Weekend Writing Prompt #262- Zest

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 262 zest

Weekend Writing Prompt #262: This weekend you challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 41 words using the word “Zest”.

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 submission guidelines here – now open for general submissions

* And don’t miss our special call with guest editor Bartholomew Barker – Sorta-Sonnets – click for details *

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

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  18. Buried here amongst his peers
    Family. The near and dears
    Man of hope. Of endless love
    Now somewhere yonder, up above
    Having taken one last breath
    Repose forever now in death
    Gone his treasured zest for life
    (I caught him messing with my wife)

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