Greetings, my dearest poets and storytellers. It’s Magaly here, feeling a bit loopy (after yet another medical procedure), but also feeling hopeful and rested (after having slept 13 glorious hours). Speaking of 13, since I have been fond of the number 13 for a very long time, I thought the 13th of October would be a perfect day to inform you of changes Rommy, Rosemary, and I have planned for the Poets and Storytellers United blog.
The Change: Starting on
Sunday, October 31st Friday, November 5th,
P&SU’s Weekly Scribblings and Writers’ Pantry will merge into one and become
Sunday Scribblings a single event. This means that we will go from two posts a
week to one. Our new, weekly prompts will give participants the chance to
respond to a specific prompt or to share new or old poetry or prose of their
So, there you have it. Everything else shall remain as it
has been. We’ll continue to share our words. We’ll just have a whole week to
delight in each other’s contributions before a new prompt is posted.
And now, for my last Weekly Scribblings, I invite
you to write poetry or prose inspired by a personal symbol, or a thing that
represents or stands for something else, especially a material object or an action
representing something abstract to you (i.e.,
luck, remembrance…). For example, Serena Williams
has a lucky pair of socks; Helen Mirren has a lucky pair of shoes; Benicio del
Toro wears a ring with a wooden core so he can always knock on wood whenever
needed; and I use 13 as often as possible, for luck and for centering.
This prompt will remain open for a week. We welcome fiction
and nonfiction, short and long(ish)
you go for prose, let the word count be 369 words or fewer. Please add the
direct link to your contribution. And after
you share your words, remember to visit other writers and let them know
what their words did for you. Significantly rewritten poetry and prose are also