Weekend Writing Prompt #52 – Emergence

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take one of the challenges below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt


Photo Prompt



Prose Challenge – In no more than 300 words, write a story about a character growing into a better person. Don’t forget to mention the type of person they were before, what motivated them to change and what they’ve been through to get to where they are today.

Poetry Challenge – Write a 10 line rhyming poem (the pattern of rhyming / form / structure is your choice) on the theme of transformation and emergence.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

27 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #52 – Emergence

  1. Sorry I can’t accept the challenge, but I do like the photo prompt. Trouble with me, is I take things literally, and so were I to write a story here, it would probably be about a shy, drab person who emerges into a showy peacock!

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  4. Hey Sammi C, Namaste 🙂

    Hoping all is well wherever you may be. Here’s my scribble for this week’s challenge…

    ~ Emergence ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
    My long voyage draws towards destiny’s end,
    Sense of thrill makes my veins distend!
    Within my reach within my grasp,
    A far flung world approaches fast!
    I see a millions shades of green gold and blue:
    Colours of a world through my cocoon,
    When soon to emerge from out of this room.
    Shall I flutter so brightly you’ll undoubtedly swoon!


    Have a happy weekend. Namaste 🙂


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      • Namaste Sammi 🙂

        I find it miraculous that primordial gloop can reconfigure itself in new guise without ever dying. By what magical force are atoms dissimilated and re-assimilated within the chrysalis? That in itself is awe-inspiring, don’t you think? 🙂

        Thank you for your kind comment. However, I let slip an error: the word ‘millions’ should be ‘million’. Points deducted for carelessness, bottom of the class again.

        Hoping all is well and you enjoying this welcome spell of warmth.

        Namaste 🙂



      • It truly is a wonder. It makes the mind boggle at how miraculous a thing it is. Butterflies are so special.

        I hadn’t noticed your “error” so no points will be deducted at all. It’s my blog and these are my rules 🙂

        Hoping all is well with you too 🙂 Brightest blessings!

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      • Namaste S.C 🙂

        You hadn’t noticed or are too polite to mention it in public? 🙂

        ~ Untitled ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
        It is miraculous,
        How form finds it way out of wilderness,
        To press with impress: to push back into labyrinthine,
        Vague visions of its future when once upon a dream: they were seen by him,
        Whilst watching a butterfly emerging.
        He knew it was an amazing thing,
        It stirred his soul and everything, and
        In his heart burnt colours of his dashing wings:
        He would be as ebony, as black as coal,
        Or as dark as cobalt: with circles and stars here and there
        As if sprinkled about.
        And flash of lightening striking electric hue,
        One upon each wing tip, so that makes two.
        A body honed bristling in soft flowing hair,
        Antennae receptive to everywhere!
        O! How he’d flutter-by flitting-by then,
        When catching the gaze of everyone’s eye:
        With a sigh,
        He paused to sit a little longer,
        Took a moment to ponder in wonder,
        At all that he saw or would write in his yore:
        But, if his transition and flight were not at all right,
        If there had been a mistake,
        Then he’d never wake forevermore.

        Tomorrow is set to be another sunny day, hooray! So hurry scurry head for the sun!

        Namaste 🙂


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      • Another beautiful poem, though the end is a little poignant. Fingers crossed for perfect metamorphosis :-). (On a side note, metamorphosis is a magnificent word.)

        I love the sound of “flutter-by flitting-by” – perfectly describes a butterfly’s flight 🙂

        Butterflies – a haiku

        Wings of brilliance
        Magical transformation
        Nature’s miracle

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      • Hey Sammi, Namaste 🙂

        “Perfectum!” Merlin cried and
        Threw his arms up high,
        Watched as the butterfly,
        Flew freely in the sky.

        Regards this poem: I’m writing another chapter of The Great Fairy Fire on my blog so I’m between threads, this is tangible, so I’m just playing around with ideas and stuff.

        Poignant or
        Fatally realistic?
        Less optimistic?
        Without futuristic?

        ‘Flutter-by flitter-by’
        See how the Butterfly
        Flies-by better fitting.

        Namaste 🙂



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