day, when Rommy graciously hosted my “Upcycled Words” feature
, since I was
being not-so-gently smacked around by a ruthless cold, I spent some time
searching for previously discarded prose or poetry or thoughts, to reuse in a
piece of higher quality than the original. The task took me all the way back to
the first poem I ever wrote, which was undeniably terrible. I remember the incident
and feelings that inspired the piece; and after several re-readings, I could
see how my once poetry-hating muse tried (unsuccessfully) to
share said situation and feelings in a poetic way. But the result was… dreadful.
most of the day in bed, feverish and headachy, thinking about that appalling
piece of writing… and what it might look/feel like if I rewrote it. That last bit
is what inspired today’s optional prompt. If you wish to accept it—and I hope
you do, my dearest poets and storytellers—I would like you to take a poem or
story you wrote many years ago (preferably,
one that wasn’t exactly awesome), and rewrite it. Please post both the original and the edited versions.
If your muse isn’t in a rewriting mood, do link a piece of your choosing. Let it be new or old, fiction or nonfiction, short or longish (prose pieces should be 369 words or fewer). Add the direct link to your post; one link per participant. After you share your words, visit other writers and see what their muses have chosen to delight us with.
next week, Rommy will invite us to share poetry or prose inspired by the phrase, “stay curious”.
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