5 Word Challenge

Here’s a challenge that my sister-in-law set me at Christmas – I failed miserably but I’m sure you can do better.

Can you create a 5-word sentence where each of the 5 words is exactly the same?

Here’s a clue – the word has 3 different meanings within the sentence, it is used as a verb, a noun and a proper noun. The word is spelt the same each time it is used.

I’ll post the answer on Wednesday (if you use the box on the right to subscribe to this blog via email, the answer will automatically arrive in your inbox as soon as it’s posted – it’s free and you can unsubscribe at any time).

In the meantime if you’re running out of inspiration for your writing, take a look at Sally Quilford’s blog. She’s currently running a challenge to write 100,000 words in 100 days – not for the faint-hearted and definitely not for me! But to help those who are up to the challenge she is posting a selection of writing prompts each day. Many of them are quite inspiring and could easily trigger a short story or a poem. Why not nip over there, choose a prompt and get writing!

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  1. #1 by Julia on January 16, 2012 - 1:08 pm

    I know this one Sally!
    Can I give a clue?
    Think animal.

    • #2 by Sally Jenkins on January 16, 2012 - 1:18 pm

      You’re right, Julia, it does involve an animal but I’m saying no more than that.

  2. #3 by Tracy Fells on January 16, 2012 - 2:48 pm

    A tough challenge – even with Julia’s clue! Will pose this to my brain-box teenager. Yes not sure about 100,000 words in 100 days… I did the NaNoWriMo challenge over Nov, which was 50,000 words in one month. I did it, but NEVER again… have almost completed the novel which it helped to launch but the downside was I suffered a lot of neck/back pain and put on a few pounds too from all the sitting and typing!

  3. #4 by susanjanejones on January 16, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    This sounds exciting, I’m going to have a think. Only five words. o.k.

    • #5 by Sally Jenkins on January 16, 2012 - 8:04 pm

      Tracy – one go at NaNoWriMo was enough for me too! Sitting in one place for a long time is no good for anyone, or at least that’s my excuse.
      Susan – once you hear the answer, you’ll never forget it.

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