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A Writing Challenge: The Door to Nowhere

Updated on July 20, 2015

Thoughts Before We Begin

I love meatloaf!

How’s that for an introduction to a writing challenge?

Seriously, you could feed me meatloaf five days a week and I’d be a happy camper…but….I hate meatloaf when it is overdone and dry. Gag me with a spoon!

The same can be said about writing challenges. I like them, I see value in them, but if there are too many…if they are overdone….I start to develop that gag reflex.

There have been a lot of writing challenges of late. I have participated in some. I have not had the time to participate in them all. Have there been too many? If so, then this one should have a large number of you gagging.

But never fear! Nobody says you have to participate. Do it…don’t do it….your choice!

What I do believe in, and what I think we can never get enough of as writers, are exercises that force us out of our comfort zones so that we can grow in our craft, and that’s why I’m adding another challenge to the growing number. I want you to continue to grow.

So I hope you take on this challenge, and by doing so I hope you find some added growth as a writer.

The Door to Nowhere
The Door to Nowhere | Source

From Margaret

Was it really only yesterday? When looking for the hope of tomorrow, women, the shadowed attendants of man emerged from behind closed doors? Became stewards of historical change, administrators of reform? Became a voice, present in narrative? Articulated inalienable rights for all, and called for a shared consciousness?

Breaking down the door to nowhere, opened to windows of possibilities, man and woman alike.

The Challenge

Your prompt is a visual one. The picture above is the Door to Nowhere. Yes, you may use the picture with your essay/story. Also, as part of your prompt, you have to begin your challenge with the following sentence:

Was it really only yesterday?

Let me give you some background for those of you who need that sort of thing.

The picture was taken in downtown Olympia, in what we might lovingly call the seedier side of town. The location was an alleyway which runs between rundown businesses, and there are apartments above the storefronts. The door you are looking at is one such apartment.

That particular alley was strewn with debris and dumpsters, and maybe thirty feet from where we stood, a homeless man slept against the side of one of those buildings. I saw a rat while standing there….I saw two policemen….I saw the dome of the capitol building a half-mile in the distance. It was an overcast day but not raining, but the skies were threatening.

I think that’s all you’ll need to get started. You can use that information or not use it. It makes no difference to me. I just thought I’d toss it in as background information in case you wanted it.

Same door different setting
Same door different setting | Source

Would You Mind If I Gave It a Go?

I’ll keep it short. Let me just do a few paragraphs for inspiration, and then I’ll get out of your way. Besides, if I do about five-hundred more words, I’ll hit the magic twelve-fifty on this article and the HP staff will be pleased with me.

Okay? Here goes nothing!

Was it really only yesterday?

Or was it ten years ago?

Time has so little meaning now.

I walk among the hallways that reek of vomit and piss. The sounds of human misery seep through the walls, reminding me that life can be death and death, life, and it’s all in the roll of the cosmic dice….silver spoon in mouth or silver spoon cooking a new load for the needle and oblivion.

Where did it go wrong? How did it go wrong?

Looking out the window is simply another reminder that misery loves company. The Night People are patrolling the streets, feeding on the misery of others, rolling a drunk, robbing a tourist, stealing cars and trading it in for five minutes of manufactured happiness, a roll under the sheets with a hooker, a roll in the hay with Jim Beam, that silver-tongued fool who dispenses amnesia one gulp at a time.

I stare at a tv screen that died many moons ago. Now all I see are my reflections, reflections of loss, of shame and yes, of loathing. The rain continues to pour as though the angels themselves cry for us all, a continual torrent that somehow fails to cleanse us of our own personal demons. Movement to my right, a rat, deliriously happy for finding leftovers turned bluish-green on the floor. Movement on my left, my old lady, passed out again, passed over again, the perennial loser in the lottery of life. Her breathing is shallow, her snore grating, her love long ago faded, wilted and disappeared.

Once I walked among lilies growing in a field of unlimited possibilities. Now I am surrounded by wilting blooms and decay, and it can all be traced to that moment, that seemingly insignificant moment ten years earlier, when reality took the train out of town leaving me at the station of hopelessness.

I take another drag of my cigarette and inhale the regrets of a life wasted. What should I do? Where should I go? Every door is a door to nowhere.

In the alley below the door
In the alley below the door | Source

The Rules

The rules are….there are no other rules than the two I already mentioned. You can write poetry…you can write a short story….you can write free-flow verse…..you can write whatever you feel like writing, but you have to use the picture I have provided, and you must begin with the sentence I provided.

I do ask you to notify me if you respond to this challenge. That way I can link your response to this article. The more the better!

The Reward

What do you get out of this?

You get practice at writing and improving your craft. I’m not sure a serious writer needs anything else. You’ll get a little exposure, and that is never a bad thing. I’ll even feature you on my writing blog, a blog read by millions (well, maybe not millions), and soon fame and fortune will be yours (well, maybe not fame and fortune). J

And you’ll get my respect and thanks!

Any questions?

Then let’s do it to it like Sonny Pruitt!

Sha...Cristen...Audrey....Wayne...John...Jamie...Ruby...Zulma....Ann....all of you...I'm counting on all of you to dazzle us with your writing brilliance.

2015 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Examiner. I'll take a look at it now and then share the link on my hub.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Diva, dad didn't raise a fool. When I see something good I find a way to use it. Thank you!

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      ArtDiva 2 years ago

      Just noticed you inserted my "random thought"...the sentence or two that doesn't follow the same track as most and in response to your challenge. Thank you because I am clueless as to how it would have passed inspection for publication with so few words expressed. Never thought it would get here.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      I know that I am late but I just published the challenge tonight.

      Kevin

      https://hubpages.com/literature/theexaminer-1...

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I did for sure, Deb. I am constantly amazed by the talent that surrounds me here....and you are part of that amazing talent.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Definitely a good idea. Looks like you got a number of good responses.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks, King. I'll be right there.

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      King Of Fantasia 2 years ago from Ireland

      Hi billybuc. Just to let you know my article for the Door To Nowhere challenge titled Behind The Strange Door is now approved and published. Hope you like it.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Fantastic, King of Fantasia. I'll be on the lookout for it. Thank you!

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      King Of Fantasia 2 years ago from Ireland

      Hi Billy. I've responded to the Door to Nowhere challenge and have published. However, I will have to wait until article goes through a Quality Assessment Process.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Chris/Cam....I'll take a look at it tomorrow morning. I have no doubt it is high quality.

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      Chris Mills 2 years ago from Maple City, Michigan

      Bill, as soon as I saw the door, the gears began to grind inside my skull. So I'll be weighing in on this challenge with a dark story of horror. That's just the way this one took me. I'll post a warning at the beginning. Thanks for setting this up and for offering your excellent insights into writing. I'll be along with my story later this afternoon....Saturday.

      Chris/cam

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Lies.....I'm just trying to share a few things I've learned along the way, and if it helps other writers then fantastic.

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      Linda Bryen 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      This is a great challenge Bill and thank you for giving us the chance to shine like you do. I do admire your way of writing and I am learning a lot from you. Thank you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Diva, just send it to me in an email and I'll insert it as a sidebar holland1145@yahoo.com

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      ArtDiva 2 years ago

      Hi, Bill! Do you accept a sentence or two to as response to your challenge, a sort of random thought? If so, how would it be posted with so few words? I've never done this before, so not sure how to go about doing so.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Lizzy. I look forward to reading it.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Joy, I actually love the singer Meatloaf, so I can both ways on that one. Are you beyond help? Heck no....you are fine.

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Okay--it just sort of "happened" as I sat thinking. LOL Here it is:

      https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Door-to-Nowher...

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      Joy56 2 years ago

      A great start but I thought you were talking about Meatloaf the group. Hate meatloaf it too dry. Loved your hub. Have you found out if I am beyond help yet.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I will stay tuned, Lizzy, and I'm happy to do so. Thank you for giving it a try.

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      I've been thinking about this ever since I first read your hub, Bill.

      I think I'll give it a whirl. Stay tuned! ;)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Lorne. I'll go take a look now.

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      Lorne Hemmerling 2 years ago from Oshawa

      I gave it a whirl, not sure if it is worthy. I went in an entirely different direction.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you FictionFish. I will stop by and take a look at it.

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      Kurt Frazier Sr 2 years ago from Mobile Al

      I have just finished the challenge and had a great time writing it.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      FictionFish, now that was funny! Thanks for the laugh to end my day with...much appreciated.

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      Kurt Frazier Sr 2 years ago from Mobile Al

      The Door to Nowhere is leading me somewhere. It reeks of imagination and the unknown, Oh, the places we will see and the people that we will surely meet. What happens in Olympia stays in Olympia; or does it?

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I just saw it my friend. I'll be there shortly. Thank you again.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It grabs me fine, Alan, and I'm going to read yours shortly. Thank you for having a go.

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      Alan R Lancaster 2 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Right, here we are again. Cop this one, Bill:

      alancaster149.hubpages.com/hub/STORYLINE-16-DOOR-TO-WHERE?

      Enjoy the read.

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      Alan R Lancaster 2 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

      Must have a bash at this one, Bill. I'll keep you posted on developments. Title? How about 'Door to Where?'

      How does that grab you? Watch this space...

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Prabhjot...I will go read it now.

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      Prabhjot 2 years ago from Delhi, India

      Hello Bill. This is my response.

      https://hubpages.com/literature/Billybucs-writing-...

      Have a nice day.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Emese, that is so nice of you to say. Thank you! You really made my day with this lovely comment. And thank you for taking part in the challenge. I really appreciate that you took the time to do that.

      Have a superb week, my friend.

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      EmeseRéka 2 years ago from The Desert

      Bill, I just wanted to say thank you for this challenge. I enjoyed participating, and mostly I am still enjoying reading the entries. There are so many great writers here, on HubPages, I am honored to be part of this community. Also, this challenge was so great, for everyone. I cry and laugh and go through all of the emotions in between, reading all of the answers. You are so great at bringing the best of writers together, and challenging us all to do our best. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Also, most importantly for me, Thank you for your support! I'm so fortunate that you read my first hub and decided that it was worth your time to support me, to be my first follower :), to read my hubs, even those not related to anything you care about. Great to know you (even if just virtually).

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mr-veg, you did a great job with that challenge. Well done my friend, and thanks for playing along.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jo, I'm thinking a couple weeks and I'll have another one. Thank you and I hope you take part in the next one.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Paula, we'll practice buddy swimming. I'll hold you up when you need me. :)

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      mr-veg 2 years ago from Colorado United States

      Hi Bill, I Did take part in the challenge, not great but at least participated :) http://hub.me/ajbFJ

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

      Hello Bill,

      I am wondering when your next challenge will be? I am ready and waiting! :-) I suppose I could try to find some of your other challenges to help test my skills and allow my brain to burn. :-)

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Yeah bro....but I need swimmies. Shame on me, I never learned to swim.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I hear ya, Sis! Waiting for a good current to take you can take a very long time. Might as well start dog-paddling in the direction you want to go. :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Pete, compared to mine, yours was a walk in the park on a lovely day. LOL I thank you for taking part. You did a great job.

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      Pete Fanning 2 years ago from Virginia

      Great challenge and amazing take on the prompt billy! Love the silver spoon metaphor...I gave this a shot but it came out a little grim. I blame you!

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      A future? Finally? Thank God! This damned drifting at sea is beginning to get on my nerves!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Sis and I really do appreciate you taking part in it. I think you have a future in this. :) I'll have another one for ya in a couple weeks.

      Have a great day, my friend.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Vellur. I greatly appreciate your kind words.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      bill......Hold on to your hat!! This may be the most popular challenge yet! I can't keep up with the submissions. This challenge thing has caught on and now that I've done my first, I'm looking forward to the next.

      See.....it is true. That first step is the hardest!! Good job bro.

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed and a great challenge.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you so much, Jo. What good are experiences if we don't share them with others. My pain can possibly help others, and that's as it should be. Thank you so much for taking part in this challenge and doing such a beautiful job with it.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

      Bill,

      I just really was so moved reading your story. So glad and grateful you are in the here and now. You inspire so many of us. And these challenges of your creativeness, is a welcomed gift! Just beautiful, awesome and useful. I voted this way and shared to help spread the news, about creating our own version of such an interesting writing prompt!

      Blessings always! (((((((((( Bill )))))))

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Pawpaw, I saw it, responded, and linked. Very good job, my friend. Thank you for taking part in the challenge.

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      First time for me to respond to a writing challenge. Thanks for the opportunity to stretch my wings.

      http://pawpawwrites.hubpages.com/hub/A-Window-To-T...

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love it, Jen! That's what i was hoping for.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you, Ann. I'll be there shortly. I hope you are having a splendid Friday.

      bill

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      Jennifer Arnett 2 years ago from California

      You've got a lot of reading to do. My feed is exploding with submissions to your challenge.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Have completed my response, bill. It's called 'On the Road to Nowhere'. Hope it lives up to expectations!!

      Ann

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I've already commented, Emese. Thank you so much for taking the challenge.

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      EmeseRéka 2 years ago from The Desert

      This was the first time I responded to a writing challenge. Here it is:

      https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Door-to-Nowher...

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you DDE, and the response to the challenge has been superb.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      An encouraging hub and you have such great talent in what you do.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Read, devoured and appreciated, PS. Great job!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      As you requested I am letting you know I threw my hat in the ring....loved the topic..

      Angels are winging their way to you this evening. ps

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Flourish, that's a win-win...laughter and an idea. Thank you and I'm glad this helped you.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      You had me laughing with the meatloaf thing. And you gave me an idea for the novel I'm writing.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Got it, read it, and was very impressed by it, Ruby. Thank you my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Aesta....I appreciate you stopping by and considering doing it.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you very much, Alicia. I think challenges are fun and worthwhile.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, thank you so much. i'll be by to check out your new one shortly. In the meantime, have fun with your visitor.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I always love doors and your challenge is such good read that I am enticed to join. However, we are on the road right now so am so distracted but I am sure you will more of these challenges in the future.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a very interesting writing challenge, Bill. Thanks for issuing it. I love your own contribution to the challenge.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      You're so right, as always. Challenges make us stretch as writers and help us improve. I'm going to write for this challenge but it'll be a few days. My guest from Ireland is still here so finding time right now is difficult.

      Your partial answer to your challenge is so earthy and real. We can feel the despair in that life.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Francis, thank you so much for taking part in the challenge. I will read it now.

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      Simon 2 years ago from Ireland

      Hi Billy

      this is a great idea. it's nice to write outside your comfort zone and be given some directions.

      here is my contribution:

      https://hubpages.com/literature/The-Door-To-Nowher...

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you SAQ...I appreciate you taking the time to read this.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      RitaAnn, of course you can use those pictures. Thank you for taking on the challenge, and bless you for being a mom of many not your own. :)

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      SAQIB 2 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      I enjoyed the continuity with which I finished reading this hub !! Well written

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Manatita....we have some superb writers here and it's always fun to watch them create something out of one prompt.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Zulma, you said a mouthful...brilliance takes time. I'm looking forward to your brilliance.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Venkatachari M.....I hope you find the time to give this a try.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Frank. I appreciate it, buddy.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you John! I'll be by your site shortly.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you rdsparrowriter....I appreciate you taking the time to visit.

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      RitaAnn 2 years ago

      Hi Billy,

      I want to take your writing challenge. May I also use the photo of the trashbin?

      When I read your short story I really felt bad for you; as if you were actually going through this terrible ordeal. lol

      Great writing. Thanks for encouraging.

      I can't wait to see how my story turns out.

      RitaAnn~

      ...mom of many not my own who live similar to what you've described in your story.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Lots of interesting writing challenges, true. Thought that you were going to say too many, for a moment. Instead you gave one where many things can be said that truly reflect life right now. Nice take yourself, Bro. Necessary.

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Fine, I'll give it a shot. Just give me some time. Brilliance takes time. So does editing. :)

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      Your challenge is very exciting and inspiring. I should try to do it. But right now, I am on another health topic. I may want to try this challenge later.

      Thanks for always inspiring us.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      this will prove to gve birth to some interesting reads Billybuc.. and I will check them out.. :)

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great challenge Bill, I have written my response. "The Door to Nowhere - a poem".

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      rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

      This is interesting and seems fun, but I have never tried it before. Thank you for sharing. You are an awesome teacher :)

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sweet, Linda. I will take a look at it in the morning. In advance, thank you so much. I'm proud of you.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      John, it is your name, and I have no doubt you'll take up the challenge. I am definitely looking forward to it. Thank you my friend.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Faith, I would be thrilled if you took part in this challenge, and your sense of humor is dearly needed after my dark piece. LOL Thank you in advance sweet lady, and blessings always.

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      Linda Lum 2 years ago from Washington State, USA

      OK Bill, I've done it. I plunged into the deep end of the pool.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I have read to great responses to this already Bill. It is an interesting challenge and I see my name mentioned in your "dare" (or maybe it is another John) and I can never pass one up, so I will come up with something. I see Jen just completed hers, so off to read that. I'll be back.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      I love meatloaf too! There is just something comforting about it.

      What an interesting challenge here you have issued, dear Bill. It will be so much fun to see what everyone comes up with this one. I have already taken a peek at Sparklea's submission, and it just blew me away!

      Thanks for getting us to step out of our comfort zone. I have something in mind and may actually, believe it or not, may add my unique sense of humor if I can get it down right. I have not shared too much of my sense of humor here on HP, so that will be something different. I am wanting to catch up and participate in all of the other wonderful challenges issued prior to this one. So, I better get in gear right now!

      Peace and blessings always

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Jen! I'll read it after dinner. I really appreciate you taking part in the challenge. I knew I could count on you.

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      Jennifer Arnett 2 years ago from California

      Ok, I did it and had a ton of fun with it. The title is "Agent Chandler, Retired."

      Thanks for sparking this girl's imagination. I can't wait to see that others do with it.