Weekly Writing Prompt #89

Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction
May 15th – #89

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

(5) Words: | SONG | RAYS | LEAD | TRACK| SCARE|

*A brilliant idea has been brought to my attention regarding the (5) word prompt. Please feel free to substitute any of the words with a synonym.🎈 🎭 ✨

Poetry Suggestions

Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Villanelle (19 line poem[no word limit]–2 repeating rhymes & 2 refrains)… Excellent example is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”
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

Fictional Suggestions

Flash Fiction (500 – 300 words)
Any Genre: Mystery – Sci-Fi – Fantasy – Horror – Literary

***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

15 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Prompt #89

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  3. Jennifer

    E-mails from both your comcast addresses keep getting (apparently anyway) undelivered according to my “Mail Delivery System”. I hope you get this message via your WP site reaches me. I have certainly received two e-mails from *you* in the past few days and am trying to reply. Don’y want you to think I’m ignoring you.

    Technology! Who’d trust it?


        • Just loading up new laptop. Have Thunderbird offline email program. Haven’t entered emails yet. Should work receiving your emails. Give it a try at mystery756@comcast.net under Jennifer Kiley. It’s making me crazy. It will not let me install Chrome. Using Firefox. Don’t like Edge. What a nightmare. Otherwise I love my new laptop 360° Touch Screen 13.3″ HP Spectre Windows 10. But this is the worst part of getting a new computer – setting it up. [lots of other emails downloading ok.] Will send email when i set up addresses.

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          • Neither of the comcast addresses I have for you will work, Jennifer. 😦

            The comcast error is:

            “554 – [PTR lookup failure] Comcast requires all sending mail server IP addresses have a valid PTR record set up. This error results when the lookup failed.

            NXDOMAIN response. One of the authoritative servers for the relevant section of the in-addr.arpa DNS tree is saying that there is no PTR record for the given IP address.”

            See http://postmaster.comcast.net/smtp-error-codes.php#554

            I suspect I can still get through to Shawn. I’ll try and then we can discover whether the problem is specific to your two addresses or whether it is more widespread. I have certainly received recent mail *from* you so maybe it’s just a failure in your set up?


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