Weekend Writing Prompt #286 – Bibliopole

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 286 bibliopole

Weekend Writing Prompt #286: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 39 words using the word “Bibliopole”.

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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52 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #286 – Bibliopole

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    The city is reeling under the impact of a dastardly crime. It is reported to be the fallout of a tantric ritual gone wrong.

    The bibliopole who sold the book containing ancient secrets is arrested, for facilitation of crime.

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  18. The Change
    By Simon

    She liked him. But she needed a Bibliophile
    He Liked her
    For her
    He changed
    But then, she disliked another Bibliophile
    Call it ego
    Poor fellow, regretted losing her
    Not life changes
    Got better life, call it happy ending?

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