Monday, 4 January 2016

Raise the red ... hair

It looks like publication is the only prize for this competition, but as they only want 99 words, you might like to try it just for fun. They even provide a prompt - beauty.

Seems appropriate to illustrate it with a picture of me looking my absolute best! This was taken by a friend on our way back from spending Christmas in Ireland. There was a bit of a breeze out on deck.

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  1. Ha! I LOVE that picture of you! Looks like it was taken on a real "hair-raising" day. ;)

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    1. Not long before I was pretending to be a truck driver, Linda - but that's another story.

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    1. It was, Alex. Thankfully Irish Ferries still gave us a comfortable crossing.

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    1. I'll have to take your word for that, Mac.

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  4. Hi Patsy ... definitely hair raising! Wonderful shot .. cheers Hilary

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    1. It wasn't anything like as alarming as it looks, Hilary.

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  5. My hair was once that red. :-D

    Have a blessed 2016!

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    1. It only looks that bright when backlit, Misha.

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  6. As the word prompt for the competition is 'beauty', I think you should enter!

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  7. That was some perfect timing there, lol!

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    1. Yep, he captured it just right, Leandra.

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  8. Wow - what a photo! Absolutely hair-raising.

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    1. Looks like I'm on red alert, doesn't it, Rosemary.

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  9. 'fraid so, Liz. That's what a week of eating, drinking, socialising and sleeping in the van does for me.

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  10. I LOVE the hair (though in that photo, it does look a bit as though the fire brigade might be required to put it out).

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    1. It looks much brighter with the light shining through it like that, Frances.

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  11. Jealous, as I have no, ok, very little hair. Looking good! (:-)

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    1. I'm lucky to have always had plenty of hair, Neil.

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  12. I've never tried to write a story in 99 words. I'll have to challenge myself with that some time.

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  13. Beautiful! One of those photos that you just can't plan.

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    1. No, if we'd set out to do it I doubt we'd have got anything quite s dramatic.

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