Crimson’s Creative Challenge #20

Wymondham Level Crossing


Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
If you tag it #CCC others should be able to find it by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Here’s wishing you inspirational explosions. And FUN.

Details of the photo are given, if relevant, below this line

Level crossing on outskirts of Wymondham, part of the Wymondham to Dereham Steam Railway

About crispina kemp

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54 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #20

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    The Ghost Train of Wymondham: First reported in 1936. Appears as a solitary headlamp in the daytime, a freight train with engine and caboose at night. Alleged to adhere to the 1907 timetable; runs regardless of whether the gate is opened or closed. Local folklore has it the train was switched onto the wrong track and ran off a spur to crash into the local cemetery. Now said to run back and forth between the cemetery and Norfolk, collecting the dead souls from Norfolk while unleashing ghouls from Wymondham Cemetery, now said to be the fattest ghouls in the land. It is supposed to be a death sentence for mortals to board the train, but survivors’ accounts have been printed in the local newspapers.

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  2. Violet Lentz says:

    I like it! and I like the ghost story in the comments..

    Liked by 3 people

    • crimsonprose says:

      Yea, that’s Brian. Has a wicked sense of humour. And though he has his own blog, it’s currently not active, and these challenge responses would not fit the style. So he offers me a chuckle once a week. Love it.

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  4. Oh! Mister Porter, what shall I do?
    I want to go to Birmingham
    And they’re taking me on to Crewe,
    Send me back to London as quickly as you can,
    Oh! Mister Porter, what a silly girl I am!

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  5. Great picture. Hopefully this week’s offering fits the bill. To be found at

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  8. Jen Goldie says:

    He had so many paths he could have taken.
    Timing and circumstance is everything.
    Ah well! Next time! 🤗

    Liked by 2 people

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  12. Violet Lentz says:
    Made it in again this week, Crispina.. With yet another off-beat rendition of life.. Thank you for the wonderful prompt..

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  17. Another fabulous photo…this one made me think 🙂

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