Wow This is Different

Fan Favorite Challenge #1 – SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT
Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead. Your words for the fan favorite challenge are:

  • year
  • health
  • happy
  • safe
  • beginning

The Earth made another trip around the Sun, but my condition was not improving.  I was content that most of my pain was gone due to the medications that I took, but I was not pleased or joyful or delighted that the medicine made me feel drowsy.  I kept wearing my mask and social distancing which made me feel secure and I hoped that I would get my vaccine soon so I could remain unscathed.  2021 should be the start of something good, especially with the inauguration of Joe Biden and things returning back to normal.

Fan Favorite Challenge #2 – DOUBLE TAKE
The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all of them in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Your homophone sets this week are:
hole and whole

AND

broach and brooch

Sometimes it may not be clear what a person is talking about, especially when homonyms are involved.  On the whole, taking everything into account, generally I think that somebody should patch up that hole before the ship sinks.  As I broach my plans for the New Year, I decided to cut back on wearing jewelry except for that butterfly brooch that I love so much.

Fan Favorite Challenge #3 – OPPOSING FORCES
This challenge is all about “opposing forces” and the use of antithesis in our writing. You will need to use the two opposing words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Your words this week are:
– front and back
– high and low

It might be a good idea to face things from the front and not look back.  Pete Townshend of the Who was called The Seeker because he kept on searching low and high.

Fan Favorite Challenge #4 – UNIQUE PERSONALITY
This challenge is all about the use of personification in writing. You will need to use the statement provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Your statement using, personification is: The flowers we fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

The Sun embraced the flowers with its light and that made the flowers happy.  A bee stopped by for some nourishment and tickled the stamens on many of the flowers, causing them to open their petals wider and laugh.  Three butterflies stopped by to say hello and pass the time of day and then they fluttered off.

Fan Favorite Challenge #5 – MAD ABOUT METAPHOR
This challenge is all about the use of metaphor in writing. You will need to use the metaphor provided in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Your metaphor this week is: Hope is on the horizon.

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi you’re my only hope, but with the new vaccines on the way, there may be hope on the horizon.  Hope is intangible entity and it has no business being on the horizon, but if something does exist on the horizon, you can be certain that it will happen real soon.  Hope is reserved for good things and the reason that people hope is because they want things to turn out better than they currently are.

Fan Favorite Challenge #6 – SOUND BITE
This challenge explores the use of ONOMATOPOEIA. You will need to use the THREE onomatopoeic words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Your three words, using onomatopoeia are: bang, pop, splish

Bang, bang my baby shot me down, as pop goes the weasel and mermaids riding on whales splish into the sea.

Fan Favorite Challenge #7 – LUCKY DIP
The Lucky Dip challenge explores different poetry forms. Your poetry form this week is a Cinquain. See here for a format guide.

Line 1: One word (a noun, the subject of the poem)
Line 2: Two words (adjectives that describe the subject in line 1)
Line 3: Three words (-ing action verbs–participles–that relate to the subject in line 1)
Line 4: Four words (a phrase or sentence that relates feelings about the subject in line 1)
Line 5: One word (a synonym for the subject in line 1 or a word that sums it up)

Its form is defined by the number of words, it does not rhyme and there is no need to count syllables in each line.

Cinquain
Unrhymed beauty
Giving telling growing
Not an easy task
Pentameter

Fan Favorite Challenge #8 – RHYME TIME
The Rhyme Time challenge explores the use of rhyme in writing. Your rhyming words this week are:
– help
– yelp
– whelp
– kelp

The shape-shifting kelpie called out help when it got stuck in the kelp, welp it was not injured, so there was no reason to yelp.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix hosted by weejars aka Sarah where we are discovering what the Fan Favorites are.

8 thoughts on “Wow This is Different

  1. Hi, Jim, I am obliged to say thank you, for the insight you’ve provided into how I can blog, given my interests. I hope 2021 has started smoothly. I am not going to do this weekend’s Song Lyric Sunday, but I would like to see how you look on my end.

    I hope to rejoin you in a week.

    Regards, “Odell01”

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