Writing Challenges

28 Days, 28 Prompts and 25 Bloggers

Welcome to Day 28 of 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing, the creative writing challenge that 4 out of 5 bloggers agree should have ended 27 days ago.Β  Today’s prompt is Is That All?,Β  and you can thank CheesyMike for this one. Don’t forget to link up at the end of this post if you participated in today’s challenge before realizing that you won’t have to do this tomorrow.


28 Days, 28 Prompts and 25 Bloggers.


Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There was songwriting and poetry, puns and knock knock jokes. There was ranting and raving, reminiscing and storytelling.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t There was life and death, war and peace. There was joy and fear, hope and despair. There was love.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There was reality television and radio, computers and cell phones. There were books and albums, movies and art.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There were new friends and old friends and imaginary friends. There were athletes and children, lovers and haters.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There was time travel and dog sleds, pool halls and caves. There were train stations and restaurants, hotels and homes.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There was a goose and badgers, a lion and a hamster. There were dogs and cats, and because this is the Internet, more cats.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There were wise men and presidents, teachers and wrestlers. There was a faceless man and a homeless man, a woman with a secret and a man with a past.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There were extra blankets, a kevlar vest and hats, shoes and dashing ties. There were gloves and scarves, hospital gowns and capes.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There were blintzes and crepes, grapes and a couch potato. There was chocolate and cheese, beer and vodka. Lots of vodka.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There were fun and games, truth and fiction. There were hobbies and past-times, crafts and Orts.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There were laugh out loud moments and heart-wrenching moments. There were collective gasps and audible sighs.

Is that all?

No, no it isn’t. There was you and there was me.
There was a cattle prod. And there was porn.

Is that all?

Yes, yes I believe it is. Almost. πŸ™‚


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Now to official business. The WWFC Department of Tabulating All Things Important will be busy this working this weekend to tally all the tens of ones of points each participant received. Why are they doing this, you ask? Drop by on Monday, March 4th to find out!

Now, go. Click on the links below to visit the other bloggers who will be wandering aimlessly through the blogosphere tomorrow.

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  • KZ

    That’s a lovely tribute, Nicky. This really wraps things up with a beautiful, tidy bow on top. Thank you for guilting me into this challenge. I’m a much better writer and blogger for having participated. I’ve learned so much by watching how other writers cope with a daily deadline. As much as I complained and poked fun at the challenge, I think it was some of the most fun I’ve ever had.

  • KZ

    By the way, I’ve totally fallen behind on reading and commenting for the last few days of the prompt. I’m planning to correct that sometime in early March. Sorry everybody! I haven’t forgotten you.

  • I realized how effective it is having a list of prompts.
    From now on you & Mike have to tell me what to write about.

  • KZ

    I almost feel the same way. We should just come up with an unofficial list of 365 prompts. We would refer to it only on days when we felt like we had nothing to say.

  • You, me, a cattle prod and porn? I guess we did have a good time!

  • There was porn? How in hell did I miss that?

  • What a fun post and a fun 30 day minus 2 challenge. Thanks for all the entertaining reading this month.

  • Wait…. Can you leave all the porn links? For MikeWJ… Not me… Really …. Heh heh

  • Oh, I get it now…I’m an imaginary friend. That explains a lot!

  • What a lovely way to wrap things up, Nicky. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the past month. I might’ve grumbled and whined, but I’ve loved every second of it. Especially that night with the whips and the stilettos….

    I’ll make sure to check in on Monday, my gorgeous friend.

  • I enjoyed that Nicky. Well done. The challenge was a lot of fun and it truly is amazing how many different things were written about and so many styles of writing. A lot of fun indeed.

  • And on the 28th day he rested, gazing over the length and breadth of his creation, and thought aloud ‘what the shit is this?’

  • I knew it!!!

  • Kudos to everyone who met this mighty challenge. You have far more brain power than I do. And thanks Nicky and Cheesy Mike for putting it on. I only did 4 I think, but each one pushed me to write on a topic I otherwise wouldn’t have challenged myself on and it was fun. If you post next years prompts now, I’ll try to get a head start. πŸ˜‰

  • Join the club, KZ! πŸ™‚

  • “…the most fun I’ve ever had.”

    KZ, that has to be the saddest thing I’ve ever read. πŸ™‚

  • No problem. Here are the first five prompts I could think of:


    Have fun!

  • Or not.

  • The very best, Boom Boom! πŸ™‚

  • Well, maybe porn is a *bit* of an exaggeration. πŸ™‚

  • Cheryl, thank you for being such a loyal reader! Now that this challenge is over, I’ll finally have some time to visit all the other blogs I’ve been ignoring as a result! Especially yours! I’ve missed your sense of humour!

  • Oh, Katherine, MikeWJ has enough porn already, don’t you worry! πŸ˜‰

    *I’ll email you!*

  • Actually, LM, I thought I was the imaginary friend. πŸ™‚

  • Sigh. Sweet, sweet memories. Thank you, Lemmikki. You are the reason this blog keeps going. xoxo

  • Well, I’m glad you enjoyed it P.J. and relieved because if you had said that you didn’t enjoy it after *forcing* us to do this, I would have had to hurt you. πŸ™‚

  • Actually, I’m pretty sure that phrase was uttered around Day 3. πŸ™‚

  • Bite your tongue, woman! πŸ™‚
    Thank you for joining in, even on a part-time basis, Jayne. I always love your writing and was thrilled to be the inspiration behind some incredible posts!

  • Fan-fucking-tastic!! Even though I was unable to participate, I had a BLAST reading all of you entries.

  • I guess my comment landed in cyberspace, or maybe I just dreamed it. Anyway, I have no idea what I said, or might have said.

    The challenge was a blast and I enjoyed everyone’s great writing and the sense of community I felt. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Can’t wait to do it again. Actually I can wait a while.

  • Congratulations! It all came together because of an amazing group of bloggers and imaginary friends. I’m sorry I didn’t participate this time. I’ve been revising my book and working on a query. Other days, I was tripping over obstacles (dogs) and crashing into walls.

  • mybearsnme

    awwww… you used the word ORT!!! πŸ™‚

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I dreamed it! Dreaming it now! Don’t wake me up!

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I’d like to thank Mike, Nicky and Nicky’s heels — mostly her heels — for hosting this competition. I grumbled, whined and resisted, but I did it, and I proved something to myself, and I even had some fun. Hate to admit it, but I did.

    You’re all an amazing group of people. And heels. And a whip.

    Dear god, sometimes I simply love my life.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    One more thing: I was only able to comment on P.J.’s and KZ’s and Nora’s blog posts one time. I don’t know why. I switched computers, ipads, iphones and browsers, and out of all their posts, only one took, as far as I know. (Nora said my comments ended up in her trash, which seemed about right to me, although not what I intended.)

    I’m sorry. I did read them all, and I thought they were great. Sometimes funny, sometimes personal, sometimes inspirational.

    Thanks guys, and Nora, for hanging in there with all of us.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I can’t believe you would work on an actual writing project when you could’ve been wasting time with us. What’s wrong with you, anyway?

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I’ll wait right here with you, Linda.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Hey, you actually said fucking. I don’t remember you ever saying fucking. Not even when we were…oh, never mind.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Far more brain power. Hah! Now I know that everything you say is total bullshit. Nobody here has more brain than you, Jayne.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Day 2 for me, Nicky.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I think I’ve imagined both of you.

    Please don’t in what way. It’s embarrassing.

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  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    When I read “porn links,” I immediately flashed on a box of Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage. Which worries me a little, or even a lot.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I’ve missed her humor, too. Not her fucking birds, tho. Those things will peck your eyes out. Because that’s what birds do. They peck your eyes out.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Dammit all to hell

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    Is the party over? Why?

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    I’m out.

  • mikewjattoomanymornings

    There’s a club? Why wasn’t I invited?

  • BahahhahaHAHhaHHA!

  • I still can’t figure out what’s happening. I never saw anything in my spam filter. Did you get a message or anything? I’ve never had that issue before.

  • Cadeaux

    Nicky – For some reason I was not able to get my last post to load. I don’t
    know if there’s a way it can still be attached as the post addition thingy is
    now clsoed. Seems my Internet is working correctly now.


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