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Travel theme: Dry



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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object


Previously published on my photo blog Eye-Catcher

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

Posted in Poems

Hopes, dreams and byways



and so many dreams

I have for you, sweetheart

your road is paved

with solid bricks

in graceful patters

quick, but with imagination

relaxed, yet with passion

and always forward


The road you follow now

has too many curves

to my liking



even dead ends

but tastes differ

you sense life

and feel it your way


I let go of your hand

wave and smile at you

and watch while you take

a different path

with head held high

a byway

that in time

will surely become

your highway


MC Driessen blogs


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Smaug’s Tail

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Imagination

Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever

– Walt Disney


Is this a piece of art? Or could it really be Smaug’s tail? For dragons are masters of disguise.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition


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A juxtaposition is the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast. These ‘reuzen en dwergen’ – giants and dwarves – were photographed for exactly that: to lure people to the carnival and circus by showing their contrast.

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Travel theme: Wood

Wood. Since my childhood, wood has had my complete adoration. What a delightful theme! Once again Ailsa has come up with an original idea. Here’s my take on the challenge: a wooden privy. It’s not in my back yard though 😉



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Posted in Six word stories

M.C. Escher

My own entry in the Six Word Story Challenge: Puzzle

The challenge continues, even after completion.


Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972), usually referred to as M. C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations. Click and take a look at his amazing art!

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Posted in Six word story challenges

Six Word Story Challenge: Puzzle

To keep our thirsty brains occupied, we often take up the challenge of puzzles. There are all kinds of puzzles: logic puzzles, mathematical and mechanical puzzles, paper and picture, word and game puzzles, and many more.

A puzzle is a problem or game that tests the ingenuity of the solver. In a basic puzzle, one is intended to put together pieces in a logical way in order to come up with the desired solution. Puzzles are often contrived as a form of entertainment, but they can also stem from serious mathematical or logistical problems — in such cases, their successful resolution can be a significant contribution to mathematical research.

Solutions to puzzles may require recognizing patterns and creating a particular order. People with a high inductive reasoning aptitude may be better at solving these puzzles than others. Puzzles based on the process of inquiry and discovery to complete may be solved faster by those with good deduction skills.


The challenge for you:

Write a story about PUZZLES in just six words. Or let the story be the PUZZLE! Let a photo or image inspire you to write a story. Or first write the story, and then make or search for a picture to go with it.

Here’s a Six Word Story by Ernest Hemingway.


Such an impact and unseen images in only six words…

Publish your Six Word Story on your own website/blog and paste the link to that post in a comment to this one here at Figments. I will include your contribution in this post, forming a list of stories.

Will you join me? Will you? Say you do. :) And share the challenge news!

I look forward to your stories.



Who’s next? :)

The next challenge will be published on February 5. Doe je liever mee in het Nederlands, ga dan naar Verhaal in zes woorden met beeld: Puzzel.

Older stories:
130226 – Poverty
130313 – Spring
130327 – Writing

130410 – Light
130424 – Music
130515 – Transport
130529 – Pets
130612 – Regret
130616 – Inspiration
130703 – Commercials
130814 – Vacation
130829 – Memory
130911 – Terrorism
130925 – Youth
131030 – The Weather
131113 – Film
131127 – Art
131211 – Food
131229 – Retrospect


Posted in Animals, Photo


Again my heart is in danger. If you have seen my post Noble, you will know what I’m talking about. Don’t you just want to hug this couple? I do!


Photo credit: Just Lovely