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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) 11:47pm
Can we not answer and say someone...
Tasha
Tasha (T. T) 2:07pm
Or would we rather not know about...
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 21st Jan
Would the honest answer be simply...
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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
Viddax
Viddax (Lord Viddax) 11:46pm
Bands of rhyme?
rabbitquest
rabbitquest (Anna Mossity) 5:43pm
take a stand in the sands ...
Amorous_tryst
Amorous_tryst 21st Jan
stand
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Four Letter Challenge
A single four letter word. Your word must have one letter different from the previous word
Tasha
Tasha (T. T) 2:05pm
Thong
Amorous_tryst
Amorous_tryst 6:53am
Song
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 21st Jan
Dogs
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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 21st Jan
concede
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 21st Jan
surrender
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 21st Jan
Succumb
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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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Six Word Challenge
Write a short poem of 2 or more lines with six words total. The last line must be a single word.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 21st Jan
Friend in need Equals ass Pain
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 21st Jan
They sail to make a living
Amorous_tryst
Amorous_tryst 20th Jan
The old mariner lived to sail
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Write a quick poem or story in a 2 4 6 8 configuration
cabcool
cabcool 21st Jan
when daylight opens my eyes...
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 21st Jan
As I sat upon the bow a steward...
berea440oh
berea440oh 21st Jan
One shot made us run over and...
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10W
Short poem or prose containing exactly ten words.
cabcool
cabcool 20th Jan
Wasted words abound when unsound ...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Jan
Cat farms Do wonderful work ...
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 13th Jan
Wise friends are like gems when...
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20th April 3:44pm
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20 Word Challenge
What can you do with 20 words?
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 19th Jan
Kissing passionately in a warm...
berea440oh
berea440oh 19th Jan
"Do you like my bikini?", was...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Jan
Reviews designed for impact Need...
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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) 18th Jan
F ...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Jan
Death is the only certainty in...
Grace
Grace (Idryad) 17th Jan
choose now between me and her ...
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Short and Sweet
Write a short, four line poem.
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 18th Jan
come lie with me comfy in my...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Jan
Paypal charitable donations Made...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 12th Jan
Oh! For the feel of human touch ...
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Micropoetry
Write a poem of 13 words or less.
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 18th Jan
One in a while someone does...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Jan
No one dances Like a cat On a ...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 12th Jan
It takes effort to listen more...
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3-5-3
What can you say in 11 words? Write a 3-5-3 poem.
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 18th Jan
A perfect world? lets see if we...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 18th Jan
I see destruction It is coming...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 12th Jan
I much prefer The darkness of the...
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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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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) 18th Jan
The hunting of tigers is never...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 8th Jan
You can't love everybody You can...
Amorous_tryst
Amorous_tryst 20th Dec
Evil always seeks our fall as God...
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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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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) 12th Jan
Meditate Inner Merry Ace ...
cold_fusion
cold_fusion 5th Jan
Do kneed prepared, Sis! ...
Afroqn73
Afroqn73 29th Dec
Her chasmic crest Deep dark...
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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.
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 12th Jan
Fallen yet again head over heals...
DawnRaider
DawnRaider (Dr) 8th Jan
Lovers must exercise caution and...
David_Macleod
David_Macleod (David Macleod) 8th Jan
Divorce Must prepare For Fall...
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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) 12th Nov
The idea of making up a word not...
rabbitquest
rabbitquest (Anna Mossity) 7th Nov
My best friend , Anna Rexia, I...
rabbitquest
rabbitquest (Anna Mossity) 7th Nov
So this guy goes to the park 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.
admin
admin (DU Webmistress) 21st Apr
@Periwinkleblue Thanks for your...
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Periwinkleblue (Inkodyes) 21st Apr
You know, now that I'm using it...
admin
admin (DU Webmistress) 20th Apr
@Periwinkleblue the notifications...
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