Weekend Writing Prompt #281- Collywobbles

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.

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wk 281 collywobbles

Weekend Writing Prompt #281: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 68 words using the word “Collywobbles”.

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 *

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39 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #281- Collywobbles

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    • Thank the lord I met you yesterday. You said you’d get the collywobbles when you watched your FAVOURITE football team on the Telly. Anytime they play their rival makes you nervous.Today I go back to my home. I may get the collywobbles as the plane departs and when it lands.Then tomorrow, I’ll get the collywobbles as my FAVORITE football team plays. You’ll never walk alone.
      ( ps I know, that’s 69 🙃 )

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  7. Thank you for introducing me to a new word.
    In addition to my 68 word story, “Recess Isn’t Always Fun,”
    I’ve written this quirky little poem.

    Alas, Lassie!

    Full of melon and cauliflower,
    feeling the collywobbles,
    the melancholy collie wobbles.

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    • Hi David!

      I just wanted to let you know that I wasn’t able to comment on your blog for some reason, not sure why? But I really enjoyed your last few poems. I also wanted to thank you for hosting your weekly challenge, it’s such a good idea 🙂

      Sunra ❤

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