Weekly Writing Challenge #72

Weekly Writing Prompt #72
Week of 16th Jan. 2017

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

(5) Words: | FLASH | USE | TRIGGER | VIEW | BACK |

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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 – syllables
’28’ Form (4 x 7) or (7 x 4) lines & syllables or lines
Free Verse – No Limitations
See [POETRY PAGE] for further instructions
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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
***One main character
***Room for one scene
***Main conflict in first sentence
***Room for a single plot
***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

Use your best judgement
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11 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Challenge #72

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    • Thank you. Alternating words meanings close is perfectly fine. Great idea. I am setting the postings a bit differently. I will add the choice of using synonyms. What about flipping the words in some cases to antonyms. Or is that going too far? Let me know what you think. – kiley

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      • Not sure about antonyms. It takes us too far from the spirit of the prompt if you see what I mean. The way I see it, we have a bunch of words that inspires a poem. The idea for the poem comes, inspired by that word combination, then we have to fit them into the poem. Sometimes the exact word doesn’t fit— a synonym might fit better for a rhyme, for example. Maybe other people use the prompt differently, getting inspiration elsewhere and tailoring the poem to fit in the prompt words.

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