Weekend Writing Prompt #309 – Aplomb

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 309 aplomb

Weekend Writing Prompt #309: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 92 words using the word “Aplomb”.

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 *

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

28 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #309 – Aplomb

  1. Pingback: The Widow | crispina kemp

  2. Pingback: Darkness – Reena Saxena

  3. Pingback: Ninety-two words – Keith's Ramblings

  4. Pingback: NO IMPULSIVE ACTIONS – The Elephant's Trunk

  5. Pingback: The Cost – Rochelle's Writings-Wrochelle's Ritings

  6. Pingback: Method to the Madness Method to the Madness Method to the Madness - Blogternator

  7. Pingback: Weekend Writing Prompt #309- Family Values – Sillyfrog's Blog

  8. Pingback: Weekend Writing Prompt — The Chef – This, That, and the Other

  9. Pingback: Weekend Writing Prompt – Let's Write……

  10. Pingback: The sunflower rains, the moon in your eyes: Writing about my life | Where Stories Can Spark Their Magic

  11. Pingback: Sneaking past Ms. Trindle – The Skeptic's Kaddish 🇮🇱

  12. Pingback: Sammiscribbles Weekend Writing Prompt – The Bag Lady

  13. Pingback: Aplomb (Weekend Writing Prompt) – Jezzie G

  14. Pingback: Doubly Assured – Peter's pondering

  15. Pingback: Drawn – Notes to Women

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.