Weekend Writing Prompt #73 – Vortex

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

Vortex

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 – Check out the anthology so far here

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Looking for somewhere to submit your work – Whispers and Echoes, an online journal of short writing (poems in 10 lines or less, fiction in no more than 100 words) Issue 4 deadline: 22 September 2018 – that’s today folks!

Find the full submission guidelines here


 

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At the Crossroads of Life

 

I’m standing at the crossroads of my life

Wondering which path before me

Is the right one

.

They all look the same

There is no visible sign

Separating one from the other

.

And yet, I must make a choice

I cannot stay here

Dithering forever

.

Indecision rules my heart

Confusion clouds my mind

Anxiety rises; I don’t know what to do

.

Tears well up in my eyes

I’m lost and lacking direction

My life, a roadmap of mistakes

.

Past failures begin to take hold

When a sudden strong breeze shifts my perception:

What’s been has gone; start afresh

.

And that, I decide

Is what I’ll do


Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #12 Indecision

Aequinoctium

This is a more seasonally appropriate prompt, with the equinox falling on 23rd September 2018.

Written in response to Weekend Writing Prompt # 21 Day and Night.


WWP#21 | Word Prompt: DAY AND NIGHT

Equinox, Evennight
Almost perfect balance between
Day and Night

Evennight, Equinox
Traditional markers for
Seasonal clocks

Marking the beginning of autumn
Or the beginning of spring
Named from the Latin,
Aequinoctium

Afternoon Tea

2 light-hearted acrostic poems on the theme of Afternoon Tea for Weekend Writing Prompt #40


A Holiday Indulgence

All my

Favourite cakes, alongside a pot of

Tea, English Breakfast, of course,

Eccles cakes, Victoria sponge, though it would be

Remiss of me

Not to mention the sandwiches and scones, the latter

Obviously served with jam and clotted cream

On second thoughts, you have the sandwiches

Never really liked them myself, I’d rather a

.

Toasted teacake, spread liberally with butter, while I

Enjoy the view from the window

Across the bay


A Sweet Treat List

Angel cake

Fondant fancies

Treacle tart

Empire biscuits

Rock cakes

Nice biscuits

Orange marmalade cake

Oatie biscuits

Nutmeg on an egg custard tart

.

Tea bread

Eclairs

Apple and cinnamon muffins

Weekend Writing Prompt #72 – Shell

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

Shell

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 – Check out the anthology so far here

~ * ~

Looking for somewhere to submit your work – Whispers and Echoes, and online journal of short writing (poems in 10 lines or less, fiction in no more than 100 words) Issue 4 deadline: 22 September 2018

Find the full submission guidelines here


 

Weekend Writing Prompt #71 – Headline

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

Headline

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 – join in the fun.  All are welcome.

Final deadline: 10 September 2018 | Submit up to 10 pieces of writing | Check out the anthology so far here

Find the submission guidelines here.