Weekly Writing Prompt #13

Weekly Writing Prompt #13
Week of 30th November 2015

DOOR Template Instructions =====================

(5) Words: | SHARP | RED | BREAK | PEN | CLOSE |

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Poetry Suggestions
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Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
six lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 2) five line poem on any theme with the earlier mentioned syllable pattern
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Fictional Suggestions
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Flash Fiction (500 – 300 words)
Any Genre: Mystery – Sci-Fi – Fantasy – Horror – Literary
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SUGGESTIONS FOR FLASH FICTION
***You have room for one main character.
***You have room for one scene.
***Get to main conflict of scene in first sentence.
***You have room for a single plot.
***You have room for a single, simple theme.
***SHOW anything related to the main conflict.
***TELL the backstory; don’t “show” it.
***Save the twist until the end.
***Eliminate all but essential words.

These are not set in gold.
Use your best judgement.
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  6. Back on track with

    PASTORAL CARE AND WISDOM

    See them let loose from their pen
    To roam the trackless moors again
    Beneath his sharp and watchful eyes
    As are also the overarching skies

    Especially at the break and close of days
    Intent on not the hour but these slanted rays
    Unlike the townsmen shackled fast to time
    But heedful of the weather-lore rhyme

    Red sky at night
    Shepherd’s delight
    Red sky in the morning
    Shepherd’s warning

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