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Creative Writing Challenge April 2018 Winner is.

Started by: gsklb04
On: 03/04/2018 | 21:55
Replies: 15

by: gsklb04
on: 03/04/2018 | 21:55 edited: 30/04/2018 | 19:07

I would like to say sorry for not being able to thank everyone who got involved in this months CWC and for those of you that don't know I will be stepping down until further notice due to ill health.


But on the bright side our very own @jesi23 will be taken over the day to day running of the CWC thanks jesi (( I a man sure she will do a much better job than I have )) 


Now to the winner of this months CWC well done @jjayleon what a great entry thank you so much. 







This months theme is                              ((((  FREEDOM ))))


Please place your piece in this thread and use the link below to enter all your comments thank you, please keep your entry down to 1500 words or less, and thank you for taking part even if you just give kudos or comments it will be appreciated. 


Please use use the link below for all your comments thank you.


If you enter anything from anything other than your own piece please mention the author.


If you enter more than one entry your first entry will be the one counted but your other entry may still receive kudos and comments.


Thank you to everyone who gets involved in this months CWC.
Message 1 of 16
by: acetech
on: 03/04/2018 | 23:48
In one perpetual motion, this life continues til the end
There'll be things to embrace and things to avoid and things on which you can depend
We all have a right to freedom, whether right or whether wrong
That freedom of being, that freedom of choice, that freedom makes us strong

Life is one long journey, so use your freedom to be wise
There'll be highs, there'll be lows, and things on which to compromise
One free thought today could possibly reshape your life
With freedom comes responsibility, otherwise you could end up with strife

I used freedom in the past and made some big mistakes
But those choices helped shape who I am so maybe that's what it takes
That freedom to do, freedom to say, that freedom just to be
That freedom not to follow anyone, the freedom to be me

We all have things we need to do but we need that freedom too
I need the freedom to be me, like you do to be you
We all travel on a similar path with our freedoms to be who we are
The freedom to stand up, stand out, the freedom to go far

Sometimes we may feel trapped like our freedom could be gone
But I'll tell you now that's not the case so keep on keeping on
Find the freedom that you deserve, the freedom to be you
The freedom that's inside all of us, and to ourselves be true!
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Message 2 of 16
by: exmember-2018-5766315
on: 06/04/2018 | 14:07 edited: 06/04/2018 | 18:44

When I saw this month’s challenge, the first thing that came to my mind was Mel Gibson in Braveheart, playing William Wallace, screaming at the top of his lungs “Freeeeeeeeedom”. It was a truly heart-breaking movie seeing what the Scots had to go through for such a long time.


After a while, I remembered of what Thucydides has ‘written’ a while ago … The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage. Whenever I feel a bit sad, I just think about this and I do my best to change my mood to a better one.


In old times, we had slaves working the fields and many other chores that the rich did not want to mess with. Isn’t it ironic that while the rich were enjoying their “kingdom”, the slaves were losing their freedom? They were not free to do whatever they like, were they?


Unfortunately, nowadays I feel that most of us are modern slaves – to technology. It would be a happier world if we spend more time with our loved ones than faces stuck to mobile phones and “slaves” to the social media.


Message 3 of 16
by: jjayleon
on: 06/04/2018 | 15:30



I lie on the cliff

Look up at the stars

Think of those traveling

In stuffy small cars


Let my feet dangle

Look down at the sand

Think of the people

Stuck further inland


Want to jump from the ledge

And Fly with the stars

Let gravity heal all of the scars


Then I'll Splash into the sea

Swim through waters so deep

Now I am free

It was worth taking the leap

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Message 4 of 16
by: dolly247
on: 07/04/2018 | 12:53



I'd just graduated from University with Honours. I had a year of Freedom ahead to choose my direction in life and during the interim I had chosen to travel.

It was the last choice I was able to make.

Gap year. Everyone seems to trek across Africa or hitchhike across Europe. I wanted to see Great Britain. Start at Lands End and finish at John O’ Groats.

Leaving Mum and Dad waving me off, I walked out of the garden, closing the gate behind me, looking forward…

I didn't see the car that hit me. I heard my Parents screaming. I felt myself lifted. I was in and out of consciousness.

Somebody decided it would be best to put me in to an induced coma.

The driver had been drinking, sentenced to 2 years for Drink Driving. Out of prison with in 6 months. He has his freedom and I'm trapped in my paralysed body. My parents are trapped having to care for me 24/7.

The driver chose to drink then get behind the wheel and is now walking free.


I'm fighting the Courts for the Freedom of choice in how I want to die..

dolly x

Please note that this is a work of fiction. x

Don't worry about the things you can't change, only the things you can.
Message 5 of 16
by: themzbiker
on: 08/04/2018 | 11:36



Freedom to me is on the open road 

wether on a bicycle motorcycle or a

car being able to go where you want 

when you want to 

Freedom to me is a walk in the country 

side wether you walk threw the fields 

or down the country lanes and walk 

for miles often without seeing a single

person or hearing any vehicles that is

pure freedom 

Freedom to me is sitting on a river bank

Or canal fishing lovely and piece full 

just you the birds and the sound of the 

water ripple 

Freedom to me is getting up in the morning 

leaving your home and cares behind and 

just doing what you want to do nothing 

else matters just getting to be you for that 


Freedom to me means just that the feeling 

of being free no feeling like it well that's 

my take on freedom 


Message 6 of 16
by: scrips49
on: 08/04/2018 | 14:53



Freedom; now that’s a word that, over the years, has brought a rush of adrenaline coursing through my blood. Lifting my spirit but at the same time bringing real sadness to me. I have spent so many years in this grey, featureless, cell that I have forgotten what freedom really is. I had a life once, fearless and carefree but that all changed on that fateful day. A day I'll never forget and, although some memories of the event have faded over time, I will always remember my feelings as I stood over his prone body. Watching the rich, red, lifeblood ooze from the wound in his chest. Fascinated as it leaked across the front of his shirt and into his mass of blonde hair. I can still hear the crackle of air mixing with the blood in his lungs as he gasped for his last breath. I stood still as he clutched desperately at his body trying to stem the bleeding. I watched as the light in his disbelieving blue eyes began to fade. I listened as he mouthed soundless obscenities at me. I did nothing, but watch him die. I didn’t call for help or an ambulance as that would have transferred the responsibility of his last few minutes to professionals. I wanted to watch him die. The total culpability for extinguishing a life was mine alone and it wasn’t something I was prepared to share with others. I killed him and accepted the total blame for my actions.

I was amazed how easily a human life could be ended, with such little physical effort. A squeeze of the trigger, followed by the ear-splitting bark of the shotgun and, at the same time, the shoulder jolting recoil as the weapon ejected its load. Then the sound of metal burrowing into flesh. The noise of crushed and splintering bone and the bullet ricochet around his chest; all happening in seconds. Those seconds which ended one life and changed another forever.

As I sit on this dreary bunk and stare at the same walls I have done for so many years, I still have no regret for the act I carried out. I feel no remorse for the life I took, only sometimes, for the waste of my own. My loss of freedom has been worth it, knowing justice was served. Killing an innocent would be an unspeakable act but this man was far from that. Born innocent, as we all are, but corrupted via nurture. Some people do not deserve the life they have been given and to breathe the same air as decent humans. My act was an act of desperation, but his was an act of wanton greed. So not exactly an eye for an eye.

The court case was public, the ruling and sentence quick and, in some eyes, harsh. But I took it in my stride. I had committed a sin, broken the law and so I accepted my punishment with good grace. I was satisfied that the man I had killed would never walk away from his misdemeanours ever again. He would never talk his way out of sticky situations. Never be free to ruin the lives of others. I had rid the world of a thief and a liar who would never swindle another innocent woman out of their life savings. To some, I was a hero but to many, I was just a headline, soon to be forgotten.

Yesterday I was told that my parole board appeal had been accepted and that I will shortly be free to return to the real world. To re-stake my claim on life and have a future. After fifteen years incarceration, it won’t be easy. Restarting a life for an older woman will be hard but, a woman who has killed someone will be even more difficult. I can’t see too many men being interested but who cares. I will have that thing that all humans seek. The thought of it makes me smile.

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Message 7 of 16
by: secretessie
on: 11/04/2018 | 12:02

Have you tasted freedom?

It spreads across the tongue

like a wildfire

with an ocean cool.


Have you smelt freedom?

A rush of air

boasting freshly cut grass

imitating vast forests in lands we can only



Have you heard freedom?

The whistle of the new season's new births

chimes in time with the wind-

a melody of

beating hearts and hopes.


Have you seen freedom?

Tears of salt water shed for sugary love

as strings are severed

and the weight of feathers

is lifted.


Have you felt freedom?

The dreams that promise what we


Of life and love.



Message 8 of 16
by: frenchielove
on: 14/04/2018 | 08:55

Fear nothing

Release your inner self

Expect the unexpected

Embrace the changes in your life

Dream the impossible is possible

Overcome your fears

Make every second count



Message 9 of 16
by: kath72
on: 18/04/2018 | 18:12

Freedom is over-rated
It’s what we all think we need
But true freedom begets anarchy
When we are overcome with greed

Freedom is a right for all
It’s what we all deserve
But freedom is without demands
This I never do observe

True freedom must have guidelines
They keep us safe from harm
If we all did just as we please
Lives never would be calm

Message 10 of 16