Weekend Writing Prompt #69 – Elementary

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.

Final deadline: 10 September 2018 | Submit up to 10 pieces of writing | Check out the anthology so far here

Find the submission guidelines here.


4 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #69 – Elementary

  1. Pingback: Flash Fiction: The Mirror | The Dark Netizen

  2. Hey Sammi, Namaste 🙂

    How are you?

    A late submission from me this week.

    ~ Elementary ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
    A black-hearted man full of sin:
    Soulless eyes wicked expression,
    Taught elementary divination,
    ‘Rudimentary Runes, Book One.’
    “Such fun,” he hissed shuffling stones
    Scratching-in letters hatching-out bones,
    “Germanic language common etymology,”
    “Runa means whisper, rhin mystery.”
    “Introduced during 1st or 2nd century,”
    “Romanic invaders Germanic mercenaries.”
    “Several variations throughout history,”
    “The Elder Futhark is our study.”
    A smug voice interrupted from a desk:
    “I heard Rune-writing’s best laid to rest:”
    “Old ways of reading hold no interest,”
    “Latin spells are far more progressed.”
    Tutor frowned momentarily,
    Stooped to menace spoke quietly.
    “Latin is elegant but it cannot disguise,”
    “Or harbour prophecy deep inside.”
    “What do you mean?” she asked him,
    “Latin’s supreme for spell-casting.”
    “Indeed it is but does it whisper?”
    “Will it reveal truth to yer?”
    He offered a bag, “pick three runes:”
    “I’ll disclose their darkly tune.”
    Reading three, “take heed,” said he,
    “The Devil watches over thee!”


    Happy Bank Holiday! Have a wonderful week. Take care,

    Namaste 🙂



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