Prompt #10(19)

The Flying Scotsman

Here in the UK, we are really excited because the Flying Scotsman is doing a tour. For those of you who don’t know, it is a steam train!

It is visiting Swanage which is in Dorset which isn’t far away from where I live so Mr.  Skinner is going to take me to see it.

In celebration of this trip, our prompt this time is for a steam train at the seaside!


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Prompt #8 (19)

Now it is Spring!

Goodness me! What is happening to the weather? Last time it was snow. Now it is bright, warm sunshine. My garden is completely muddled up! What is the weather like where you live?

As it feels almost summer0like, the picture this time is of Ely, a cathedral city in Cambridge which is in the east of the UK.

  • What would it feel like to be here?
  • What can you hear?
  • Which part of the picture do you like best?


The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 9th March 

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Prompt #7 (19)

We have snow!

Now I know for some of you,  snow is not a big deal but here in the UK, it is. It causes chaos most of the time. I love to look out on it but just wish it feel in the gardens & fields & not on the roads & pavements.

If you are not in the UK, do tell us what it is like when you get snow.

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Well, in case you have had enough of the snow, this is a warm, toasty picture for you.


The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 16th February

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Prompt #6 (19)

Exciting news!

Those of you who take part in 100 Word Challenge will know about our talented ‘artist in residence’ Terry Culkin (@terryculkin1) who creates ‘toons’ for showcase winners.

Well, he has turned his attention to 5 Sentence Challenge so do watch your mailboxes for a special surprise. Obviously, you have to be in it to win it so do get your classes writing!

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Now, as you can see we have lots of people on a bus. They all seem to be chatting so this is a great chance to practice conversations. You might ask where they are going as well as describing what they are wearing.

The form will close at 23.45 UK Time on 2nd February

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Prompt #5(19)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with lots of time to relax. Now, it’s off on a new year of writing!

I was sent a jigsaw to do that was just like this!

Things to think about:

  • What sort of a place is this?
  • How do you know?
  • Give the cats a name each & tell me what they are feeling
  • Are they being naughty?


The form will close at 23.45 UK time on 19th January

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Prompt #3

Down at the harbour

This time we have a busy harbour for you to write about.

Things to think about:

  • what is a chandler?
  • Who are the children?
  • What is the blue van carrying?
  • Where have the ships in the harbour been/going?


The form will close ar 23.45 UK Time on 1st December

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Prompt #1 (19)

Welcome back!

After a dreadfully long time, due to some gremlins getting into the system 5 Sentence Challenge is back with you. Thew is the writing project for EMERGING writers, not those who are well on their writing journey.

Sign up

As we are starting a new year please sign up if you want to continue to take part in this challenge. Just complete this short form HERE

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Here is a very busy picture. It is called ‘Cheese & Chutney’


The form will close at 23.45 on 27th October.

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