Friday Freeforall: Ready, Set, Go

01 Feb

7:47 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Mama Told Me (Not to Come) by Three Dog Night

Hi, all. It has been a relatively quiet week here, although the weather continues its bi-polar up and down, good and not good. I’ve given up putting any season’s clothes away. Whether [heh heh] you will be out or in, this weekend, here are our prompts for this week.

Where was I? My son’s blog post just came in. As he writes a music blog, I stopped a moment to see what he has to say. I shall disappear periodically to listen to one of the groups from 2012, he is recommending. I surprise myself with what I like, sometimes.

tow-truck1We start with Donna’s Put Words Together. Make Meaning and a suggestion for writing a poem that involves noise and silence. To read what it is about, head over to Donna’s place.

The Refinery will/might have a new piece of ore to work tomorrow. I’m giving you Joseph’s general address to check. His blog is such good value, that zipping in for a quick check is no problem. If The Refinery isn’t up, pick an entry to read for pleasure. Keep sending poems in, people. I want this to run for the next 49 weeks. One of the best ways to revise our own poetry is to revise someone else’s. Or, if revision is not a strength, to watch someone going through a poem. Go over for a look and consider sending in one of your poems.

Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele wants us to consider the end of the world. Apocalyptic? Or, gradual fade? She has several fun suggestions. I was quite taken with the sixth, which asks for a weather report on the last day of the world. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Visit.

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda brings us words from the novel Dragon Moon by Carole Wilkinson.  Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

Music break… huh. I like the UK group Tribes, at least the song given.

At Carry On Tuesday,  Keith offers the title of one of Abba’s songs as our prompt. The link he provides takes us to the original song by Abba, as well as the version sung by Pierce Brosnan. It’s proving to be a very musical Friday. Of course, I stopped to listen. (It’s Abba, she said, blotting her musical copybook forever, in many eyes.)

Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. Look around while you are there. I visit because I know I will laugh and laughing is good, so visit to read, to laugh, perhaps to write.

Well, that’s new. Today’s starting line wouldn’t leave until I got my notebook out and wrote two limericks. It’s a weird day, people.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a photograph. Make sure you look at the photograph in close-up mode. There are a ton of details. You might find yourself writing about one small corner, rather than the entire image.

Peggy, at Poetry Jam, challenges us to play with an aspect of point of view, to write as something completely other. Head over to see what she says.

Elizabeth, of 1sojournal, says of her new posts, I found the very beginnings of my own story as a serious writer. Discovered me, making notes about finding my own path for the next twenty years. The things that worked, and the ones that didn’t… I believe they contain that first eye-opening energy of the beginner, that one who has finally grasped a much wider concept than she has allowed herself in the past. It’s an energy I wish to share.

We’re at Carol’s Wonder Wednesday, where she gives us an image and a possible track to go down. I love the conversation poem she wrote to go with it.

At imaginary garden with real toads, there are days when I don’t know which one to choose for you. That’s when I give you the general address and let you choose.  Go play with the toads.

Music break… again with the, Huh. I liked the Fanfarlo song. It’s not that I question my son’s taste, which has been impeccable since he was nine, or some such. I am surprised at the contemporary music that I like. No, no, it doesn’t seem to go with Abba.

We Write Poems would like us to try anaphora. Uh huh. You know you are going to have to visit to find out what the heck. Go. It’s a fun technique to play with.

At dVerse, Samuel Peralta gives us one of the clearest explanations for a somewhat difficult form, that I have read, and I have read lots in my quest to write a ghazal, or ghazal sonnet. Step into his office and see what you can do. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author: Weekend Haiku & Limericks isn’t posted yet, but visit. Her topics focus on aspects of nature. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest.

Flash fiction fans: I’m going to give you the link to the general site of Flashy Fiction, rather than always giving you Friday, as you might come to the site on a different day, thus be offered a different image. Pot luck.

If that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a new tab: Freeforall: Even More Prompt Sites. The sites won’t always be up-to-date, in fact, rarely, but the links will get you there.

If you have questions, ask. If you write in response to any of these, the people whose blogs you visit would love to read your responses. So, post!

I shall see you Tuesday for a found prompt; Thursday for Your Serendipity; and next Friday for the usual.

Happy 1st of February and happy writing, everyone.


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5 responses to “Friday Freeforall: Ready, Set, Go

  1. JulesPaige

    01/02/2013 at 9:53 am

    Arg…there are just too many good prompts and not enough time to play with all of them. So this month on my small stones (smaller verse site) I am, in no particular order – since it is February and Love and Honor are in the air…I am going to visit various folks who have visited me, inspired me and have guide my muse to pen a few (or more) words.

    My small site is:

    and my first (actually dual piece as it links to a longer verse) is:

    All because of a single feather resting on the moon…

    Thanks as always Oh Great Promptress you torch leads the way for so many…

    • margo roby

      01/02/2013 at 1:48 pm

      Your old site! I still have it bookmarked. I’ll head over. Oh Great Promptress might be my favourite title 😉

  2. Misky

    01/02/2013 at 9:55 am

    Tribe’s song “We are Children” or something like that is okay, too. So glad to see that you’re listening to something more current.

  3. Hannah Gosselin

    02/02/2013 at 2:08 pm

    Smiles and a happy weekend to you, Margo…thanks for the round-up! 🙂


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