
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Esther’s Challenge – Laugh-along-a-Limerick

Happy Monday to you all and welcome to Christmas week and to Esther Chilton’s regular kick-off-the-week challenge.

We had a lot of fun last week, composing limericks that contained the word SLIP.

This week, Esther’s one word prompt for our limericks is SANTA. So, are you able to write a limerick using the word SANTA in it somewhere which will amuse the rest of us?

The big question on my lips is, “Will you be good or will you be naughty?” The filling of your Christmas stocking could rest on your answer!

If you prefer to side-step the weekly prompt, avoiding difficult questions from SANTA, please feel free to ignore our prompt and write a limerick to suit your current mood and feelings. Just let it flow. Delight us all with your creativity.

Post your submissions in the Comments on this post

Esther Chilton
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Esther’s Challenge – Can You Tell A Story In . . .

It is Thursday and time for your latest five-word story challenge from Esther Chilton

This is an open invitation to all of my followers and Esther’s to have some fun with words.

Today is my birthday, which I have the honour to share with Ludwig van Beethoven, Arthur C Clarke, Jane Austen and Catherine of Aragon.

Before I proceed any further down the slippery path of relating more events that happened on this day in history, allow me to introduce Esther’s latest challenge to you all. It is to tell a story in five words, using the word SLIDE in it somewhere.

Here are a few starters for you:

Don’t let the opportunity slide

Lubrication guarantees a smooth slide

From the shadows they slide

Helter-skelter slide is exciting ride

Please post your submissions in the Comments on this post.

Lance and Esther

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Esther’s Challenge – Laugh-along-a-Limerick

Happy Monday to you all and welcome, once again, to Esther Chilton’s regular kick-off-the-week challenge.

Last week’s limericks, based around the one word prompt, GLUM made Esther and me chuckle. See if you can have the same effect on us today with your responses to her latest challenge.

Esther’s one word prompt for our limericks today is SLIP. So, are you able to write a limerick using the word SLIP in it somewhere which will amuse the rest of us?

If you prefer to side-step the weekly prompt, avoiding the SLIP, please feel free to ignore our prompt and write a limerick to suit your current mood and feelings. Just let it flow. Delight us all with your creativity.

Post your submissions in the Comments on this post

Esther Chilton
Esther Chilton
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Esther’s Challenge – Can You Tell A Story In . . .

It is Thursday and time for your latest five-word story challenge from Esther Chilton

This is an open invitation to all of my followers and Esther’s to have some fun with words.

Today, Esther’s challenge to you is to tell a story in five words, using the word PARTY in it somewhere.

Here are a few starters for you:

Come to my birthday party

There was definitely no party

Perhaps there WAS a party

I was unaware of party

Please post your submissions in the Comments on this post.

Esther

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Esther’s Challenge – Laugh-along-a-Limerick

Happy Monday to you all and welcome, once again, to Esther Chilton’s regular kick-off-the-week challenge.

The weather around here is looking grey and dismal at the beginning of the week. That makes me feel a little bit GLUM.

And that is Esther’s one word prompt for our limericks today. Perhaps you can you write a limerick using the word GLUM in it somewhere which will cheer the rest of us up?

If you prefer to side-step the weekly prompt, please feel free to ignore it and write a limerick to suit your current mood and feelings. Just let it flow. Delight us all with your creativity.

Post your submissions in the Comments on this post

Esther
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Esther’s Challenge – Can You Tell A Story In . . .

It is Thursday and time for your latest five-word story challenge from Esther Chilton

This is an open invitation to all of my followers and Esther’s to have some fun with words.

Today, Esther’s challenge to you is to tell a story in five words, using the word CALENDAR in it somewhere.

Here are a few starters for you:

Desk calendars lose weight daily

Dilbert calendar always tickles me

Enter resolutions on annual calendar

Please post your submissions in the Comments on this post.

Esther

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