Sunday, February 23, 2020

Writers’ Pantry #8: We Like Multiples of Three

Greetings, word lovers. I hope February has been good to you. I also hope that the nearness of its end didn’t catch you as unaware as it did me. When I realized that this is the last Sunday of this month, I spent more than a handful of seconds looking over my shoulder… trying to figure out if some of February’s days were hiding somewhere—they weren’t. Well, mayhap March will take its time to pass us by (fingers crossed).

Announcements and Reminders:

- after trying a few things, we’ve decided to keep prompts open for a week. Seven days should give everyone time to participate. Still, please keep in mind that some participants might move on after 2 or 3 days, so don’t be surprised if an entry added on day 6 doesn’t get many readings.

- since January, we’ve removed links for different reasons (i.e. the poetry or prose does not fit the prompt’s theme, the entry goes beyond the word count, the link leads to spam). When we have a way to contact the person whose link we have removed, we do so (the 1st time, even the 2nd). But when the behavior continues, we remove the link without explaining again.

- as we’ve pointed out in our Prompts and Features page, our community is open to poetry and prose. The latter can come in the shape of stories, articles, letters… pretty much, we just ask for creative writing—fiction or nonfiction, the choice is yours. When it comes to prose, entries should be no longer than 369 words (we like multiples of three).

- in her Wild Fridays #7: Roving the Web, Rosemary shares links to sites she finds interesting. She also lets us know how to approach her, if we wish to promote our latest bookish publication and more. So, if you haven’t yet, do take a look-see.

- for the next Weekly Scribblings, “Red Fruit Rendition”, Sanaa invites us “to write while inspired by red fruit [pomegranate, blood orange, cherry… any red fruit]. Fruit as a metaphor, analogy, a persisting idiom, as a symbol or even as eroticism. Feel free to interpret this challenge in any manner that suits your tastes, preferences, interests, or desires.”

As always, the Writers’ Pantry is an open link event. Add the direct link to your contribution for this weekend—poetry or prose, fiction or nonfiction, old or new, short or longish… Again, prose should be 369 words or fewer. One entry per participant. Share your words, delight in the words of others (let them know what their words brew out of you). Mr. Linky will stay open until next Sunday.

May the rest of February (and March, too) be full of soul-warming sparkles

34 comments:

  1. Greetings, everyone. My internet access is going to be tricky all day today, so my visits will be scattered. Read you soon!

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    1. Thanks for the post, Magaly, with all its useful updates and reminders, as well as the opportunity to share our creations.

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    2. Thank you for the glorious pantry, Magaly!πŸ’ Sharing a poem I wrote on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice πŸ˜ƒ

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    3. You're most welcome, my dear Rosemary and Sanaa!

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  2. Thank you for letting us know about the updates and reminders, Magaly. We're being pounded with more wind and rain this weekend. I went to collect my train tickets for my week with Ellen and Lucas and both machines at our local stations were out of service, but I have a couple of weeks to get into the city, to the main station, where everything will be fine. Both cats have decided to stay in this morning. Mojo is hugging up to me while looking out of the window and Luna has disappeared. I'm staying indoors too!

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    1. We had weather like that here recently. A relief after the fires, but causing problems of its own. No sense going out into it if you don't have to!

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    2. Staying indoors is a good idea! Hopefully the weather will clear up soon. πŸ’

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    3. Kim, I hope the rain is under control by now. I was in Washington heading to the airport, when you first left this message, and getting from the garage to the car left me soaked and freezing (at 5am!). Today, New York is all sun and brightness.

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  3. Okay, I'm up, and I'd like to apologize to anyone who had trouble commenting on my entry last week - new site, new tech issues, but it should be sorted now. Also, I've now set up a meme on twitter and facebook that can be used for anyone to advertise the prompts. Just put #PopLitChallenge on your share or tweet, along with a Word Selfie, link to this site and a few words about it. The more the meme is used, the more coverage you get. Twitter and fb rules apply.

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    1. Twitter would be the best option, though. Their memes are popular and, as we know, the United are having difficulties on facebook.

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    2. Many thanks again, Anthony, for being so helpful and proactive.

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    3. No thanks needed, Rosemary, I'm enjoying it - it's good to feel useful again after so long.

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    4. Thank you so much, Anthony πŸ˜ƒ heading over to read you!🍹

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  4. Good morning, I'm about to try sleeping for a couple more hours. To those in the wet and cold, try to stay warm. Down here, Lower Texas Gulf, we have finished the rain and now will bounce around in the 30'sF to the 70's.
    Thank you, Magaly for hosting today. I wrote, or tried, to your photo here in the middle of the night.
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    1. Hope you had a nice sleep in! I enjoyed what the photo inspired in you.

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    2. Loved your poem, Jim!πŸ’ We are nearing the close of winter here so the weather is dry and hot.

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    3. Jim, the weather seems to be doing wild things everywhere. Let's hope we get our act together and things start getting better. I am very curious to see what my photo brewed out of your muse.

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  5. Cheers for hosting Magaly (and hello to Rosemary) on this wet and cold morning - the sun has been fighting to make its presence known and sometimes wins briefly, c'mon sun!
    Anna :o]

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    1. Wet and (slightly) cold here, too, at present. Good for staying indoors and writing / reading poetry, lol.

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    2. Sending sunshine your way, Anna! Heading over to read you πŸ’πŸΉ

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  6. moving slower than the sound of footsteps lately ...I will do my best to catch up with everyone's creative contributions.
    ZQ

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    1. It's so good to have you here with us, ZQ!πŸ’ I loved your poem!πŸ˜ƒ

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    2. ZQ, I completely understand moving around in a state of molasses.

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  7. Seem to have worked out my blogger glitches. Looking forward to reading. Great to be back.

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    1. That's good to know, Dr. Pearl πŸ˜ƒ heading over to read you!πŸ’πŸΉ

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    2. How Fantastic, Pearl. Hope you enjoyed the reading!

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  8. Today I link a poem I wrote years ago ... celebrating Shrove Tuesday and the pancake! Cheers everyone.

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    1. I went online to read about Shrove Tuesday πŸ˜ƒ now heading over to read your poem. Cheers!πŸ’πŸΉ

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    2. Helen, I'm already craving pancakes.

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  9. I like the new layout! (Well, new-ish to me, but still!)

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    1. Thanks for saying so! We sought to make it attractive and user-friendly, but above all we hope the new lean, clean, uncluttered home page will make it harder to develop some of the glitches which bedevilled many blogs over the Christmas - New Year period.

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    2. The Bizza, like Rosemary, I am very thankful for your words. We put a lot of work into making the changes. So, it's great to see they are noticed!

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