Crimson’s Creative Challenge #32


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.

Former Water Tower on outskirts of village. The sign of gate reads: No Junk Mail

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62 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #32

  1. “No junk mail or circulars, please. My house is round enough already.”

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  2. Brian Bixby says:

    The new postal carrier was dumbfounded. “What am I supposed to do with the junk mail, then?” he asked his predecessor.

    The old man shrugged. “Toss it out. I did.”

    “But that’s against postal regulations,” protested the young fellow.

    “Who’s going to know?”

    The old man had a point. The water tower was at the dead end of a dirt road, the only structure on it. Most of the junk mail was addressed to “RESIDENT.” Oh, there were a few addressed to “Ms. Resident.” The new carrier was not sure if that was the inhabitant’s name, or someone had a lame sense of humor.

    But he was young, and had a sense of duty. “The mail’s addressed here, it’s going to be delivered here.” He took the entire bundle of mail for the address, and stuffed it into the box.

    Nothing happened.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      Has me chuckling; I thank you.. Though, as with when I first discovered the tower with its challenging notice, I have to wonder where Mr and/or Ms Resident resided. For it is but a staircase spiralling around a central column which, I imagine, housed the original pump, to feed into a not-over spacious reservoir at the top. Perhaps, now no longer required to hold water, that reservoir was converted into a lofty eyrie. But no sign of life when I visited. Except various birds and creepy-crawlies.

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  7. Here’s my take on the prompt:

    Sorry for the tardiness…
    Happy reading! 🙂

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  8. Laleh Chini says:

    LOL, that looks like a tomb, so sending mail to dead.

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  12. I just posted mine here:
    and now i read at the bottom of this post that my story could have been 150 words. Always read the directions, and all that. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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  14. Well, my mind took this to another place altogether … 😉
    Nice prompt photo!!!

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  19. Violet Lentz says:

    I found a delightful little character study in this photo.. Thanks again Crispina…

    Liked by 1 person

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  22. Water towers are so interesting…I enjoyed where this photo led 🙂

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