Weekend Writing Prompt #111 – Translation

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

Translation

Challenge

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.  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.

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


* Whispers and Echoes – an online journal of short writing – is now open to submissions *
Check out the guidelines here

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

 

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For those that don’t know, Whispers and Echoes is the little lit journal that I run.  Started back in 2017, it’s recently been relaunched with a new look and a new home, and honestly, I can’t tell you how honoured I am when people send me their work for consideration.

I think the new look matches perfectly the short writing the journal focuses on – flash fiction in 100 words or less and poetry in 10 lines or under.  The simplicity and starkness of the colours on the site – all black and white and greyscale – goes well with the brevity and punchiness of the writing.

If you’ve yet to take a look, please do, and while you’re there, why not read the first few pieces that have already been posted.  Don’t forget to support the authors by liking and commenting, if you’re so moved.  And if you would like to submit to the journal, you can find all the information you need to do that too. 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Glacial Geomorphology – a poem

temperatures dropped and
the glaciers grew
their fingers of ice
encroaching further and further

where glacier met stone
they fought and they battled
the ice triumphant
grinding the other to dust (2)

They brought with them erratics (3)
boulders carried great distances
which were allowed to wander
with the help of the ice

compositionally different to
the stone of the area
left behind to confuse (4)
when the glacier retreated

* * * * *

  1. Glacial geomorphology – the study of the landscape, processes and features of glaciers
  2. this fine sediment is known as glacial milk or rock flour
  3. erratic – from the Latin errare meaning “to wander”: a rock often strikingly different to that of the local geology
  4. the presence of erratics were hard to explain, often attributed to ancient great floods, until scientists of the later 18th and 19th centuries made the connection to glaciers.

Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #110 – Glacial | word count 67 – 1 word over! Sigh…

Weekend Writing Prompt #110 – Glacial

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

Glacial

Challenge

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.  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.

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


* Whispers and Echoes – an online journal of short writing – is now open to submissions *
Check out the guidelines here

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

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #109 – Idyll

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

Idyll

Challenge

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.  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.

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


* Whispers and Echoes – an online journal of short writing – is now open to submissions *
Check out the guidelines here

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

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #108 – Mercurial

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

Mercurial

Challenge

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.  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.

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


* Whispers and Echoes – an online journal of short writing – is now open to submissions *
Check out the guidelines here

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

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #107 – Spin

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

Spin

Challenge

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.  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.

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


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