Weekend Writing Prompt #14 – Fear

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Weekend Writing Prompt #14 – Fear

Photo Credit – Sammi Cox

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Fear

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

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a pangram – a single sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet at least once – inspired by the theme of fear and set in the photo.

Poetry Challenge – Taking inspiration from both the theme and the photo, write an ABC / Alphabet poem – where the first letter of each line is the next letter in the alphabet (the first line begins with “A”, the second “B”, the third “C” and so on).  It is up to you how many lines you write.

A to Z Fear Story Poem.

After a busy day

Beneath a bright sun

Caused me to become alerted

Darkness was falling in the forest

Every sound set off an alarm

Fear is a mind killer

Gargle noises could be heard

Have to keep my mind focused

It was taking over my body

Just believe all is well

Kindness to the body must avail

Looking behind me failed again

My mind kept racing

Nobody following me

Only the distant call of a bird

Pounding heart kept racing

Quickly shutting my eyes

Racing on determinedly

Shutting my eyes was not a good idea

Tree somehow got in my way

Useless caring any longer

Very soon I lifted myself up

Was that a wild pig

Xylophone – was it charging me

You can please yourself what you think

Zero life left in me just Fear.

The xylophone is a musical instrument of wooden bars which sound when stuck.

I can assure you that if it was a wild pig charging me you would have heard a sound,

Quote – Fear

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s for everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” 

― Marianne WilliamsonA Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

Weekend Writing Prompt #13 – Light

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Weekend Writing Prompt #13 – Light

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Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Light

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

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in no more than 200 words that focus on a source of light.  (It can be a metaphorical light source).

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of no more than 15 lines about “Light and Dark”, that repeats at least two lines of the poem.

Light & Dark Pantoum Poem

Light and dark is a 24-hour day/night cycle in nature.
Most animals have “built in clocks” in their brains that regulate the timing of daily behavior.
Seasons create a model in which decreased day length during autumn and winter
Increased longer light hours in a day during Spring and Summer

Most animals have “built in clocks” in their brains that regulate the timing of daily behavior
While light has direct effects on circadian rhythm, there are indirect effects seen
Increased longer light hours In a day during Spring and Summer
Circadian rhythm tends to be synchronized with cycles of light and dark

While light has direct effects on circadian rhythm, there are indirect effects seen
Light seems to have therapeutic antidepressant effects when organism is exposed to it.
Circadian rhythm tends to be synchronized with cycles of light and dark
Studies have also shown that light has a direct effect on human health.

Light seems to have therapeutic antidepressant effects when organism is exposed to it.
Seasons create a model in which decreased day length during autumn and winter
Studies have also shown that light has a direct effect on human health.
Most animals have “built in clocks” in their brains that regulate the timing of daily behavior.

Info about the image above Biological clock affects the daily rhythm of many physiological processes.
The diagram depicts the circadian patterns typical of someone who rises early in the morning, eats lunch around noon and sleeps at night (10 pm).

Sorry sixteen lines, which cannot be avoided when writing Pantoum poetry.

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Weekend Writing Prompt #9 – Accidental

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Weekend Writing Prompt #9 –  Accidental

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Accidental

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

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in exactly 107 words about an accident.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of no more than 20 lines, where each line is no more than 5 words in length, inspired by either the word prompt or the photo prompt or both.

True or just a dream

Wandering wistfully along a path

Something caught my sad eyes

Was it accidental or not

A vision appeared to me

Casting a spell of meditation

Drawing me into its center

What was happening to me

Is it a hallucinating dream

Stream of colorful bright lights

Pulled me towards the spot

Right in front of me

A tiny lass sitting crying

Upon an object half buried

With ivory growing over it

I grasped and frighten her

A flash of light appeared

I woke from my despair

Nothing was there to see

Only a half-buried object

Clueless to what it is.

Weekend Writing Prompt #8 – Candour

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Weekend Writing Prompt #8 – Candour

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Candour

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

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story of any length that includes the following, “The truth?  What is that?”

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of any length and style that deals with the meaning of “candour” (to be open, to be honest, to be genuine) and its antonym “insincere” (to be guarded, to be false, to be inauthentic).

Tainted Feelings

He answered her with the optimism of achievement, and with an indication of sympathy.

See decided to accept the answer rather than believe any other theme of excuses.

Being the brightest gem in the meeting room, she could never doubt his words.

Any misleadings stories or time would never suit the situation annoying her any longer.

As it was always a shared journey in a relationship of secret meetings and love.

Truth, after all, need not be the last resort in a courtship when luster was the whole point.

He said if you don’t mind then it really does not matter, the time has come for us to depart.

That’s the secret to success when your body is playing a cheating game, it had to end.

The truth will hurt you one way or the other, so just let it go and leave the scene.

What is that? Truth or lies, one will never know after all the tales, was there any truth?

With tainted thought’s about the story he had spun to her she turned and walked away.

She knew it was the end, and she was not going to play with faith and hope any longer.

Weekend Writing Prompt #7 – Remedy

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Weekend Writing Prompt #7 – Remedy

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Remedy

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

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.

If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link on the above link.

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in less than 500 words that open with the line: “I’ve found the remedy”, or words to that effect.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem in 12 lines or less inspired by the photo prompt, where the first and last lines are the same.

The Remedy – Water Pantoum Poem

Water the remedy that delight’s the senses for survival
A most extraordinary substance, no taste, no odor
It’s the lifeblood of our bodies, we can not live without it
Pure water the world’s foremost medicine of life

A most extraordinary substance, no taste, no odor
Three different forms, liquid, solid, and a gas (water vapor)
Pure water the world’s foremost medicine of life
It can wear away rocks, but never our heart

Three different forms, liquid, solid, and a gas (water vapor)
It’s the lifeblood of our bodies, we can not live without it
It can wear away rocks, but never our heart
Water the remedy that delight’s the senses for survival

How to Write a Pantoum Poem

Weekend Writing Prompt #6 Wild

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Weekend Writing Prompt #6 Wild

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt – Wild

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

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.

If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link HERE

Poetry Challenge – Write an eight line poem, in two verses of four lines each, where: the first letter of verse one spells out WILD when reading from top to bottom, and the first letter of verse two spells out WILD when read from bottom to top to create a reflection.

Free and Lonely Birdlife

Wild wandering soul could be wilderness within
Isolation, yes, with wings that need to fly
Loneliness never freed for years, but a survivor
Domesticated but living a life as an outcast

Deep in the forest waiting for companionship
Longing heart with a lost soul, watching and waiting
Isolated but hearing chirps echoing in the trees
Whether friendship is arriving or not take care.

Weekend Writing Prompt #5 – Gratitude

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Weekend Writing Prompt #5 – Gratitude

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Thank you, Sammi Cox for the prompt.

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

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.

If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link HERE

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a five sentence story set in a meadow of wildflowers.

Poetry Challenge – Write a rhyming poem inspired by what you are grateful for.

I will continue to write a poem like last week.

It will have the first letter of each line spelling the word “gratitude” when reading from the beginning to the end.

Nine lines of thought’s about the word GRATITUDE for this week.

Gratitude shows from a loving heart that makes the world beautiful regardless of all the problems.

Radiation of appreciation and gratitude will focus your life on an amazing roll of happiness throughout your life.

Always remember to smile and look at what you have in life and appreciate everything big or small.

True forgiveness is not easy, do your best, as it is not good for your health and happiness within.

It is a true feeling within yourself that we need to share it with the world, to try and bring peace instead of war.

True beauty of nature is shown through what the joys of the land, and the flowers that bloom brings to the heart and appreciation

Usefulness and thoughtfulness will help you walk with joy, focus, and grace that everyone will notice and hopefully spread it.

Deep gratitude within your soul for all you have in your life will show every day by the beam of light sparkling from your eyes.

Everyday start with positive thoughts and a grateful heart, that is gratitude, you were not born with it, you learn it from your caregiver from day one.

Weekend Writing Prompt #4 – Destiny

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Weekend Writing Prompt #4 – Destiny

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt.

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

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.

If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link HERE

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a two sentence story, where one sentence is inspired by the word prompt and the other is inspired the photo prompt.  Ensure that the two sentences read as one story.  Sentences can be of any length.

Poetry Challenge – Write a  haiku on the theme of “Destiny”.

I will continue to write a poem like last week.

Seven lines of thought’s about Destiny for this week. It will have the first letter of each line spelling the word “Destiny” when reading from the beginning to the end.

The theme will tie into the definition of the word.

Some thought’s about the word Destiny

Disappointment happens in everyone’s life, learn to stay on top and be the gold star and flourish to the end.

Eventually, we will find the path that leads us to fulfillment in our life, as long as we don’t give up along the way.

Sew a seed from a thought into the mind and carry it out to the end, no matter how long it takes.

Truly live your dream and remember every individual has a place to fill in the world.

It is that moment of decision that our destiny is shaped forever unless we change the path ourselves.

No one can destroy you unless you let them, the decision is yours and yours alone, live your life your way.

You are the master of your own destiny take control and avoid negative sources, people, places, and habits.

Weekend Writing Prompt #3 – Imperfect

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Weekend Writing Prompt #3 – Imperfect

If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link HERE

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt.

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

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.

Here are the writing prompt challenge – Prose Challenge – Write a story in exactly 100 words that are inspired in some way by either the word prompt or the photo prompt.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of at least ten lines, where every other line contains the word “imperfect” or one of its synonyms.

I will continue to write a poem like a did last week.

A nine-line story this week, it will have the first letter of each line spelling the word “imperfect” when reading from the beginning to the end.

The theme will tie into the definition of the word

Tree Stump – Sad it was once a tree now an Imperfect site

I admire the way trees can continue growing for so many years under imperfect conditions.

Manmade and animal tracks around the roots eroding the soil.

Plus mother nature placing torrents of water that flows around the roots.

Eventually telling the story of a sad state of affairs for those deserving trees.

Rather than disturb the roots of the tree with more feet passing by.

Fetch a shovel and cover the roots firmly with fresh enriched soil.

Either that or remove the weeds so small insects like slaters and ants don’t shelter.

Continually chewing and eroding the roots even more.

Tell someone corrects the way those poor trees roots are showing, they will die fighting against the odds.

Quote that goes nicely with my poem about trees

Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground – as they grow roots.
Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty.
But we don’t see the roots.
We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree. Joyce Meyer

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Weekend Writing Prompt #2 – Unearth

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Weekend Writing Prompt #2 – Unearth

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.

If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link HERE

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt.

I will write a story like a did a poem last week.

A seven line story will have the first letter of each line spelling the word “unearth” when reading from the beginning to the end.

The theme will tie into the definition of the word.

Unearth

Under most plantation of trees, someone will make a track disturbing the soil so nothing will grow on it.

Never assume it is manmade, for everything animal or human will wear a path that will be there forever.

Everyone will leave a mark whether it’s a footprint or an echo heard by the spirits watching by.

At some point of a long walk, humans will stop a take rest, or relieve there-selves among the trees.

Resting along the way can lead to boredom causing you to unearth the soil around the trees disturbing the roots.

Trees can tell a tale, have consideration for them, they never asked you to stop by, how many years has that tree taken to grow.

Have love for those living trees, mother earth angels watch over those trees, if you destroy the bark, it will leave a mark.