Weekend Writing Prompt #62 – Zephyr

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.

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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.


20 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #62 – Zephyr

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  4. Hey Sammi, Namaste. How are you? 🙂

    A late entry from me who has broken the rules on word count several times over. I know I’m a naughty toad.

    ~ Zephyr ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
    Spring purged winter’s scourge,
    Warm-breezes stirred young leaves,
    Through finer days birdsong played:
    Sung out their repartee.
    Nature’s ripening feat a wondrous treat,
    Cherry trees blossomed on Poet’s Street.
    Yet Horace was bedevilled by gloom,
    So he left his room to take a walk.
    He’d felt unsettled since early noon,
    Too hot-to-jot too cool for work,
    He’d still not written a single word,
    Nor added one line to rhyme.
    When then out the door into the light
    Whereupon Horace took great delight:
    “O my!” he cried, “such colourful sights!”
    “Springtime in Athens inspires me to write!”
    So Horace sauntered to a favourite glade,
    Where there he mused in dappled shade,
    Pondered a poem he’d thoughtfully made, but yet,
    Considered why his hand then stayed.
    Short moments later a whisper flew
    Calming words blew softly to his ear.
    Their warming appeal made him feel,
    Far more clear of what next to do.
    “I’m Zephyr,” said the breeze, “emergent from Thrace,”
    “Who flows not blows or races with pace,”
    “West Wind am I who’s sprightly spring,”
    “Rekindles the heart of everything.”
    “I’ve come to you this beautiful day,”
    “With a wonderful gift from far away.”
    “Close on my trail Psyche flows this way,”
    “For here in Athens she longs to stay.”
    “What brings her here?” Horace said:
    So many thoughts flew through his head.
    “For love,” whispered Zephyr’s joyous reply,
    “Love lifts her soul high in the sky!”
    Horace mused a quiet moment or two.
    When then he finally said,
    “In love with who?” He casually asked,
    “Who is the Goddess to wed?”
    “Why Horace you are ahead of me,”
    “That was my very next line.”
    “Fair lady Psyche and Eros meet,”
    “In love in spirit in rhyme.”
    “Indeed,” said Zephyr, “upon this day,”
    “Athens will swing with matrimonial sway!”
    “And you my friend your quill will play:”
    “One poem of love to ne’er fade away.”
    With message delivered Zephyr blew through,
    Horace was lifted from out of his blues.
    Today was a day like none other made: for today,
    Zephyr bore Psyche to Horace’s glade.

    Hoping all is well and you enjoying the prolonged sunny spell. It’s enchanting, I do hope it lasts 🙂

    Namaste 🙂


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