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Weekend Writing Prompt #62 – Ultimatum

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. Thanks for this challenge, Sammi!

Word Prompt



Clean your room if you want to go out

Give me better conditions or I’ll work elsewhere

Marry me or I am leaving you


Issuing a demand, the refusal of which

Will result in the end of something


Who reacts well to an ultimatum?

And, if accepted, how can it not affect

The relationship negatively?


It will forever hold a place within






62 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #62 – Ultimatum

  1. Q,

    Stop me if I become too predictable in saying what I’m about to say regarding your latest WWP episode, because I’ve a feeling I am becoming a broken record (very old school reference there).

    Nailed it!

    Because you did. Again.

    And okay, so you had a whopping sixty two words to work with as opposed to a measly handful. But still, the structure of this feels like the proverbial breaking point that usually comes of an ultimatum. It weighs down, it possesses and ultimately it breaks.



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  2. Excellently true, this!
    And yet … to not give an ultimatum is at times the worse of two options … (stinky room, stinky job, stinky relationship…) 😉
    So … Ultimatums have their place, even if the resentment of the one to whom it was placed, may well be something they need to look at in themselves … (i.e. if they hadn’t crossed a boundary or taken another for granted, there may not be a need for an ultimatum in the first place …) 😉

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  3. Dear Dale,

    I suppose a lot depends on the spirit of the ultimatum and to whom it’s given. Clean your room or else spoken by a parent is valid. The last line says it all…ultimatums can go deep and destroy. Now…like my comment or I’ll pout. 😉

    Shalom and lotsa hugs,


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