Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle

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!

The Weekend Writing Prompt Year 1 Anthology is going ahead!  Yay!  The submission guidelines for the project can be found here.  Follow the link to find out how you can be a part of it.  You can also have your say on what format the anthology will be made available in.  All the details can be found underneath the submission guidelines 🙂


22 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #55 – Twaddle

  1. Morning SC, Namaste 🙂

    How’s you, how’s it going, how’s tricks and tomes and novelling?

    I thought I’d stack my stack of tack and twaddle in your comments this week:

    ~ 98 Words Of Twaddle ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
    When once a melancholy minstrel’s-line, didn’t have a weeping-rhyme,
    Couldn’t find an inky-vine or even felt it had a choice.
    Couldn’t find fine words to write or its lyrical inner voice,
    It had lost its riddle somewhere in the middle,
    ‘Twas laid bare to the core without rhyme to rejoice.
    ‘Twas sat on one line without a rhyme crying a muddle of puzzling tears,
    When then upon there came along a sudden sense of urgent twaddle,
    Which arrived to redefine the rhyme’s rudderless drifting steer,
    Leaving it freer to swim far more freely,
    In pooling tears of a dazzling puddle.


    Enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts! Have a wonderful weekend. Take care.

    Namaste 🙂


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      • Namaste Sammi , how are you? 🙂

        😀 Writing twaddle into my scribble is what I do best: if ever asked to compose something of any merit I’d be hopelessly lost 🙂

        ‘Twaddling’ is a marvellous word. I agree it should be in the dictionary. If whittling, withering, pondering, waddling et al are included in the wordy tome then why not Twaddling as well?

        Thank you for kind comment. Hoping all is well, and your weekend off to a flyer! 🙂 Enjoy the sunshine!

        Namaste 🙂



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