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

Elementary

Challenge

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 🙂

    DN

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