10:00 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to traffic shushing on wet roads
Well, hello everyone. I know I am back earlier than I said I would be but I thought it would be nice to start the new year with the first prompts of the year. Some places won’t be back yet, but I’ll leave a note to indicate such. I hope you all had a good sign-off to 2014 and are looking forward to 2015, as I am. Let’s see who’s home.
Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie The prompt that caught my eye this week is one about summer camp. One way or another most of us have participated in some form of organised summer activity. I was also drawn to the two image prompts. To find out what the prompts are about visit them.
At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda gives us a final set of words for the past year. They are interesting. Go Wordle. If you join The Sunday Whirl‘s Facebook page, you can get the week’s list a couple of days early.
Pink.Girl.Ink. Returning tomorrow. Check them out then.
The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, also returns tomorrow. Check for Adele’s first post of the year.
Feeling a little -ish still? Then head to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. I defy you to not enjoy writing a good limerick. One advantage to writing a limerick, or two, is they are short. You can post them in comments on the blog, or on Mad Kane’s Facebook page. Go over and check it out, to read and laugh, and maybe write.
Magpie Tales has a photograph of a storefront. If you aren’t feeling the pink, remember that you do not have to write about the whole, or write about the image directly. Head over.
At Poetry Jam, Returning January 6.
At the Found Poetry Review we have an echo of last year’s April Oulipost challenge. If you didn’t participate and have wondered about it, here’s your chance: As you head into 2015, take a look back at the year’s big news and write a found poem… Go on over for more of the prompt.
Poets & Writers gives us three prompts every week. One for non-fiction, one for fiction, and one for poetry. My contention is that all the prompts work for poetry. They also all work for prose. This week’s topics are lighten up, digging deep, and looking ahead. Visit to find out what the prompts are about.
Susie, at imaginary garden with real toads, has given us five quotes to do with a new year. Go play with the toads.
Sad news at Red Wolf Poems where they are closing the doors on the prompt site. For all of us who have followed them since the days of We Write Poems, they will be missed as much for the friendships within the group as for their prompts. Barbara has given us one final prompt. As always with her prompts for Red Wolf, the prompt is twisty and fun to play with. Go on over to read, to write a farewell poem, to say goodbye.
Poets United Midweek Motif returns in the new year.
Over at dVerse they’re out ’til early in the new year.
I shall see you Tuesday for a prompt; Thursday for links and some words to the new followers I haven’t spoken to yet; and Friday for more prompt site roundups.
Happy writing, everyone. It always feels good to come back.