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Wk 8 Topic - BROKEN Challenge

Post by Deb Porter » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:01 pm

Here we are at the end of the fourth quarter. I hope you were able to enter at least a time or two. If not, there’s still time with our final topic for the quarter. The Week 8 topic is:


Apart from broken chains of bondage, I’m hard pressed to think of too many happy uses of the word “broken.” The end result of a broken horse may be a happy one for the rider, but the process probably wasn’t particularly happy for the horse.

If you need the dictionary definition, here it is:


Broken hearts, broken bones, broken promises, broken vases, broken marriages, broken lives … the list goes on. With each break, we may feel a little more shattered, and yet, in God’s amazing grace, from the brokenness often comes His strength and life.

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” Ernest Hemingway.

You can write in any genre or style you like, AS LONG AS SOME MEANING OF THE TOPIC IS THE MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR ENTRY ... and as long as the entry conforms to the rules.

DON’T FORGET the new Challenge rule. Every entry must communicate some form of Christian message or spiritual truth. For fiction writers, if your message is subtle or allegorical, please include a scripture at the end of the entry in order to highlight the intended message for the reader.

As always, don't forget to check your word count before submitting (entries must be between 150 and 750 words). A very reliable and free online word count check tool is this one:


PLEASE, always hit the preview button to check your entry before hitting the final submit button. This is the only way to make sure your entry is uploaded correctly. This is very important, particularly if you are using HTML code for the first time. Once you have previewed your entry, close the preview page and hit the submit button.

Finally, once submitted, do a check to make sure your entry is safely in the list:

If you haven’t entered the Challenge in a while (or ever), now is the time to break through and submit your entry for this very last topic for 2018. Once you’ve written that, you can sit back and enjoy a well-deserved rest and holiday season until we start back on January 3.

Love, Deb
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