Week 7 Challenge Topic - Open Up A Can of Worms

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Week 7 Challenge Topic - Open Up A Can of Worms

Post by itsjoanne » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:49 pm

Welcome back, Challengeers. Here we go with the final three topics for this quarter, starting with this fun one. The Week 7 topic is:


Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve been the one to open that wormy can? Sometimes we worry that a course of action may open a can of worms, for example:

Joe wanted to find his birth parents, but he was worried that may open a can of worms in his otherwise very peaceful life.

Other times, we may not have thought about the consequences before ripping that can open. For example:

Boy, I sure opened up a can of worms when I told Jody about seeing her husband on the slopes in Aspen on the weekend. How was I to know he was supposed to be working at the office the whole time?

If you need more inspiration, you can check out the meaning here:

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/op ... n+of+worms

Have fun with the topic (because it’s a fun one). 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.

And keep in mind the adjusted Challenge rule: Entries may be in any style or genre, and they do not need to be overtly Christian in message. However, they must, at minimum, come from a Christian worldview/outlook. In the case of fiction, the Christian worldview/outlook may be subtle or allegorical, but it should still offer a fairly clear Christian viewpoint.

Remember 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:

So come on, Challengeers. Bring on those creative cans of worms. Hope to see you in the list.

Love, Jo
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