Friday Freeforall: Free To Play

15 Feb

7:45a.m. — Atlanta

listening to You Were on My Mind by We Five — good God, I hear some people exclaim… I had completely forgotten that one

Hullo, everyone. The sun is out and my mood corresponds so let us see what we have to play with this weekend; or, for those of you who collect prompts and put them in files for later [as I do], what we have for your collection.

tow-truck1We start with Donna’s Put Words Together. Make Meaning and again two possibilities — both are tremendous fun. The exercises use Donna’s lines, so head over and start playing. Think of the offerings as a wordle, but specific to parts of speech, and a word acrostic.

Joseph’s Refinery is smelting and this week Yousei Hime took advantage of the opportunity. Go over and watch Joseph at work. It’s like having our own workshop each week. He has also given us a prompt, at the end. It’s a fun one, but a little complicated. Go read.

My reaction as soon as I saw the post’s title was, ‘Ooh!’ at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog. The post is titled ‘Collage Cabaret‘ and you almost lost me. I wanted to start immediately, now, sooner possibly. Adele’s posts offer so much that she should be a must stop. Visit.sunday whirl

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda picked our words from Jeopardy. Visit to see theย wordle and to read what others have done.

Over at Carry On Tuesday,ย  Keith’s choice this week might be a challenge, as he has chosen a line of prose. Don’t forget that you can break it up. The line comes from the actress Vivien Leigh. Head over.

We have a bonus at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for Limerick-off Mondays. This week she offers not only the chance to do a Valentine’s limerick, but a first line for the regular challenge, that has an alternative reading. 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.

Visit The Mag [Magpie Tales] for our first image prompt, a painting by Joseph Lorusso. I love the painting’s style, colour, and composition, so I have some web trawling to do, but meanwhile, with this, there is an obvious central focus. It might be fun to write about a smaller thing in the painting and make the obvious the side note.

Welcome Laurie Kolp at Poetry Jam, where her topic, sacrifices, comes with several photographs and accompanying quotations to start us down possible paths to poetry.

I have shifted Elizabeth‘s blog address over to the tab, Friday Freeforall: Even More Prompts, for now. Elizabeth has one of those blogs that require exploration, so drop in, every now and then.

We’re at Carol’s Wonder Wednesday, where she gives us an image and a possible track to go down. Her focus is Valentine’s, and as a bonus, we can listen to Who Wrote the Book of Love. Alternatively, visit Carol’s Cloud Capture Monday, for a non-Valentine theme.

At imaginary garden with real toads, Fireblossom Friday offers a form challenge. Fireblossom says: Today, I am feeling strict. Today, we are going to do form. Today, we are going to do iambs! Go ahead, groan like the spirits of the damned, I’ve made up my mind. So, go play with the toads, but watch out!

Do you remember your first kiss? We Write Poems wants to know. To read what, in particular, head on over.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author: Weekend Haiku & Limericks offers prompts in the form of a Monday quote, her posts on nature and ecology, and the comments. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest, so take some time off and visit.

At dVerse, one of the bartenders is taking leave for a while. Gay Reiser Cannonย  has provided us with so much and even in her final piece she takes care to leave us with a Poet’s Toolbox. If you don’t have time to read the post, bookmark it, or copy paste [with attribution] for your files. Visit. Look around. Stay awhile; it’s a friendly place.

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 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 prompt; Thursday for Your Serendipity; and next Friday for the usual.

Happy writing, everyone.


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4 responses to “Friday Freeforall: Free To Play

  1. Yousei Hime

    15/02/2013 at 9:22 am

    It is like having your own work critiqued … wait, that is mine! I was delighted when I saw posted. I’m hoping to do the polishing this weekend, revising fit in between an Asian Festival on Saturday and a 130th Birthday Celebration at an Art Museum on Sunday (of course a bit of shopping too). Oh no, some ellipses slipped in. O_O ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • margo roby

      15/02/2013 at 9:55 am

      THAT’S the tab I lost when I had to restart the computer. You. I’m so glad you commented. My brain spoke immediately and I have spent several pleasurable minutes over at your site, while tracking ‘Decree’. I’m sending an email.

      Some people like ellipses… I’m one ;-), although dashes work better for the most part.

  2. Carol Carlisle

    15/02/2013 at 3:07 pm

    Ha! I went all the way back to Tel Star by the Tornados today for Dance Around Friday. I can imaging you singing at the top of your lungs ๐Ÿ™‚

    • margo roby

      15/02/2013 at 6:26 pm

      Yep. You know me! Love Tel Star. I’m off to visit you ๐Ÿ˜€


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