9:00 a.m. — Walnut Creek
Hello all. I hope you have had a good week and will have a relaxing not too hot, or cold, weekend.
We start with Donna’s Poetry Tow Truck and a fun but tricky prompt that says in part: Clichés can be the bane of a writer’s existence. So today, we are going to make them work for us. To find out how, head over to the Tow Truck and check out the rest of the prompt.
Poetic Bloomings‘ prompt centres around goals, setting them, achieving them, not achieving them. Visit the site and look it over, read the rest of the prompt and the poems by the hosts in response. You might also check their in-form offering which is the etheree we met on Tuesday Tryouts a few weeks back.
The next site is The Sunday Whirl. Visit to see Brenda’s wordle and to read up on how it works, if you wish to post responses. Otherwise, enjoy a weekly wordle, the words of which come from three responses to previous wordles. And be sure to go over to see what others have done.
The Found Poetry Review focuses on fairy tales this week. For more on the prompt, and for links to help, visit.
Carry On Tuesday gives us a line from Amy Winehouse’s song Valerie: In my head I paint a picture. For a link to the lyrics and to hear another song, visit the site.
Sunday Scribblings’ prompt is focused on distant: Distant can be spatial or emotional or just about anything you like. The site suggests a couple of possibilities, so head over. And One Single Impression gives us: need. Go to the site to read the poem offered.
At Scribble & Scatter’s ‘Sunday Snaps’ Susan May James has one photograph ready for you to look at. If you use it, consider submitting your creation to ‘Sunday Snaps: the Stories’ a collection of 52 photos and stories/poems. The deadline is this weekend for this series.
And another image site: Creative Writing Ink. I have looked through some of their past images and they have a fun collection, so head over to take stock. This week’s is an old castle and waves crashing on rocks. Enough to spur a fairy tale or two…
Whether you like to read them or want to try writing one, this site is the place to play with limericks. I enjoy the whole site more every week and find myself wandering around reading and grinning at the clever limericks. Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for her Limerick-off Mondays and a lot more besides.
Jingle Poetry’s ‘Monday Potluck’ offers us Nature and Life. Remember to pop by and check the image that accompanies the prompt. Next week they are giving us Love and its not being there. Sounds interesting. If you have the time, explore the site, as they offer a lot.
Visit Magpie Tales for our final image prompt. This week they have a poster and it is fun. You can focus on the title alone, the poster as a poster, or the image and what that sparks in you. Or, any combination of the above.
For you alliterists out there, here is ABC Wednesday‘s letter for this week: B and they have made it a tribute post even if only by implication: Among people participating this week, and indeed in previous weeks, months and years even, are friends in Norway. Go on over to see their topic and read a poem on the subject.
The three words this week for Three Word Wednesday are banter, fumble, and glance. You saw a scene immediately didn’t you? As always, visit them for their definitions. They have a particularly good source.
As it happens, we have a fourth image this week and a fun image it is. We Write Poems gives us a girl, a bed and a bear. Irresistible!
Poets United says: Today is tomorrow and here I am inviting you to write about grass. You know you have to go over and find out what that’s about. They always have more to help us choose possible paths, so go over and read the rest of the prompt and view the photographs, green and grassy.
Scribble & Scatter’s ‘Alpha to Omega Thursdays‘ gives us: cranium and kleptomania. Head over to read the origins of the two words and the Greek letter with which they start.
And here is Mr Knowitall’s Friday Flash 55. I guess, technically it can be considered our fifth image, as even though the site is for flash fiction, there is no reason you can’t use it to inspire a poem.
Remember to check out Elizabeth Crawford’s discussion site Writers Speak where she asks writers of all genres to stop by and talk about the life of a writer. She will post new topics every week around Friday. This week’s topic is about our personal rules for writing, so if you haven’t gone over, go, before Elizabeth changes the topic! It was fun to think about, and even more fun to read others.
That should keep everyone busy and writing. If you think anyone else would enjoy these, click on the buttons below. If you have questions ask. If you write in response to any of these, both the people whose blogs you visit and I would love to read your responses. So, post! And, remember: if you have a topic you want me to discuss, tell me. I’ll take on just about anything and if it’s beyond me, I’ll find sources.
I shall see you Tuesday for an open prompt [yes, I am feeling kindly], Thursday I am off, and next Friday for more of the same. Happy writing, everyone.