Weekend Writing Prompt #312 – Ephemeral

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 312 ephemeral

Weekend Writing Prompt #312: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 43 words using the word “Ephemeral”.

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

44 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #312 – Ephemeral

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  24. the cry of a mourning dove
    reminded me how
    they taught the world to love
    for she began with him
    for he ended with her
    for she treasured him
    for he protected her
    their time might be ephemeral
    but their love is eternal


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