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Five Letter Challenge
Replace 0 or 1 of the letters of the previous word, in order to make a new (different) word
Amorous_tryst
Amorous_tryst 9:24pm
sleep
AnonymousBystander
AnonymousBystander 9:04pm
steep
Amorous_tryst
Amorous_tryst 8:58pm
spent
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21st September 7:01am
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Epic collaborative poem
A short four line poem. Start each entry with the last word of the previous poem.
berea440oh
berea440oh 6:55pm
"You are such a fantastic lover.",...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 11:35pm
Pal, you called me pal I am not...
berea440oh
berea440oh 19th Mar
"About time we have gone on this...
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Four Letter Challenge
A single four letter word. Your word must have one letter different from the previous word
Amorous_tryst
Amorous_tryst 6:08pm
fool
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 6:07pm
tool
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 5:57pm
wool
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20th April 2:24pm
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Synonym
Write a synonym based on the previous word.
Amorous_tryst
Amorous_tryst 6:07pm
wanker :-))))))))))))))))))...
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 6:06pm
solo
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 6:01pm
single handedly
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Anagrams
Make an anagram of the previous word (using all the letters in the word) and provide a new word for the next person.
clewluss
clewluss (SMOOKY) 12:56pm
UNITEDDUNDEE DUDE, UNTIE NED ...
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 9:20am
Oh! Astro stripper Dundee United
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 11:23pm
Cyclical ogle starship trooper
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Six Word Challenge
Write a short poem of 2 or more lines with six words total. The last line must be a single word.
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 11:00am
I know of a good psychiatrist
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 9:16am
Spree an el cheapo detergent ...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 11:33pm
I need an assault rifle spree
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10W
Short poem or prose containing exactly ten words.
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 10:58am
absolutely gotta stand when ...
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 10:52am
live your life and let others live...
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 9:23am
sometimes you gotta put an end ...
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Micropoetry
Write a poem of 13 words or less.
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 10:58am
like the spoken word seeing is...
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 9:22am
the blind of the eye see much...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 11:13pm
they say the eyes are the windows...
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2468
Write a quick poem or story in a 2 4 6 8 configuration
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 10:48am
childhood charm footsteps sound...
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 9:27am
i took the leap and landed ...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Mar
Please Look Just before you leap ...
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3-5-3
What can you say in 11 words? Write a 3-5-3 poem.
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 10:38am
The Human Species still an animal...
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 9:32am
humans- complex creatures then...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 17th Mar
Animals are better not knowing...
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20 Word Challenge
What can you do with 20 words?
Unknown24_7
Unknown24_7 (Ji) 00:28am
Make a sentance
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 11:42pm
There is nothing I want From you...
berea440oh
berea440oh 2:54pm
It's just my dumb luck to be this...
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Short and Sweet
Write a short, four line poem.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Mar
Heaven is forever it's eternal ...
Mayumi
Mayumi 18th Mar
Submerge me into your depth And...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 17th Mar
where are they now diamonds don't...
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Answer a Question with a Question
Answer the previous respondent with a question, rather than a statement/answer.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Mar
it the head is round on what side...
Viddax
Viddax (Lord Viddax) 17th Mar
Do they land butter side up?
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 17th Mar
Will heads roll?
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Write a five line poem, each line has one more word than the previous line. Line one has one word, line two has two words and so on until the fifth and final line, which has five words.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Mar
ignorance arogance, ego Have no...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 17th Mar
death is final wasted time gone ...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 17th Mar
Plagiarism is theft a cardinal...
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Word Play: Your Feedback
This is a new group which will be hosted by Grace. It will be home to your favourite "endless" challenges from the competitions forum.

I know it can be frustrating getting used to a new format, so please give it a try first and then post your feedback here. We want to hear if there's anything in particular which would make this group easier to use.

The goal of the group is to make word challenges easier to find, participate in and catch up on. Groups automatically show the latest replies first.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 17th Mar
such fun to be had - Inspirational
admin
admin (DU Webmistress) 21st Apr
@Periwinkleblue Thanks for your...
Periwinkleblue
Periwinkleblue (Inkodyes) 21st Apr
You know, now that I'm using it...
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Three Word Inspiration
Write a poem using the three words suggested in the previous post, along with providing three new words for the next person.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 17th Mar
Petz Loving your dog is easy ...
lepperochan
lepperochan (Craic-in-a-box) 16th Mar
emotions in a round about way ...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 3rd Feb
you need to subdue your desire ...
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Word Play Ideas
Please suggest potential new Word Play challenges here.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 7th Mar
Elevensies: you have to write a...
zosogirl7
zosogirl7 (Chelley Bean) 3rd Mar
Word prompt
AnonymousBystander
AnonymousBystander 22nd Feb
How about something around Centos?...
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Making Up Is Hard To Do
Make up a word not in the dictionary. Next person makes up a definition for your word, and supplies a new (made up) word for the following person.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 7th Mar
Flongical is a virus related to...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 13th Feb
admaskation: The new fad of...
AnonymousBystander
AnonymousBystander 13th Feb
Missunderstanding - what one...
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Quotables
Make up an original quote (not one which already exists). Quotes posted here may feature in our weekly "DU Quotables" spot on Facebook (you will be credited by username if your quote appears).
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 21st Jan
"Earn my respect and admiration,...
cabcool
cabcool 20th Jan
All is not dirt that glitters not...
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 18th Jan
kindness, love and charity .......
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Metaphor Challenge
Provide a definition for the word suggested by the previous respondent, together with suggesting a new word for the next respondent.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Jan
Driving Bestow
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 8th Jan
forbidding License
Ely
Ely 29th Sep
hyperactive interdiction
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Continuous Collaboration
Let's all write a massive poem together! Contribute a single line at a time, which will follow on from the previous post. Almost like a stream of conscious, but let's try to maintain some level of coherency between each other.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Jan
if you wink at a horse, she will...
yelluw_always
yelluw_always (Haley Quaquaversal) 16th Jan
horses circle and circle in the...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 8th Jan
Hippos wallow in the mud, cats...
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