Okay What If? – New Skillz

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Good evening folks from both myself and Professor Cat. As you might have already guessed it’s time for another challenge should anyone feel inclined.

Thank you to all those who last month shared their ideas for custom mugs, if you were not able to view some of the ideas you can catch up HERE and have a read through the ping backs and comments, there are some interesting and evil ideas.

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For this time round, the idea came to me last night, but I needed beauty sleep and lots of it, so I had to put it on hold until this evening.

Are you ready? Okay, What if you went to bed one night and the next morning you awoke to find you were able to do three things that you couldn’t the night before. That can be anything, new skills, new talents, give it your best shot.

You have from now until I put up the next challenge to participate. I don’t believe in deadlines, usually because I miss them!

Happy writing 🙂

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Okay, What if you were a mug?

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This one is so unbelievably whacky that I think I have surpassed even myself. Please note, for the purposes of this challenge a ‘mug’ refers to:

A mug is a type of cup used for drinking hot beverages, such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate or soup

as opposed to:

1.Slang for a fool or someone who will do anything for you if you just ask such open the door, run the shop for you etc.

2.slang for a face which doesn’t really appeal to you, someone ugly

3. Any other other use of the word in any other part of the planet.

If you are still unsure, let me confirm, this is the mug to which I refer and it will also be the basis for this challenge.

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If you were this mug, which is essentially a blank canvas, how would you decorate it to let the world know it was in fact yours? What would you add to stop your work colleagues stealing it? What would be your catch phrase or picture?

The beauty of this challenge is that you are not even required to write a post if you choose not to. You can simply leave your answer in the comments. If however you do write a post, please don’t forget to link back to this post so we can all see your creation.

Get thinking and good luck 🙂

Okay, What If? Challenge – You

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I never did get to do my post for the Film challenge, shame on me! Believe me, I would hang my head in shame only I have a sore neck and I wouldn’t be able to see the keyboard.

I’m switching it up today, cos it’s Sunday not Wednesday, a lack of free time means I have to issue forth challenges on any day I have spare, lucky you lot, that day is today!

But first a recap, the theme of the last challenge was film and these awesome people got their thinking caps on and submitted an entry:

Okay, What if? Challenge – Film – As It Is In Heaven | Morpethroad

What If I Got My Ass Kicked By The Avengers?!? | Wee Bit Wordy

If only I could be | Little steps to Somewhere

Thank you to you all 🙂

This week (or two weeks, or however long it runs) the theme is You. As in what if you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? There are lots of opportunities with this one, you can change something existing, invent something new or just have a moan because in truth, you bum does look big in that.

As always, please provide a link back in your post to this one, so we can see and read your entries.

Have fun!

Okay, What if? Challenge – Film

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Hard to believe a week has passed already isn’t it, well it has and that means it is time for a new Challenge!

Last week I posed the question, Okay, What If I asked you about public transport? Below are the entries received from those who were crazy enough to answer, thanks for joining in!

Conversations on Trains | The Indecisive Eejit

Ever made a whole bus full of people mad at you? | JED’s Playhouse

I’m Watching You | Wee Blue Birdie

My Top 10 Public Transport Moments! | Wee Bit Wordy

Okay, What If? Challenge – Boys Day Out | Morpethroad

A special mention must also go to A Prompt Reply, who although she did not write a piece, provided a link to some very amusing travel pictures. She is to be commended for her evasion tactics.

So on to this weeks challenge:

Okay, what if you walked out your door and into your favourite film. Which one would it be, and why?

You have from now until I decide to put the next challenge up to complete this task. Please remember to add a pingback / link to this the original post so we here at Okay, What If? and others can see your entry.

A point of note, if you’re currently looking at the prompt and going, WTF is this crap, then please feel free to shoot us some ideas of things you feel might indeed float your boat and get you writing!

Good luck one and all, we can’t wait to see your entries.

Okay, What If? Challenge

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Okay, what if I told you it had been too long since there was a writing challenge, and that after polling the people in the know, erm, that’s you guys, I’ve realised that  inspiration is a little thin on the ground. So here’s the thing, we need something to get our top boxes ticking, and after consultation with the main man Jed, he has given his permission for me to issue forth a challenge.

Now I know you’re all busy, heck I am too, but no one is asking you to sit down and write war and piece, how about if I give you a topic and you just sit down and blog about the first thing that comes to mind for 5 or 10 minutes. Free thought after all is when we are at our most random.

This challenge will run until I remember have time to put the next one up, hopefully next Wednesday, but I am not going to put restrictions on myself, because I only end up getting stressed and eating cookies.

Ok, so the challenge for this week is as follows:

Okay, What if I asked you about public transport?

It’s deliciously random isn’t it, well you can thank Wee Blue Birdie for that. While discussing challenges the other night she issued this one to me as we both use public transport, and I, being kind and generous decided to pass it on.

There is no doubt that at some time in your life you have had to avail of public transport, how did you find it?  anything funny happen? meet anyone funny? have a bad experience? or even weirder still, if you could invent your own method of public transport what would it be? The limits are endless!

Best of luck, and all that we ask is that you put a ping bank (link) to this post in your own. This means that we here at Okay, What If? and also anyone else visiting this post will be able to see your entry easily. If you are unsure how to place a Ping back (link) into your post, click the highlighted word above to find some instructions from WordPress.

Thank you to all my friends who have given me ideas fro future challenges, if you have an idea you would like to share, please feel free to do so.

Looking forward to seeing your entries 🙂 and please feel free to re-blog this post to let others know.

P.s – I just had to resurrect Professor Cat and the original banner, that in itself is a good enough reason to issue a challenge.

Wednesday’s What if? – Writing Challenge 1/14/2015

The alarm at work sounds. Everyone is running around with no purpose. You go racing up the stairs to find out what Is happening and as you reach the top of the stairs your feet fly out from under you.

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I Feel Weird

Turns out a barrel of toxic waste fell over and spilled out. Why your company is storing toxic waste no one is sure but as you are trying to stand back up you start to feel weird. You look down and realize that you are covered in toxic slime. What happens next?

What if you fell into a large puddle of toxic waste?

Not looking for a lot of realism here, instead hoping for the unreal. Do you become a super powered hero? Villain? A monstrous figure? Shrink to the size of an ant? Grow two extra arms? Split into two people, one good one bad? The possibilities are endless and only limited to your imagination.

Please tag the post whatifchallenge and add a link back to this challenge post.

Next Wednesday there will be a new challenge so please add your response before then. Have fun!

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So I got Superpowers. What now?

 

Wednesday’s What If? – New Writing Challenge 12/31/2014

It’s late on New Year’s Eve when you hear a knock on your door. You go to it and open the door to find an old, weathered looking man standing in front of you. Before you can ask what he needs he begins to talk.

“It’s time for the new but it can fall back. What you choose you should know will be a renewed track”

“I’m sorry. I don’t understand. What can I do for you.” You ask.

“The decision is not one you should go about lightly, you will continue on path both daily and nightly.”

“Okay this is weird. Do you need me to call you a cab or something.”

“Do not think of things as only a joke, when the calendar changes heed the words I spoke”

And with that the old man faded away into nothing. Was it all a dream? A mid-afternoon aberration?

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Nope. It was all real. What the old man spoke of was the start of a new challenge for the New Year. On Wednesday I will pose a what if question I want you to answer. You can post and link back, upload a picture that fits the theme, write a poem or just leave a comment right here.

Wednesday’s what if is a free for all, no holds barred writing challenge to bring a little excitement to our day. There are no rules except to have fun and link back if you post on your own site.

Today’s challenge based upon the cryptic messages the old man was spewing?

What if you could relive any year of your life starting on New Year’s day?

The cryptic part of the decision is it would mean you also needed to relive every day of every year from that day on. So has anyone made a mistake they would be willing to relive their lives from a former point to correct. Anyone think if they had it to do over they could do things differently? Anyone not want to even consider it?

Whatever thought the question brings to mind you can let us know. Please tag the post whatifchallenge and add a link back to this challenge post.

Next Wednesday there will be a new challenge so please add your response before then. Happy New Year’s!