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.