In Other Words, favorite things…

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He curled up on the window ledge with a book, a thick blanket covering his long legs as he sipped his tea.

As afternoon politely showed evening into the sky, the streetlights below started to flicker into life.

Idly, he looked away from his book to people – the form of human interaction he was most comfortable with.

It was a relaxing day, something which everyone around him could not understand.

His favourite things to do.


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
Use the picture and/or the word(s) favorite things as inspiration
Link back to this post

If you are on WordPress this will create a pingback.
If you are not on WordPress put a link to your post in the comments.
You can also post your story or poem in the comments.

Prompt: In Other Words, favorite things…

Inspiration Call: Micropoetry Monday

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protective hands held on too long
the bird forgot the dreams of soaring

freely in the skies.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Inspiration Call: Micropoetry Monday – use this picture as inspiration for a micro poem (a short poem with no particular rules).

Publishing opportunity details for this writing prompt can be found at Open Publishing Projects.

Prompt: Inspiration Call: Micropoetry Monday

Weekend Writing Prompt #126 – Haven

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The Community

Their children and grandchildren did not know the value of peace; they knew not the price of war. How ironic that the haven they live in was bought by bloodshed and violence.

(32 words)


Only those who fought would truly appreciate, I guess. I notice the plethora of “action” movies that sensationalise and glorify war or large scale fighting and I could not help but wonder – do we really want violence that much?

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

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.

Prompt: Weekend Writing Prompt #126 – Haven

SIX-WORD STORY CHALLENGE – “ELIXIR”

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body lives forever; the mind didn’t


I think sometimes, we are too intimidated by the concept of death that we must find something to demonstrate how we continue to live beyond it – eternity, elixir, immortality, gods, fame and sadly, even charity. Meanwhile, our minds sometimes yearns for growth too.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Prompt: SIX-WORD STORY CHALLENGE – “ELIXIR”

I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #40

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gaia of the house

cosy little home
she balances on her back –
entire world to her


I must say, Susi’s challenges are really getting more challenging. It took me quite a while to get this down. Then the title of this senryuu is another challenge. All in all, I like this. Not my usual finesse, probably, but I still like it.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

PLEASE follow them! I’d hate to not see your piece(s) represented in the recap the following week! Confused? Any questions – email me at sushibocks@gmail.com   

For more detailed information, read about this challenge here.

  • Create a standard three line 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu
  • Deadline to submit for this week’s challenge will be 11:59pm 10/12/19
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link your piece to this “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Prompt: I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #40

In Other Words, repair…

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

having a proper resolution
after each conflict,
no repairs would be needed.
after all, we were
made to fit.


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
Use the picture and/or the word repair as inspiration
Link back to this post

If you are on WordPress this will create a pingback.
If you are not on WordPress put a link to your post in the comments.
You can also post your story or poem in the comments.

Prompt: In Other Words, repair…

The Simple Things #3

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1. alone time

2. music

3. reading


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

Every Saturday, I will share three things that I believe to be the simple things in life, yet things that make me extremely happy. I invite you to do the same.

Now, it’s your turn! Share with me three simple things in life that make you happy. Please reblog, share this post, and give others a smile and a little bit of love. If you reblog the post, please ping or tag my blog and use the words Simple Things” and “Happy as your blog entry tags.

Prompt: The Simple Things #3

Weekend Writing Prompt #124 – Barter

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I barter my heart for your love and we both profit.

(11 words)


If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

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.

 

Prompt: Weekend Writing Prompt #124 – Barter

Inspiration Call: Tanka Thursday

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water colours

picturesque world
breathed into life through brush strokes
warm water colours

thankful of this given sight
i cherish what seems mundane


I have very bad eyesight. When I wake up in the morning, I usually move around the house without my glasses. After I have my breakfast and wash up, then I put on my glasses. By then, the sun has risen and every morning, I am amazed by what I see.

This is a thankful tanka. The simple things that I sometimes take for granted.

If you are interested, the prompt is linked below.

A Tanka is a Japanese poem and similar to a Haiku, however it has seven lines. Tankas are nature, seasons, love, and other emotions. Line one has a five syllable count, line two is seven syllables, line three is five syllables, line four is seven syllables, and line five seven syllables. In total it has thirty one syllables. It uses simile, metaphor, and personification.


The pattern for Tanka is the following:

Line 1: 5 syllables

Line 2: 7 syllables

Line 3: 5 syllables

Line 4: 7 syllables

Line 5: 7 syllables


Writing tip from: Writing Tips – Exploring The Writer’s Path

Publishing opportunity details for this writing prompt can be found at Open Publishing Projects.

Prompt: Inspiration Call: Tanka Thursday