In the past weeks, I have frequently mentioned that we are nearing a milestone here on Wicked Wednesday, and now that we are here, I find myself staring at the number: 500. Five hundred weeks of prompts. We look back on 499 weeks where an average of 22 posts per week were linked. Nine and a half years I have been running this prompt, and its success is all because of you – the writers who linked their posts. I thank you with all my heart for helping me make a success of something that was started on a whim!

Most of all, I wish you all a wonderful festive time, whether you celebrate only with your significant other, or with family. Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

Top 3 for week 499 by Marie Rebelle

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, my husband and I will be together, the way we prefer it. Then on Boxing Day – or second Christmas Day as we call it in the Netherlands – the children will be over for coffee and cake. Ever since the year my mom passed away, the Christmas spirit has left me, but having them over for coffee and cake is something I insist on.

During the festive time, I always assign the top 3 to myself, so without further ado, the three posts:

Moon Feather: Part 18: Beatin’ the Devil Around the Stump by Dancer in Chains
I think by now everyone knows that I am a fan of this story (and of more of Dancer’s stories). She’s a wonderful storyteller, and weaves a plot that keeps you hooked. In this chapter, there’s so much promise of the different plot twists we might encounter in future chapters. If you haven’t read this story yet, I recommend you start at part 1 to get the full picture. You won’t regret it!

Home for the Holidays by MrsK
Speaking of storytellers, MrsK definitely is one too. In the first three paragraphs, she paints the atmosphere of forced homeliness and celebrations. Only the children are really enjoying Christmas, but the adults… well, that’s another story. Then the doorbell rings, and suddenly Sam has a bounce in her step. If you want to know why, you will have to read the story!

Snowy White & The Seven Tiny Tricks by May More
May has a unique writing style, which I absolutely love, because every story has something special in it. Like this one – the way her main character, Shenice, talks… if you read the story, it’s as if you hear her talk; hear her accent. Who doesn’t want to be left with a smile after reading a feel-good story?


500 prompts… just look at that. This meme has been running for 500 weeks, which is roughly nine and a half years. Nine and a half YEARS! This is a stellar moment!

For this week, I want you to look at your blog, and to share the ten best posts from the beginning of your blog, or only for 2021. Also share the lessons you have learned because of your blog, whether it’s about blogging, writing or just life. Share your own special moments, your own favorites. Just share!

When you write and link your post, consider linking it to other memes too. You can find current prompts and memes on the Blogable calendar.

As always, you are welcome to link any stories or posts that don’t follow the prompt!

This month’s prompt on The Menopause Diaries

Are you menopausal, or is someone close to you? Then we need your stories on The Menopause Diaries. Sharing your experiences might help someone.

Here you can find this month’s prompt:

Want to participate in the memes but don’t know how?

Do you have a blog and you want to link to Wicked Wednesday, but you don’t know how to add the badge or how to add your post? Please follow this guide.

If you don’t have a blog and you want to participate in one of the prompts, please look at this page and submit your writing or image. I will do the rest.

The same goes for The Menopause Diaries: you can submit your posts here.

Please note

  1. The rules for this meme can be found here and you can download the Wicked Wednesday badge on the same page.
  2. Don’t forget to add the Wicked Wednesday button to your post, post on your blog and come back here to link your post. The countdown in the sidebar will tell you how much time is left for you to link your post.
  3. Please note that it is not compulsory to follow the weekly prompt. It is only here for inspiration when you need it!
  4. Please make your stories no longer than 1500 words.

Thank you for participating and please, don’t forget to visit and read the other entries too! We all love to receive comments on our entries. Spread the love!

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22 thoughts on “Prompt #500: Top of the tops

  1. Congratulations on Wicked Wednesday’s Half-Millennium, Marie! It is a wonderful thing that you do here and I’m so grateful to you for enabling me to participate in it. Sorry that I’ve not been contributing lately but I do hope to reappear in 2022. Love & Best Wishes to you for 2022. Elk x

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