Weekend Writing Prompt #32 – Reflection

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s 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

 Reflection

Photo Prompt

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 150 words where a character sees their reflection and is surprised by what they find.

Poetry ChallengeWrite an acrostic poem, where the first letter of the first word of each line spells out “reflection” as it is read from top to bottom.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

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Vines of the Mind (poem publication)

My poem, Vines of the Mind, has been included in Issue 2 of the zine, Bombinate.  (You can find out more about this zine, by following this link).  The theme for this issue was “vine”, which I thought was an interesting prompt.  However, it was the meaning of the word “bombinate”  that really caught my attention and made me want to submit something.

My contributor copy arrived in the post a few weeks ago.

Weekend Writing Prompt #31 – Nostalgia

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s 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

 Nostalgia

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 100 words where a character finds an old photograph.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem up to 15 lines long that has a rhyming pattern of ABAB and is inspired by feelings of nostalgia.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Winter Morning (haiku)

I’m still lagging behind blogging-wise after completing NaNoWriMo, but I spotted this week’s Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge hosted by Kiwinana over at Ramblings of a Writer, and decided to write a haiku. (I know.  It’s been one of those kind of days…perhaps I will get around to writing a tanka for this prompt later in the week…) The words for Week 73 are “mornings” and “winter”.


A frosty breath mists

Words frozen, left unspoken

Cold winter morning

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #30 – Journey

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s 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

 Journey

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 50 words about going on a journey.

Poetry Challenge – Write a triolet inspired by the photo prompt.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Weekend Writing Prompt #29 – Random

A set of random words and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s 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

 Moonstruck – Ragtag – Wanderlust

Photo Prompt

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 75 words or less that includes the following:

  • an opening sentence that is inspired by the photo prompt
  • the three random words listed above must be mentioned somewhere in the story

Poetry Challenge – Write a three verse poem, where:

  • each verse focuses on one of the three random words listed above
  • and each verse must somehow reference the photo prompt in some way

The style, form and length of the poem are your choice.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Weekend Writing Prompt #28 – Life

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s 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

 Life

Photo Prompt

The ankh was a symbol of life in ancient Egypt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in no more than 300 words that looks at the meaning of life and the question, “Why am I here?”  Who’s doing the asking?  Why?  What’s pushed them to seek the answer?  Who’s doing the answering?  What do they say?

Bonus point if you can mention ancient Egypt or the ankh symbol somewhere in your story.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem in 20 lines or less about life; the ups and downs, the important things, what it means to live a good life.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!