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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
Ely
Ely (E.A.Rothwell) 3:26pm
swell
AnonymousBystander
AnonymousBystander 3:14pm
swill
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 9:02am
wilts
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Short and Sweet
Write a short, four line poem.
lepperochan
lepperochan (Craic-Dealer) 00:37am
was it the stonecutters wife for...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 00:03am
did they find the shreds of her...
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 10:45pm
Truth is not a lie, but may not...
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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.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 00:04am
I love you but you don't
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 10:35pm
What seems identical Isn't exact...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
history repeats itself don't...
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Four Letter Challenge
A single four letter word. Your word must have one letter different from the previous word
Viddax
Viddax (Lord Viddax) 10:18pm
silt
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
tips
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 16th Jun
pips
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Answer a Question with a Question
Answer the previous respondent with a question, rather than a statement/answer.
Viddax
Viddax (Lord Viddax) 10:18pm
Are you afraid of a nanny police...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 3:57pm
Is this PC gone mad? (LOL)
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 10:04am
Are we talking about the Inuits?
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20th April 2:24pm
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Synonym
Write a synonym based on the previous word.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 3:57pm
Oath
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 9:53am
pact
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 1:53am
promises
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3-5-3
What can you say in 11 words? Write a 3-5-3 poem.
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 10:18am
hell is fiction designed to...
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 00:30am
Hush, secret's safe I won't say a...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
Shhhhhh! don't tell hell has a...
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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.
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 10:14am
all ... or nothing heart on a...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 00:48am
Vagina, given monologues what...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
dismissed and hung out to dry the...
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12345
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.
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 10:08am
rest your head upon my bed feel...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 00:54am
sleep don't dream just join...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
I am hopeless but hopelessly so...
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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) 1:14am
Brains hell
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 1:02am
scent intellect
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
Aroma
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10W
Short poem or prose containing exactly ten words.
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 1:01am
funny life this once there was...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
I felt so hungover I was hung...
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 16th Jun
Tears are healing Even from...
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Micropoetry
Write a poem of 13 words or less.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
thirteen words nothing really to...
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 16th Jun
Support mom and pop Banish big...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 15th Jun
there are no ethical solution ...
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20th April 3:44pm
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20 Word Challenge
What can you do with 20 words?
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
never met anyone sincere or...
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 16th Jun
No, always is far too general ...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
my pencil draws skilfully it...
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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) 16th Jun
surely inner peace should be...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
surely inner peace should be...
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 16th Jun
It is the lifelong striving of the...
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2468
Write a quick poem or story in a 2 4 6 8 configuration
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
forgiving abusers is for the...
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 16th Jun
Forgiveness isn't Given and then...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 16th Jun
It seems forgiveness has it...
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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.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 15th Jun
green oyster clout = Roy seen E.T...
rabbitquest
rabbitquest (Anna Mossity) 15th Jun
Glitter, Not Gore, T-Boys. Better...
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 14th Jun
Ha! Peeled a fly? Globetrotting...
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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) 11th Jun
Pronunciation: {Thise - wide -...
Viddax
Viddax (Lord Viddax) 10th Jun
An item or procedure used by...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 10th Jun
a German invention by Herman...
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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) 10th Jun
Polish juniper sausage in a warm...
lepperochan
lepperochan (Craic-Dealer) 4th Jun
() we're all arse deep in madness...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 1st Jun
for SOME Saving FACE is...
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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) 1st Jun
"A righteous hatred can be a tool...
Amorous_tryst
Amorous_tryst 30th May
Damn shame 'Hatred' can't be taken...
inechoingsilence
inechoingsilence 30th May
"After 9pm EST whatever happens is...
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19th September 5:11pm
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Word Play Ideas
Please suggest potential new Word Play challenges here.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 22nd May
FIVERS - A poem of five lines...
Catman555
Catman555 14th May
"Two cooks; a happy couple named...
BeautyQueen00
BeautyQueen00 (Queen Kawaii) 16th Apr
one where everyone just has to...
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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.
BeautyQueen00
BeautyQueen00 (Queen Kawaii) 5th Apr
Codependency
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 17th Mar
such fun to be had - Inspirational
admin
admin (DU Webmistress) 21st Apr
@Periwinkleblue Thanks for your...
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