Weekly Writing Prompt #16

Weekly Writing Prompt #16
Week of 21st December 2015

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Poetry Suggestions
You will find more Poetry Styles
on the Poetry Page at top of Post
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
Fictional Suggestions
Flash Fiction (500 – 300 words)
Any Genre: Mystery – Sci-Fi – Fantasy – Horror – Literary
***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

27 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Prompt #16

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        • Not familiar. I will take a look. Recently we decided to go hold in your hand kind of books. Leafing through a book has a great sensation. If available at our local bookshop, we’ll pick it up. One of our friends works there. If not on the shelf, we’ll have him order it. Christmas is all year round. What is it about “Merry-Happy-New” that so delights you? I’ll also check out on Amazon. I like to look inside. MERRY CHRISTMAS. I am writing this on the start of Christmas Eve Day. Tonight is the night we celebrate the most. Last night I listened to the Nutcracker. Have been listening to other more Holy Traditional Instrumental Music, also. We feast a Traditional meal on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the evening we eat our favorite Chinese Specials. Our tradition has been going on many years. Delicious. Hope your Christmas is Wonderful. Will spend some time on Christmas reading the 5 word challenges. Just finished a painting for mine. The poem I finished earlier in the evening. Well,I need to get some sleep. I found a great video on YouTube with snowing and total silence. Check for Falling Snow, if interested. I found it on ROKU YouTube. Great for meditation. Feels like one is in Narnia. Night now. 🙂


          • Oh, your traditions sound wonderful! I checked Amazon for the book (I’m a hold in your hand book person too)–it’s a bit pricey, maybe, but delightful. Ms Boynton draws animal characters in a humorous way–the book is light-hearted–so the Christmas “tips” and recipes are pretty hilarious! I tried to find “merry happy new” in the book–and couldn’t locate it–so it’s possible it was something my sibs and I said, after reading the book…long ago. Have a super holiday time!

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            • It has been b&w film day. All new to us but on TCM. I set to tape them over a week ago. Thought they sounded Christmas but something new, with the exception of Alistair Sim’s Scrooge. Love feasting on Chinese. Shawn, my partner is playing withe techno toy I gave her. I’m using the one she gave me. But I’ve had since shortly before Hanukkah. So have been resting all day. I don’t take many breaks. Today is usually a totally crash kind of day. Hope you enjoyed Christmas Eve and Day. Still time to go. So I will take a read of some of the contributors to the 5 word. All if I am able. Want to read yours first. May be briefer than usual but if had anything further to write I will do later.

              I told Shawn I want to celebrate Christmas until New Years. She agreed. But I am sure there will be creativity involved. Merry-Happy-New!


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