Crimson’s Creative Challenge #50


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)
by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Here’s wishing you inspirational explosions. And FUN.

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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81 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #50

  1. Hopefully I do one this week. I feel some ideas forming…

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  3. Wasn’t really sure of where to go with this but here it is 🙂

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  5. Impressive stone and ironwork, and the colour of the leaves on the trees in the background is lovely. Great photo, Crispina! 🙂

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  7. Brian Bixby says:

    When English Heritage acquired Fauxhall Manor, the anticipated costs to restore the property to its former glory raised questions in Parliament. The Prime Minister, caught by surprise, sputtered that it would be cheaper to burn down the place and sell tickets to see the ruins. Earl Summerisle, serving in the Cabinet as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, mistakenly assumed this was among the duties of his sinecure, and did just that.

    Visitors to the manor pass through the magnificent gates, through the extensive park, to the ruins of the former manor. The most popular attraction at Fauxhall Manor is the torching of paper-mache models of the old manor by Dick Wooler (the former Earl Summerisle, before his trial in the House of Lords), which are performed at noon, 3:15 PM, and 8:30 PM on summer weekends, weather permitting.

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  8. Jen Goldie says:

    Are the gates locked? Were you able to take a walk through the grounds? So many questions. 🙂
    Once again you’ve peaked my curiosity thinking lol

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  9. Great looking place, I immediately thought of the musical masterpiece referenced in my little rhyme at

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  10. Violet Lentz says:

    Looks like the gates to s magical place. Hmmmm

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  13. I hope this doesn’t offend any sensibilities, but you did say to have fun 🙂

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    • I’m hard to offend. I enjoyed your little ditty, as you put it.


      • I’m glad it passes muster. I have strong views, but I don’t like getting up the strils.

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      • Yea, well, I’m not related to the inmates.

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      • That’s okay. I’d have given you a safe conduct pass even if you had been.

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      • Though in truth, I do know of the family rather more than just in passing by the gate, as you might realise if you read my take on this tomorrow.


      • I’d better take my revolutionary fervour somewhere else then…

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      • Free speech means that: neither you nor I will be offended should we find ourselves standing on opposites sides. Yet having said that, I am still the village girl, and have no reason to defend the landed gentry. Except I saw what happened elsewhere when a related estate was broken up. And it wasn’t to the benefit of the community. It was a rape of the environment to line the coffers of businessmen. Thus, rather the estates stay in the hands of those that respect them, who will protect the flora and fauna, not cut swathes through the countryside to grub up sand and gravel to build roads, and roads, and roads.
        And now I exit stage right. 🙂

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      • What if they were nationalised? Not in anybody’s hands except the nation’s? Since the people who own them say they can’t afford the upkeep anyway.

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      • We do have National Trust and English Heritage… so then the charge for entry goes into coffers, and ploughed back in, and there is no difference. Entry still isn’t free. They might be national treasures, but they’re not free for all to enjoy, no more than out art gallaries and museums

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      • I think an entry fee is a good idea and necessary. The public coffers aren’t bottomless. That’s assuming that the public have access though.


      • Then where is the difference between the family who have farmed this land since 1300s charging admission, and the government department? Surely the family who has always held it has more care for the land? They want to keep it in a fertile and viable condition to hand to their heirs.


      • Well, usually it isn’t the family that goes back to feudal times that has farmed it but their serfs and tenants. You’re surely not suggesting that people like the Windsors (who don’t go back anywhere close to the Middle Ages) have ever actually got their hands dirty?
        I’m not convinced that many farmers do what’s best for the land. If they did they wouldn’t have torn up all the hedges. They want to hand on a profitable business to their heirs.

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      • And I would say our discussion needs to end there.


  14. Jen Goldie says:

    Wow! I just realized this is a landmark as they say. Number 50. With a beautiful photo to go with it. I’m working on something and hope it’s good enough to mark the occasion.It’s a wonderful photo Crispina 🌾

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  17. Violet Lentz says:

    I am thinking this is about as magical as I can get…. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. A bit tardy again, but I’m glad to try and get this one in, anyhow … 🙂

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