Weekend Writing Prompt #68 – Derelict

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.


27 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #68 – Derelict

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  10. Hey Sammi, Namaste 🙂

    Hoping al is well and your week busy and buoyant. Apologies for a late entry: here are my 46 words.

    ~ Derelict Poetry ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
    Wasteland wastrel
    Composing lines
    Written sign:
    ‘Mendicant Minstrel’
    ‘One dime’
    ‘One rhyme.’
    Eyes sparkled
    Hidden mystery
    Said he
    “Spare penny?”
    “For me?”
    “I’ll buy,”
    Said I,
    “One rhyme,”
    “This time”
    “From thee,”
    Pausing momentarily,
    “For thee”
    “It’s free,”
    “My gift,”
    Said he,
    “Derelict Poetry.”


    Thanks for setting the challenge.

    Have a great week. Take care

    Namaste 🙂


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  12. Hi Sammi, I couldn’t find the link to the WWP Year 1. I want to know the name of the Anthology so that I could list it in my poetry book as the publication where some of my poems have appeared. I appreciate that you remind me and give me the link again. Thank you so much. ❤ 🙂

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