It is with a heavy heart that I say that I am going to need to stand down from creating the weekly challenge. I will keep it going until the end of April, and hopefully someone will step forward to take over the reigns.

With my rehabillition and what I am doing now to move forward, I am unable to keep up with the weekly schedule. Some of you will probably have known this coming for a while, with not being able to read the stories. I don’t want to leave it so it festers and drops into anonimoty. The challenge has brought a lot of pleasure to people, and it has created a community that sticks well together.

I would rather it carries on. I have done this for five years with a short break of a few months at one point. So if anyone wants to carry it on, please let me know either on the sundayphotofiction email address below, or on my other email address:

mondrak@gmail.com

Thank you everyone for your encouragement over the years, I appreciate you all. I am going pick some of my favourite images for the last few weeks.

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Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in 200 words or less. Careful editing will keep your words within the confines of the 200 word limit. The photo doesn’t have to be centre stage, there have been times when I have had to read the story a few times to spot where the prompt is hidden. Please include a mention and / or link to whoever donated the photo.

The challenge makes you look at replacing two words with one, and a little jiggery pokery. A few words over is sometimes necessary when there is no way of shrinking it without losing an integral part of the story. Using a program like Microsoft Word or Open Office have a word counter so you can see how many you have used. A few of the stories have been going way over the limit. Please try to keep the stories within the 200 word limit.

Once you have written and posted your story, please add the link to the inlinkz froggy icon below and add it to the collection so everyone else can enjoy it as well.

The main object is to have fun.

Click on the image see a larger version.

If you have any photos that you would like to donate to Sunday Photo Fiction, please send them to:
sundayphotofiction@gmail.com

March 31st 2013
March 21st 2013. First ever Sunday Photo Fiction

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55 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction – April 8th 2018

  1. Very sorry to hear that Alistair. I am constantly amazed at your vast collection of wonderful and inspiring photo prompts. I hope you feel better soon, my very best wishes and thank you for hosting this challenge for so long despite all odds.

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  2. Sad news, mon ami, although from our recent conversations I suspected it was only a matter of time.
    I expect to be in south Englandshire this summer, so hopefully we can catch up then.
    It’ll be 5 years since my last visit!
    I wish you well, and we will stay in touch.
    Cheers

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  3. AnElephantCant tell you how sorry he is
    He says this with no fear of contradiction
    He thanks his old pal
    The indomitable Al
    Even though it is his alter ego who now does the super Sunday fabulous fantastic Photo Fiction

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  4. Hoping you take the best care of yourself and that you keep in touch from time to time.
    It has been my pleasure to participate in almost every prompt you have offered.
    But alas I’m not skilled enough to take on the hosting position.

    And I was on the ball this week with my entry…
    Bawling for a Ball

    Life is full of changes and I hope only the best for you. Hugs and friendship from across the big pond ~ Jules

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      1. Pop in now and then and let us know how you are… I’m glad we met writing that Vampire tale together. I hope you do something with the book you were working on. Do let me know how it goes.

        Hugs, Jules

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  5. I’m so sorry to hear that your situation has gotten to the point where you need to step down from this. I know that must have been a hard decision for you to make, but I am glad that you are prioritizing your health and your treatments — that is so important. I add my voice to the chorus of people saying we will miss you, and are grateful for all you have done to keep this community going for all these years! I hope that someone else will be able to take over the weekly prompts, but even if they do, it just won’t be the same without you. Take care!

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    1. Thank you Joy. Your words mean a lot. I appreciate that. I have to think of my health and my way forward. I have been remebering some of these challenges at the last moment sometimes and had to struggle out of bed to get it back out on time.

      You have always impressed me with the pictures you paint with your stories of Eneana and I hope someone takes over so you can carry them on.

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      1. Thank you for the kind words about my stories! I’m glad that you’ve enjoyed them. I participate in several weekly flash fiction challenges, although I don’t have time to do more than one or two per week. So I will definitely keep writing and posting these micro stories on my blog. It helps inspire me for my longer stories, and I really enjoy interacting with all the other writers who participate.

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      2. If you can, that would be great! The advantage of flash fiction is that at least it’s fast to read, if you only have a few minutes. The problem (I find) is reading *all* the stories from a particular challenge, and commenting on all of them, and then replying to comments, etc. Suddenly it becomes a major time commitment — as I know you are also well aware!

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  6. My god, Al, I’m going to miss you lots. I’ve been doing this for years, and it’s become a staple part of my life. Your health comes first though. I hope you get better real soon. I’ll be sending healing thoughts your way.

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  7. I am so grateful for your hosting of the Sunday Post Fiction site, but your health should come first. I only wish that I had found the SPF site earlier. All the best for the future. Mike

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  8. That is so sad to hear Al. I’m now sad that I did not discover this community sooner and so never really did get to interact with you. I hope, wish and pray that your health becomes better soon and you get strong enough to brave life’s numerous battles. All the best, do let us know if you ever need any support or help of any kind. Cheers.

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