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Weekend Writing Prompt #91 – Helter-Skelter

I was in such a rush to publish, I forgot my preamble!!  Thank you, 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



There are those who like their days organised, scheduled down to the last minute, no surprises.

Others like to fly by the seat of their pants, helter-skelter style, loathing regiment of any sort.

While I have my structured moments, I’m also a carpe diem woman.  What does that mean?  After my appointments on Friday, I received a text from my friend, Linda:  “OK. You, me at Industria in an hour.”

I looked at the time of the text, saw I had a half-hour to change and join her.  It was unexpectedly crowded.  Why?  Unbeknownst to us, it was “Singles Night”.

What did that mean for us?  Dinner, conversation, and a show!!

71 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #91 – Helter-Skelter

  1. Dear Dale,

    I’m so not surprised that you nailed helter-skelter. I’m with you. Organization? I can hardly spell it, let alone get it together. Loved this and love the pictures. Well done, my friend.

    Shalom and hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I just realised I was in such a rush to publish, I had forgotten my preamble! But that has been fixed 😉

      Thank you. Nailed, eh? I am not what one would called organised but I do manage 😉

      Shalom and lotsa love,


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  2. Q,

    Two single gals doing it up! You go ladies! Woot . . WOOT!

    Nicely done challenge, but you already know you are the mistress of mayhem when it comes to doing these things, dontcha? This particular piece of writing did not leave a . . . wait for it . . . a single word out of place. Sorry (less) but . . I had to!

    To the challenges, all of ’em. And to toasting them up with friends!


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    • B,

      Sometimes this whole single chick thing is a hoot and a half! Always fun when you have a partner in crime 😉

      Thank you, kind sir. I wasn’t sure about this one, to tell the truth. The mixing a prompt with a share, if’n ya know what I mean – and why I had so much trouble getting this to sound half-assed decent. Sorry(less) uh huh…

      To sharing good times with friends!


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  3. I’m totally into spontaneity! Unfortunately, it has to be my spontaneous. 😀
    I can’t help thinking about the Manson Murders with the term Helter-Skelter, also, the Rolling Stones.
    I’m not going to look to see how many takes on that there are.
    I like your take, and I’m going with it!
    Well done, Dale!

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    • Why am I not surprised? I can go either way.
      I know! I did everything on my power to avoid those and so did most of the participants! There was lots of murder, though.
      Glad you liked mine. 🙂

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