A couple of weeks ago, Pam Brittain posted a prompt that involved my eating habits. I commented on it and, in her response, she gave me an idea for this week’s challenge.
Be gentle with her; she’s new enough that she doesn’t realize that even comments can become the heart of my challenge. Her comment had to do with revenge and I think I can probably do something with that for a challenge as long as we don’t get too serious about it.
The obvious problem comes from Romans 12:19 (King James Version) where it says:
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
I don’t want to get on the wrong side of the Lord or any of our religious members so I’m going to limit this to payback or revenge in a fun way.
Keep in mind that this is a challenge. It would be easy to recount some time you got even with someone that had hurt you. The challenge is to make whatever you write lighthearted -- not serious or hurtful.
Think of that time you got back at someone for a practical joke (s)he pulled on you and, at the end, you sat back, smiled, and said, “Revenge is sweet,” as maple syrup ran down over his/her hair.
This Week’s Challenge:
Using prose or poetry, write something (fiction, nonfiction, or essay) about getting revenge. Try not to make it serious, but aim for lighthearted fun.
If you can’t think of something from your past, try sci-fi. A human plays a trick of some kind on a robot and the robot gets even. How? I don’t know; it’s your story.
Try a western. A cowboy does something to his horse and the horse has the last laugh.
Think of fun things you’ve done to your pet and the pet turned the tables on you. Any story that includes poop in your bathtub is a guaranteed winner.
Watch Out For:
Don’t get all serious on me; let’s try to keep it lighthearted.
An excellent week. The variety was wonderful and you’ll have fun reading each of the following.
A warm Day In May : Saturday Writing Essentials (may) by William Dotani
Fire (Saturday Writing Essential) (SunWE) by Kerry Dexter
It's all about May-satwe by karen vaughan
May (Saturday Writing Essential) by Pamela Marks
May Day ~ for Saturday Writing Essential by JOHN BECK
Saturday Writing Essentials, Cinco de Mayo by Patricia J.
THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY ~ Saturday Writing Essential by Phillip DeNise
VE Day for Saturday Writing Essentials by Sheila Deeth
Submission from a Previous Challenge:
Saturday Writing Essentials The Leaky Caldron Continues by Patricia J.
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Challenge: Using prose or poetry, write something (fiction, nonfiction, or essay) about getting revenge. Try not to make it serious, but aim for lighthearted fun.
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