Friday, January 27, 2023

Friday Writings #61: Such Inspiring Titles

Greetings, dear writers!

How are things in your bit of the universe? New York City is all right, maybe a bit cold. But I’m not complaining. Wintry days are perfect for reading a good book (or 10). I just finished rereading Terry Pratchett’s Maskerade (which was wittily funny); before that, I reread Isabel Allende’s Memories of the Eagle and the Jaguar (an interesting trilogy); earlier in the month, I read Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style (which was instructive and humorous).

Since I’m rather nosy, I’m always curious about what other people are reading. So, for today’s optional prompt—which I am not using to fatten my to-be-read pile, really—I invite you to write poetry or prose inspired by the title of the first book you read, are reading, or will read in 2023. You don’t need to use the actual words of the title in the piece of poetry or prose you’re linking, but please include it somewhere in the post. For administrative purposes, of course *cough*.

If this prompt doesn’t warm up your ink, share a piece that does. Your contribution can be new or old, short or longish (369 words or fewer), fiction or nonfiction. Share the direct link to your post, please. One link per participant. Visit other writers.

next week, Rommy will invite us to use ‘pivot(or any variation of the word) in our poetry or prose.

photo by Seven Shooter, on Unsplash

photo by Alex Bl
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photo by Road Trip with Raj, on Unsplash

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library
(full of really cool people and lots and lots of plants).
Jorge Luis Borges
(and moi)


  1. I love this prompt! And I agree with Borges about Paradise (including your additions) – which perhaps means you and I both have Paradise here and now! And I adore the Phantom pic. (Oh no, is it Spiderman after all? But I just KNOW the Phantom would undoubtedly be a great reader too, even in the jungle.)

    1. I completely agree, about the place and about the Phantom's reading taste. 😁

  2. Where in the world is Mr. Linky?
    Here's mine:

    1. That's very weird, Sara. Everyone else can see it. I think you must have a browser problem your end. Anyway, I have added you.

    2. I'm with Rosemary. This is really strange...

  3. Nice post thank you Ryan


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