Weekend Writing Prompt #76 – Unlock

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

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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!


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30 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #76 – Unlock

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  8. Namaste Sammi 🙂

    How are you? This my scratch and scrawl as submission for this week’s challenge. I’ve gone over the word count, sorry, disqualified from the off lol 🙂

    ~ Unlock ~ By~ Dewin Nefol ~
    ~
    Fifty years man and boy,
    With no time left to serve,
    He’d have got away with it
    If he hadn’t lost his nerve.
    ~
    A cat-burglar by profession,
    He was master of his trade,
    One last crime before time,
    And retirement was made!
    ~
    His mark chosen plans hatched,
    Premises scouted checked watched,
    Climbing atop said tower-block,
    Safe cracked locks unlocked.
    ~
    But then just as he was leaving,
    A most peculiar feeling,
    A premonition an omen a vision:
    Haunting moments of in-decision.
    ~
    100 floors up penthouse suite,
    Dressed in a body wing-suit,
    One step more he’d be free,
    His future an assured certainty!
    ~
    But when at the edge ready to go,
    He was overcome with vertigo!
    He backed away fretfully pacing,
    Cold sweat running heart racing!
    ~
    Never before in all his yore,
    Had scaling-heights let him down,
    He couldn’t breathe only wheeze,
    Stars spun round-and-round.
    ~
    And that’s how they found him:
    Cold confused and spent.
    Lent against a closed air-vent.
    Waiting for vertigo to go!
    ~
    But I think it worthy of mention,
    Wing-suit was of bad construction,
    Stitching poor it would have tore,
    Long before he hit the floor.
    ~
    Now fifty years later man and boy:-
    Looking back upon his fate,
    Still alive when he could’ve died: but,
    Now at 80 life wasn’t so great.
    ~
    And so it was upon release day,
    Dressed in hand-sown sheets,
    Standing atop an aerial walkway,
    Ready to repeat past feats!
    ~
    “My life is over my sentence done,”
    “It’s been a blast lots of fun.”
    “But now I’m tired quite overcome,”
    “Ready to fly into the heart of the sun.”
    ~
    There was a moment when we all sighed:
    When those gathered hoped he’d fly!
    But when he fell to his demise,
    ‘Through falling tears we watched him rise.
    ~*~

    Thanks for setting the challenge. Have a wonderful week.

    Take care. Namaste 🙂

    DN

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