Writing Challenge #25

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WEEKLY CHALLENGE #25

  1. WRITE:  Pick any era. Write a paragraph describing what your character is wearing using proper terminology for that time.

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2. COMMENT: You MUST comment on FOUR other entries to qualify. If you do not, your entry will be disqualified from the challenge. Give and take… Keep the cycle going.

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4. DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 27th at 11:59 p.m. PST. Voting booth will open for this challenge on Wednesday, September 28th, and the winners will be announced the following Wednesday, October 5th.

CONGRATULATIONS: To the winners of Challenge #23… Lina Rehal, Riss Ryker and Marcia Yearwood!

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Author Notes

95 Comments for “Writing Challenge #25”

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The Last Pharaoh

The lovely Cleopatra slipped into a sheer, low-cut black dress with wide straps and a white cloak attached at the shoulders. The dramatic dark blue shadow and black kohl gave her eyes a mysterious, sexy look. She donned a shoulder length wig with gold ornaments dangling from the ends of its tight curls. The gold band, cuffed high on her arm, coiled around her flesh. With its two emerald stones, it resembled a snake. She wore sandals covered with garnets and pearls, her favorite of all stones. The last pharaoh of Egypt awaited the arrival of her beloved Antony.

Mary Cooney-Glazer

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Cleopatra is every inch a sophisticated femme fatale here. The richness of the textures, colors, and jewels paint a vivid picture. She is truly a beautiful, powerful woman. Yet, she wants to look even more special for her love.
Very nice job! Mary

Carol Moore

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“Man look at that cool fox, with the tie dyed Halter top, mini skirt and go go boots. Chick is out of sight Dude. I would toke one with her.”

RissRyker518

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Brag handed his mate a bone needle to replace the one she broke as she pierced holes in the newly softened mink hide. Nodding and smiling gratefully, she pierced holes in the hide and strung a piece of long leather through the holes for the finishing touches. Motioning Brag to try on his new foot wear, she smiled as he proudly showed them off. With his new shoes and thick, fur wrap, he could endure the cold tundra winds for the Mammoth hunt tomorrow.

Tim Hillebrant

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Your mind went to the same place mine did, Ryss! I loved your neolithic setting, and could easily be taken back to those ancient times in what you wrote here.

Well done,

Tim

RissRyker518

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Thanks, Tim! I think the best book series ever written about these times was Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel…A MUST read…

Tim Hillebrant

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I agree, Ryss. I’ve read it several times- all but the newest one, which I’ve yet to read. My favorites are the first and second novels, but they’re all good reading. Those books, and an early life experience in the bush by myself, helped foster my interest in being able to live off the land. You’re right- they’re GREAT reading!!

RissRyker518

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I haven’t read the second to the last or the last yet…I’ve read the rest over and over and STILL find new things! You’re right, it also fostered my own interest in being self sustainable from learning all about plants and their medicinal and edible properties.

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Coco tossed aside her corset and smoked with her slimline holder. She loved to dance the Charleston in seedy basement clubs much to the chagrin of her Pater. But the vote for women was to change the world and the Flapper was born.

Anisa Claire

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His cloak, black as coal, rippled slightly in the soft breeze alerting Elodie of his presence. The hood shadowed the majority of his face, leaving only a fraction of reflection from his deep-set eyes. She couldn’t decipher if what stood before her was human or supernatural. Left with no choice, Elodie stepped forward, closer to the figure before her. Cautiously, he lowered his sword.

Mary Cooney-Glazer

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Flowing black cape, hood, sword, wonderful words to describe a shadowy character

Interesting that supernatural comes into this. The makings of a good story are here, especially around Halloween.

You’ve created a gutsy lady in Elodie too. Enjoyed the read Mary

Tim Hillebrant

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Jedidiah looked off into the horizon, watching the sun set through the clouds gathering to the west. He tightened the sash on his buffalo skin cloak, as the cooling wind tugged and pulled at his leather breeches. Soon, he’d be up to the tops of his moccacsins in snow and mud, but that’s when the beaver pelts were best. Reaching into his possibles, he removed a hunk of deer jerky. He’d have a season, maybe two before it was trapped out. Best now to get started.

says:

This is good writing Tim. I would like to read on. Question: what are ‘possibles?’

Tim Hillebrant

says:

Hi Patricia,

My apologies, I thought I’d responded to your question. Carol has the gist of it- to the Mountain Man, his “Possibles” bag was a leather bag that served much like pockets do today- it held everything he couldn’t put on his belt or in the saddlebags of his horse or mule. Things like flint & steel, his pipe & tobacco, some food like jerky or pemmican, maybe some salt or other things he could use to trade like beads, coins, etc.

Thanks for the review! 🙂

Anisa Claire

says:

Excellent description in this, Tim. I also chose a cloak! I wish I could just have a whole wardrobe of them. Lol. Great entry.

Tim Hillebrant

says:

Hey Anisa!
Glad you liked the paragraph! 😀
My mom used to make cloaks out of velour. Very hot in the summer, but lots of fun. My favorite one she did was black with a deep, royal purple lining. The hood was more of a cowl, and could cover your face almost completely. Used to have a lot of fun wearing those.

RissRyker518

says:

Awesome descriptions for the time period you chose, Tim. I could definitely picture it all. But yes, what ARE possibles?

Tim Hillebrant

says:

Hi Riss,

I’m glad you liked the paragraph, and appreciate your comment.
As to your question- to the Mountain Man, his “Possibles” bag was a leather bag that served much like pockets do today- it held everything he couldn’t put on his belt or in the saddlebags of his horse or mule. Things like flint & steel, his pipe & tobacco, some food like jerky or pemmican, maybe some salt or other things he could use to trade like beads, coins, etc.

Thanks for the review! 🙂

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Victorian era – As abruptly as the turmoil had begun, the winds ceased, Prissy dropped gently to the floor and was positioned before a large, oval mirror. Looking into the glass, she stared at herself wearing a long dress of pale blue silk with festoons of silk caught up with rosettes of ribbon. She raised the skirt revealing a frothy embroidered and lace-edged petticoat. On her feet, she wore white satin slippers studded with tiny seed pearls.

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