Welcome back, dear poets and storytellers!
sneaked up on you, too? I had all these plans, all these things I was going to
do (or, at least, start) during
the break, and you know how much of it I did? Not one bit. Well, that’s not
completely true. I did a lot of thinking, mostly about things I used to love
doing but haven’t done in while (due
to illness, lack of time,
and pure old laziness * cough *).
first optional prompt was born out of those thoughts. With that in mind, I invite
you to create poetry or prose inspired by the words Reclaim, Rekindle,
Rebirth. Use one, two, or all three words in your writing. Be literal
or metaphorical. As always, the choice is yours.
prompt doesn’t get your muse going, share something that does. Let if be new or
old, fiction or nonfiction, short or longish (369 words
or fewer). Add the direct link to your post. One link per
participant, please. Visit other writers. And have a great New Year.
next week, Rommy will ask us to use the word “wheels” in a
piece of poetry or prose.
photo by Tangerine Newt, on Unsplash
It definitely snuck up on me! Not that I had things I was going to do – I decided on a 'retreat', the kind where I lazed about and only did pleasurable things. (Well, mostly. Some chores can't be avoided.) I wasn't in a hurry to resume normal operations – but this is a nice way to ease myself back. Thanks for starting us off again, Magaly, and Happy New Year to all!ReplyDelete
I guess I gave myself a needed break without realizing it. 😅Delete
Happiest New Year to you, too, Rosemary!
As usual here, more fun writing for the new beginning.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting, Magaly. I hope your time off was good for you.
You're most welcome, Jim. My time off was... elusive.Delete
Happy New Year Everyone....it's good to be back !ReplyDelete
Yes, it is!Delete
Happy New Year everyone! I am offering a possible poetry/short story prompt on Fridays - see below my poem (linked above) for details and let me know if you are interested.ReplyDelete
I don't know if I would participate all the time--I'm terrible at keeping up with prompts, even here😅--but I would be interested (now and again).Delete
I used rebirthed - the word I was searching for. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year .. Writers! My son and I are spending January away from cold, snowy Bend Oregon. See you in February!ReplyDelete
Lucky! Keep enjoying yourself. And send some warmth our way. 🥶Delete
Thank you Helen, for sending us New Year wishes from your holiday warmth!Delete
Thanks to those who have commented on my poem so far. Never doubt that our comments to each other are valuable! I realised from some things said that I had not fully conveyed what I intended, so have been able to do a hasty rewrite which hopefully clarifies it.ReplyDelete
I noticed. It added to my enjoyment of the piece.Delete
Ha, now a reader from my fb post of it has complained that the edit destroyed the poetic flow and subtlety! So, there, I have put it back how it was originally. I probably need more distance from it now, before making a final decision.Delete
Good day, Poets and Storytellers!ReplyDelete
I hope the New Year has been kind and good to everyone so far. I try to stay positive this year, so less dark poetry from me. (no promise). Also try to take another shot at a major short story writing competition (try is the word)..
The Lunar New Year is coming in a couple of weeks, so yes, i have to start doing some spring cleaning soon. :)
Ooh! I like the idea of more competitions. I might try with you (from afar).Delete
Happiest New Year!
Happy New Year, and best wishes!ReplyDelete
Happy New Year to you!Delete