Weekly Writing Challenge #163

Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction

DOOR Template Instructions

(5) Words: | CLOSE | SAND | DEFEND | STEM | LINE |

*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

14 thoughts on “Weekly Writing Challenge #163

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  4. It has been too long my friend! I am so glad to see you are still writing… your talent is inspiring! I am back and slowly rebuilding my blog… had to start all over… but I have lots of good things to add. Unfortunately I lost all followers as well. Look forward to more of your writings and many talents! ♥bpmuse


    • I am so delighted to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. I will add you to my select list of Links to the best blogs I love. Hope you are able to build you blog quickly. I had to change my link dropping ‘the’ from my address. Google was messing with me and telling my followers my site was dangerous to visit. The visits dropped down but has since then increased gradually. I am going to spend time on Sunday reading through some of your postings from 2018. Maybe a few tonight but it is late for my these days. We will get chances to catch up. I will try to check your blog as often as I am able. I’ve been ill for awhile so I don’t have the same energy but getting better again. We will tell each other our stories. Give it time & you will be back. Your blog in the past was a great inspiration. I will leave comments when I am able. ❣ j.k

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