Weekend Writing Prompt #52- Emergence

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Weekend Writing Prompt #52- Emergence

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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt Emergence –  now I have caught up on the challenges that I missed while writing for two other challenges in the month of April.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – In no more than 300 words, write a story about a character growing into a better person. Don’t forget to mention the type of person they were before, what motivated them to change and what they’ve been through to get to where they are today.

Poetry Challenge – Write a 10 line rhyming poem (the pattern of rhyming/form/structure is your choice) on the theme of transformation and emergence.

Romance Coming to Light

beaming smiles of delight
there was a pillow fight
gentle whispers to excite
true love was insight
like a bright candle-light
ready for a good-night
next morning, what a sight
things were in the limelight
young lovers were very quiet
loving senses still highly ripe.

Weekend Writing Prompt #51 – Raindrops

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Weekend Writing Prompt #51 – Raindrops

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Raindrops, catching up on challenges that I missed while writing for two other challenges in the month of April.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story on any theme, with an upper limit of 250 words, set in the rain.

Poetry Challenge – Write an acrostic poem, where the first letter of each line spells “Raindrops” as it is read from top to bottom.

Watching the Rain

Raindrops dancing onto the ground
Acting as if they are enjoying the fun
I like watching the rain falling on the grass
Not that I ever liked the heavy falling rain
Dripping off the leaves to the ground
Rainwater soaking the dry hot soil
Over the wall, drops fell onto the flowers
Popping off the leaves to the ground
Soaking everything with welcomed moisture

Weekend Writing Prompt #50 – Evergreen – Trees Necessity of Life

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Weekend Writing Prompt #50 – Evergreen – Trees Necessity of Life

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Evergreen catching up on challenges that I missed while writing for two other challenges in the month of April.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story with a word limit of 125 words on the theme of ‘timelessness’.

Bonus point for each of the following:

  • using the word “evergreen”
  • setting the story in the photo above

Poetry Challenge – Write an 8 line poem that contains the following words:

  • Everlasting
  • Evergreen

Trees Necessity of Life

a universe of evergreen trees
a forest of pure wilderness
needed for all to breathe freely
killing off the toxins in the air
not all forest is everlasting
nature destroys, fire, volcanoes
humans destroy by falling trees
all are needed, an energy of survival.

Weekend Writing Prompt #49 – Random (3) – Unhappy Marriage Epiphany

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Weekend Writing Prompt #49 – Random (3) – Unhappy Marriage Epiphany

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for this word prompt –  Fortitude – Resolute – Epiphany, catching up on challenges that I missed while writing for two other challenges in the month of April.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 75 words or less that is inspired by the photo prompt and one of the word prompts.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of any length that includes all three of the word prompts and where one of the lines is repeated at least once.

Unhappy Marriage Epiphany

life
marriage
family fights
unhappiness
holding no values
epiphany, change now
wedding day vows memories
resolute is important
marriage failure on the horizon
determination to correct the faults
fortitude means lots of courage needed
beam of light sparkling in her blue eyes
as I told her unwavering
our life is changing right now
up to me to stay strong
with newfound values
unhappiness
will be gone
smiling
joy

Double Tetractys A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line. Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1 It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood. Rhyme is optional.

Weekend Writing Prompt #48 – Glimpse

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#Weekend Writing Prompt #48 – Glimpse

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Glimpse, catching up on challenges that I missed while writing for two other challenges in the month of April.

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below.

Challenge:

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 250 words about something seen out of the corner of the eye.  Choose from one of the following genres:

  • Fantastical – about a fairy or other mythological creature or
  • Horror – about a monster or ghost etc

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem in five lines, where each line is no longer than 10 words, inspired by either the word prompt or the photo prompt.

Abandoning its Watch

a glimpse silver grey bird green sheen on the throat
swell of glory on its face peering over the ridge
it was only a fleeting glance as it took flight
a very inspiring sight to me it was for sure
spying on me most likely wondering what I was doing

Weekend Writing Prompt #47 – Vibrant Double Tetractys

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Weekend Writing Prompt #47 – Vibrant Double Tetractys

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Vibrant

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below.

Challenge:

Prose Challenge – Your character finds themselves in a world where everything is bright and vibrantly colored – or perhaps the opposite, where the world is in monochrome.  You choose.  In 150 words tell us where they are, how they got there and what they are going to do next.

Poetry Challenge – Write a non-rhyming poem in no more than 10 lines, that is inspired by the word and photo prompt.

Garden Beauty

Rich
Vibrant
Sparkling bright
Colors galore
Helps to bring a bright happy smile each day
Which warms the heart, fills the body with love
Nature provides
Sun shining
Moist ground
Growth

 Double Tetractys is

  • A decastich (10-line stanza) with an emphasis on the syllabic count of each line.
  • Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1
  • It should express a complete thought and may be on any theme and express any mood.
  • Rhyme is optional.

Weekend Writing Prompt #46 – Patience

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Weekend Writing Prompt #46 – Patience

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Patience

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below.

Challenge:

Prose Challenge – Write a fable on the theme of patience.

Poetry Challenge – Write a haiku inspired by the word prompt.

crawling so slowly
thrush watching from above
patience rewarded

I love listening to thrushes singing at the break of dawn.

Have you ever seen a thrush remove a snail from its shell on concrete?

They actually pick it up and keep banging it until they can remove it from the shell, amazing sight.

Weekend Writing Prompt #45 – Spring

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Weekend Writing Prompt #45 – Spring

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Spring

Challenge: Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below.

This weekend, the prose and poetry challenges are linked:

Prose Challenge – Write a story in no more than 100 words that include the following words:

  • spring
  • blossom
  • bud
  • nature
  • bloom

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem in no more than 10 lines that include the same words in the list above.

Spring Mirror Cinquain

Fresh air
bright healthy bud
nature is so perfect
we all love spring, rich colored bloom
blossom
blossom
we all love spring, rich colored bloom
nature is so perfect
bright healthy bud
fresh air.

Cinquain is a 5-line poem (quintet) with a set line length of 2-4-6-8-2 syllables.

Mirror Cinquain, then, is a 10-line poem (decastich) made up of two Cinquains, where the second is reversed, forming a mirror image of the first. Syllabic count: 2-4-6-8-2-2-8-6-4-2, Rhyme is optional.

Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #45 Spring

Weekend Writing Prompt #44 – Fallen

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Weekend Writing Prompt #44 – Fallen

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Fallen

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a three-sentence story: one for the beginning, one for the middle and one for the end, inspired by this weekend’s word prompt.

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

Cyclone Geta brought misery
trees have fallen
power is off
Cyclone Geta brought misery
days without power
boil all drinking water
Cyclone Geta brought misery
trees have fallen

Triolet  Poetry consists of 8 lines. Line 1, 4 and 7 are the same line repeated
So are lines 2 and 8.

Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #44 – https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2018/03/03/weekend-writing-prompt-44-fallen/

Weekend Writing Prompt #40 – Afternoon Tea

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Weekend Writing Prompt #40 – Afternoon Tea

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Afternoon Tea

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – In 200 words or less, write a mystery-themed story that is solved over afternoon tea.  It can be any genre as long as it involves a mystery of some kind.

Poetry Challenge – Write an acrostic poem, where the first letter of each line spells “Afternoon Tea” as it is read from top to bottom.

Afternoon Tea 

After a busy afternoon
Full of excitement
The taste of a good cup of tea
Even a biscuit or two
Right side up,
Never eat a biscuit upside down
Or your clothing may become discolored.
On a busy afternoon
Never worry about the end result
Together let’s enjoy
Eating a daily biscuit or two
At every opportunity.

Smiles – eating a biscuit upside down, enjoy it anyway.