Weekend Writing Prompt #71 – Headline

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.


15 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #71 – Headline

  1. Hey Sammi 🙂

    Another interesting challenge this week, thank you. Here’s my scribble.

    ~ Headline ~ By ~ Dewin Nefol ~
    Making it
    Faking it
    Raking-up lies
    Flaking it
    Caking it
    Pasting-up lines
    Aligning it
    Designing it
    Type-setting crimes
    Smearing it
    Smudging it
    Hacking-out headlines
    Printing it
    Appraising it
    News-breaking deadline
    Channelling it
    Chasing it
    Media grapevine
    Selling it
    Seasoning it
    Vendor’s vocal-rhymes
    Buying it
    Denying it
    Fiction fact entwine
    Ingesting it
    Digesting it
    Coffee-break times.


    Have a great week. Take care,

    Namaste 🙂


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