Weekend Writing Prompt #226 – Yard

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



wk 226 yard

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 (see note below).  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.
  • A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc).  If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun! 🙂

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

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  7. “Weekend Writing Prompt #226 – Yard”

    By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

    A man’s greatest challenge
    is to bring life to a bare yard
    A fathers greatest joy
    to see his children playing there

    Against the odds of nature
    into sand and soil
    He plants the fertile seeds
    pressing deep into the ground

    No matter sand or desert
    without shade or rain
    Tiny shoots of tender green
    delicately open to the sun

    Finally reaching toward the sky
    higher and higher do they climb
    Only to start all over again
    Mowed down by Dad’s loving hand

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