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Weekend Writing Prompt #93 – Horizon

I must be in a reflective mood today.  Or really thinking about what lies ahead.  Either way, this is the result.  Thank you to Sammi Cox for hosting his weekly challenge that I love.  The changing word-count makes it so interesting.

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




It is funny how the horizon can reshape your perspective

Ever changing, ever elusive, ever within your grasp?

Stretch out your arm and your hand touches it, just an illusion

Stretch your mind and it expands, this is reality

As the scenery transforms, so does your range of vision

Circumstances evolve, and so can your perception

When we stop learning, we stop living

“There is no Final Resting Place of the Mind.”
~Anthony Bourdain

53 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #93 – Horizon

  1. Again you blew my mind. I read it about a dozen times and each time it it sunk deeper. So much meaning and truth in, I didn’t count how many words, so few words.
    I love your writing.

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  2. Q,

    This piece dovetails seamlessly with a conversation I was having last night with Linds B about how the mind works.

    Seventy four words is a marathon for you at this point! I mean, having done the seventeen word challenge as if it was cupcake, this MUST have felt roomy to you. But that’s only because you make it look easy, which it’s not. At all.

    To writers who take the challenge and conquer! 🙂


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    • B,

      How nice that it does! I love when things like that happen.

      No kidding. It’s border-line a novella 😉 And I love that it comes off as easy. That’s what we want in the end, isn’t it? Well, unless you are one of those writers that I can’t even name but that I’m positive you have read…

      To writers who look beyond their horizon! 🙂


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      • Me too. It validates this whole thing.

        I probably, might have, surely would have read some writer or other who posits a guess as to what this spinning marble is really all about. As long as they invoke the spirit of maestros such as Warhol and Hendrix, who totally knew the ending.

        To that far away and not so far away place that rhymes with one’s muse! Here, and hear!

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          • Yes, but it’s subconscious third party Intel collected from the ramparts of some yesterday at this point, seeing as how my reading is very scattershot any longer.

            The booze ensues and then tattoos!

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          • Ah, but that’s neither here nor there as there is proof you have forayed into that world and now it bits and pieces remain floating around that noggin of yours to come out in your own prose.

            But best not to get tattooed under the influence of booze! That’s how you end up with a Cuban sammy!

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          • You mean here nor hear? Which we STILL have not resolved. LOL.

            Yes, it’s the same for you, yanno. And every writer. Sometimes, when we read a particularly succulent work, we bleed the impressions in our own. Sometimes I love this and sometimes I want to impart my own voice and not a facsimile, which is where the work really comes in.


            I don’t think they allow it any longer. I asked a friend of mine if he would give me a tat if I were under the influence and he was like “Hell no, but immediately after we can celebrate!”


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