Weekend Writing Prompt #59 – Typewriter

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!

Weekend Writing Prompt Year 1 Anthology – join in the fun.  All are welcome.

Find the submission guidelines here.


22 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #59 – Typewriter

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  3. Hey Sammi, Namaste 🙂

    How are you?

    Here’s my absurdity for this week, 149 words under the title ‘Typewriter’…

    ~ Typewriter ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
    I am a mechanical miracle,
    An oracle of words:
    For once I’m disturbed
    I’ve firm urge to be heard.
    Come sit beside me,
    Here in front of me,
    Let me see you stare:
    At me mocking there.
    I sense your calm,
    I feel your dis-ease,
    I know of reasons,
    For hesitancy.
    Tell me your secrets,
    Weep me wet tears,
    Show me passion:
    Your darkest fears
    Tease my dark keys,
    Please my eye,
    Tell me your lies
    Else make me cry.
    Cry me a sobbing story,
    Or share tall tales,
    Rhyme me dark rivers,
    Beyond black veils.
    Hack out a report,
    Or a devastating retort,
    Depress fine lines
    In double quick-time.
    I am made bespoke,
    Metal letters tip spokes,
    Sometimes I’ll choke your stroke:
    To evoke better rhyme,
    So roll me in paper,
    Prep me for labour,
    I’ll be your theatre,
    Your enigmatic typewriter.

    Thanks for setting the challenge 🙂

    Is there possibility of enjoying a photo prompt as well as the limited word challenge for next weekend? Sometimes a splash of colour on a slate-skied Saturday morning does wonders.

    Enjoy your weekend Sammi: may it be grumble-free. Happy writing.

    Namaste 🙂


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    • Loved this, Dewin. My favourite part: “Rhyme me dark rivers, beyond black veils” – my! The images it conjures 🙂

      I often feel like my keyboard is mocking me and daring my to write something, anything, when the muse is playing up. She is being quite good at the moment, thankfully 🙂

      Hope you’re having a fantastic week. Brightest Blessings 🙂


      • Namaste Sammi, how are you, how was your week? 🙂

        Thank you for kind comment. Dark rivers black veils…a reference to those writers of horror and the macabre: imagination adds the imagery and takes a thought as far down the river as one wants to go.

        I am pleased to hear your muse is in fine form and feeling generous: long may that last and you kept busy. If she is as fickle as my muse then take advantage whilst she’s there 🙂

        My week has been mostly enjoyable thanks, but I’m always pleased the weekend arrives when it does. Better still when sunshine and warm weather return after a short intermission.

        Hoping all is well with you. Enjoy your evening.

        Namaste 🙂



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