Greetings, poets and storytellers. I hope this day finds you inspired and hopeful and ready to play with cool words. In New York City, things are hot. And I am not only referring to current events, but also to the heatwave that has kept us sweating for the last couple of weeks. Thank goodness for fans, air conditioning, and the occasional bit of breeze. Without them, I suspect most of us would have already spontaneously combusted or turned into bubbling puddles on sizzling sidewalks.
How have you and your muse been spending your days? My muse and I have been reading and revising and such… hence the word list for today’s prompt (my first instinct was to list some summer words, but the thought made me want to run screaming and I resisted). So, I give you allusion, conflict, edit, fiction, grammar, mood, pace, plot, poetry, prose, punctuation, rhythm, and stanza, and invite you to write new poetry or prose which includes 3 or more of the words in blue. The actual words, or derivatives of them, should be part of your contribution. Use them literally or figuratively, make your piece about writing or living, let your theme be bleak or bright or whatever feels just right.
This prompt will stay open for a week. One entry per participant, please. If your muse goes for prose, please let the word count be 369 words or fewer. Feed your link to Mr. Linky. Visit other poets and storytellers, and do let them know what their words made you think, feel, want…
May the world (and people) cooldown and let all living things breathe easier.