Weekend Writing Prompt #64 – Motive

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.
Deadlines for submissions: 10 August 2018

Find the submission guidelines here.

~ * ~ * ~

Please note: I’ll be away next weekend, so I’ll be posting WWP #65 early, on Thursday 26 July 2018


19 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #64 – Motive

  1. Hey Sammi, Namaste 🙂

    Hoping all is well wherever you may be.

    A tough challenge this week. Here’s my 33 words: dark though it may be 🙂

    ~ Motive ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
    One morn at dawn one winter’s day,
    Hurrying my way to where a corpse floated,
    A body found bound beaten bloated,
    I noted her mouth forced open-wide:
    Five red roses stuffed deep inside.

    Have a great weekend. Enjoy the new week and your time away next weekend.

    Namaste 🙂


    Liked by 4 people

    • Hey Dewin 🙂

      I hope you’re well.

      Your 33 chosen words paint a macabre picture. Yes, it’s dark and terrible, and with those five roses, quite gothic. It does leave you questioning the motive behind it. I think the answer is to be found with the roses…A love affair gone wrong? Unrequited love? A crime of passion? A perceived betrayal, maybe. But what’s the significance of the number five?

      As always, a great response to the prompt.

      Hope you’re having a great weekend. Brightest Blessings 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Namaste Sammi 🙂

        Thank you 🙂 I’d just posted the comment/poem when I realised you actually asked for 34 words, whoops. If I’d realised I would have put the word ‘down’ into the last line before the word inside.

        I don’t know why my response is darker than normal. My thoughts are focused on several projects at this time, one of which is a chilling tale: not ghostly or anything like that, just chilling, so perhaps thoughts spill-out in some way.

        I’m sure a thorough investigation will determine the highly emotive motive behind the corpse’s appearance. Red roses speak of Love whilst death speaks of its bitter souring: one can only guess at the motive. I chose the number five when I wanted to opt for one but that would’ve meant rewriting the first line lol 🙂 By good chance the number five has a multitude of symbolic meanings, which perhaps elaborates the mystery somehow?

        Thanks for your kind comments. The weekend is warm thus far with sunshine this afternoon so who could ask for more than that.

        Take care. Namaste 🙂


        Liked by 1 person

      • Thanks Sammi. Perhaps I will say more if ever the WIP is finished. There are a whole stack of emotions/states in-between chilling and ghostly to consider. It’s a bit of a new departure for me but worth the effort 🙂

        Enjoy your evening.

        Namaste 🙂



  2. Pingback: Beginning – Reena Saxena

  3. Pingback: feat – syncwithdeep

  4. Pingback: Weekend Writing Prompt #64 – Motive | Sharing Thoughts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.