Weekend Writing Prompt #53 – Quiescent

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge 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



The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

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

Also, don’t forget if you’re interested to leave a comment on yesterday’s post regarding the possibility of an e-anthology featuring submissions inspired by the Year 1 Weekend Writing Prompts. Please check it out if you have a few minutes to spare.  Thank you 🙂

26 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #53 – Quiescent

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  2. Hey Sammi, Namaste 🙂

    An interesting word to choose at the beginning of a new set of challenges! Irony, don’t you just love it 🙂

    Here’s my 107 for today 🙂

    ~ Quiescent ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
    Motionless in summer breeze,
    At rest beneath a river’s trees,
    A Warbler sat amongst tall reeds,
    Composing his artful symphony.
    She’d stilled to listen to other birdsong:
    Compiled a melody o so long!
    Her musical weave was woven from
    The fabric of other songs.
    She took a breath blew out her chest,
    Launched into repertoire.
    Her song shone with summer zest:
    Lasting half-an-hour!
    When then at end of her epic-tune,
    Came sound of energetic praise:
    A Kingfisher upon a stony-rune,
    Enthusiastically clapped away.
    “A song of many colours” said Kingfisher,
    “Each you sing so well.”
    “I’ve half a mind to record your song,”
    “I’m certain it’d sell!”

    Enjoy the weekend.

    Namaste 🙂


    P.S: Is there something significant about the number 107? What made you choose that?
    P.P.S: New post on Dewin Nefol 🙂

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    • They just come to me…I suffer from far too much inspiration and creating writing prompts is a way to thin out the clutter in my head so I can get back to writing what I should be writing…

      107 is very precise but it looked right for the challenge 🙂

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