Weekend Writing Prompt #227 – Ramshackle

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 227 ramshackle

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!

Whispers and Echoes – is an online journal of short writing – read it here *
Check out the journal’s full submission guidelines here

Weekend Writing Prompt Year 1 Anthology: Outcast and Other Words – Read for free here

44 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #227 – Ramshackle

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  6. Ramshackle
    #227 Word Prompt (97 Words)
    Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

    It sits at the end
    of a street
    made of dirt

    Once somebody’s dream
    a sweet home
    and warm hearth

    The windows all paneled
    in bright colors galore
    desiccated pieces upon the

    Ghosts gather round
    in ethereal shrouds
    up and down the shabby old

    Patient as they wait so close
    ramshackle hosts bound
    to a ramshackle home

    No where to go unable to roam
    invisible chains hold their
    invisible forms unheard cries
    from those so old and forlorn

    In the far distance the dogs
    bark their ancient song
    of families now lost and
    forever gone

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    • Dear poetisatinta, I’m afraid I couldn’t get into your link at all, I think this happened to me before? It just takes me back to my own blog but to a new page to write on which is odd. I’d still really like to read it so let me know if / when it’s working.


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