Story Challenge: Letter “U”

Hi Bloggers! Do you have to share a story or a short reflection tagged with the letter “U”? For example I’ve written about an UMBRELLA (read below) and the underground subways of the big cities, about underwear or understatement, USA or Uruguay, urban and unicorn, Ukraine (Dnjepreprotovsk) or Ushuaia (Argentina), about untold stories or unchained people etc. – I’m sure you’ll find an own story or a short reflection tagged with “U”! Feel free to add in the comments the link to your personal interpretation of the letter “U”!!!


…some people put plastic bags over their heads, protecting themselves against the pouring rain, others ran into small shops, this woman left aristocratically with an English-style umbrella the Public Library, 42nd Street, Manhattan…
U = UMBRELLA (a Goddess, provoking a man to hesitate)
1 – gcquinn: not only a stylish woman with umbrella in the rain, but one who reads books!

2 – Ian@NZFlickrs: Overdressed librarian and the man is waiting to catch her if she slips in those high heel shoes

3 – Joe Wig: …She’s the beauty who has to battle the elements. You can feel the wet environment. The man’s an afterthought. In fact, you wonder why he’s slowing down since it IS raining.

4 – thorvaala: I suspect she’s a goddess and that has caused the man to hesitate.

5 – theouterpoint: the mirrored strides and turned heads . . .
photo by FrizzText, click on the picture to enter his galleries on Flickr – stats for this photo, more than 40,000 views:
“U” Photo Archive + “U” Challenge + “U” Galleries + ABC visualized: U! + Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone

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61 responses to “Story Challenge: Letter “U”

  1. I really like this photo.


  2. Wolfgang Hermann

    great picture
    i had it in b&w in my mind


  3. In the middle of a rather daunting writing and research project, but this is a good challenge and a fabulous photograph. Quite wonderful.


    • “a deadly undertow often awaits an unsuspecting swimmer…” – oh yes, Lisa, I had some bad experiences swimming myself in the Rhine river – and: I rescued 13 people during several years who tried to swim risky, one case difficult because two boys grabbed themselves in panic (underwater) – for one the help was nearly senseless: after the accident his brain was damaged – he couldn’t speak and walk no more …


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  5. Hi Frizz! I’m back to posting for your A-Z Photo Challenge, yay! Today, I’m sharing U is for Men in ‘Uniform’ marching in ‘Unison’ – as inspired by my trip to Prague last year. 🙂 Here’s the link:

    I like this photo – I love how your photographs tell so many stories – the movement is keenly felt as well. Very powerful.


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  8. wonderful photograph – nice story it tells


  9. I suspect she is a goddess too. My entry for the letter U is a whole book, my novel titled Up in the Bronx. Here’s the link


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  11. I was surprised that many people in Holland don’t use an umbrella.


  12. A very elegant photo.


  13. beautiful photo…can you find out her workout routine? Would love to have her back – lol


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  15. Because everyone needs someone to look up to… please have a look at


  16. kz

    great photo! i could tell the woman’s beautiful though i could only see her back 🙂


    • thank you for your many examples for U!
      especially I’ll focus on ugly soon …
      your poem:
      What I’ve always thought of myself in my teens
      Despite what other people say…
      In spite of the front that I put up…
      I secretly wished I didn’t look this way.


  17. I enjoyed your photo frizztext. I have been ill and I am now getting back to a routine. On this post that I am posting also has a link to past Letters S & T. I missed several challenges and put them all in one post. Please check that post out too.
    Here is this weeks “U” for me:


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  19. Hi Frizz….Incredible how many things posted under “U”…Here is my contribution
    A little bit of History….
    Hope you like it!


  20. you’ve uploaded a very good, informative U-boat report!
    Thanks for sharing!


  21. Hi everybody! I’m very late to the party this week, but here’s my take on the U Challenge:


  22. very late as usual, here is my take on the U letter as well as a belated T.
    Uros floating Island made of Totora reeds on the lake Titicaca.


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  25. desert shot and: “Precision must be very important in this area!” :


  26. This is a classy photo, Frizz!

    I am very far behind, but I got my “U” theme posted:


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