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Weekend Writing Prompt #72 – Shell

Could not resist this one.  Shout out to Sammi Cox for hosting this weekly challenge.

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt



My shell protects me


My heart


Can crack it open

47 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #72 – Shell

    • Thank you, Andrea! Much appreciated…. I actually originally wrote a first one which I realised would work much better with mask rather than shell. So I had to revamp it!

  1. Q,

    “I’ll take ‘Literary Limbo Dance’ for a thousand Alex”
    “This exclamatory word, most often used in sporting events, best describes what Dale does with a 12 word prompt,”
    “What is ‘Scoooorrrreeee!!!!'”


    So you were not content with a hundred and fifty words . . or even a hundred. Nah, you had to go and do it, didn’t ya?! Well . . you didn’t just do it, you DID it girl!
    A romantic capture of the heart, in twelve words . . . BRAVA!!!!

    Let’s see Frank top THAT! 😉

          • My brother totally poo-poos it, Sagitarrian, the far-traveller. Yep, we’ve lost count how many times he’s been round the world, mostly for business. My sister, born under Scorpio, is addicted to gothic whudonits. Myself, Gemini with Aries rising, can’t stop talking about myself! 🙂 Nothing in it.

          • LOL! Love it! Mick was a Sagi, my younest is a Scorpio and my eldest, like me, an Aries. I have been surrounded by Virgos (I call them DamnVirgos) and they have their own persnicketyness…
            Nope… nothing in it all.

          • Ah, I have a problem with Pisceans. It began with my mother. Then I married one. Got divorced, and blast me if I didn’t marry another. Another divorce, and many years on. Guess what. I married another. That’s it, no more marriage, Then I bumped into a guy 20 years previous I’d had a hell of a crush on. So he was going to be my last one. And so he has been. He died 4 years ago. He was another Piscean. Do you think I picked the wrong ones? Interwoven between these were an unnatural quotient of Virgos. Virgos sit opposite Pisces. Humm. I think I see something here. Yet Pisces attract while Virgos bury me in total boredom. 🙂

          • Buahaha! My one and only Pisces was my first boyfriend… when I was 16. I can’t do Virgos. They just don’t mesh with me… and Taurus? Never again. Ugh.

          • Exactomundo… this one foolishly tried. I didn’t choose him per se, and I had no previous dealings with Taurus, so I tried. And I learnt. ‘Nuff said.

          • BTW: I have a Cancerian/Scorpio family. Father and 2 daughters: Cancerian. Sister, and third daughter: Scorpio. So, as you can see, I’ve spent my life surrounded by water. But for some strange reason, I just bubble above them. Though they might call me shallow, that’s cos they’re not in my head.

    • Thank you, Rochelle. I keep surprising my own self by attempting these ‘uns!

      Lotsa love,


      PS – I am happy to say it is now gone… don’t even try going there again!!

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