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Without Words – Weekend Writing Prompt #130

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



I canna lie… I struggled with this one.  Thank you, Sammi, for making me struggle week after week! Okay, some weeks more than others 😉


Without Words

There are those who cannot speak the words

To describe the ineffable beauty before them

While the phrases flow beautifully in their mind

The words clog in their throat, or

Tumble out as incoherent gibberish


Oh, but give them pen and paper

And witness the magic they create

By turning mere words into visions

That tickle your imagination

So it is now you, dear reader

Who is left without words


92 thoughts on “Without Words – Weekend Writing Prompt #130

    • Thank you, Bill.
      While they are similar in message, they are vastly different… I had to go check yours before I commented here… now I’m going back there to comment 😉

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  1. So true. Well done, Dale.
    I’m a much better writer than speaker–which is fortunate, since I am not a good speaker. 🙂
    I loved Na’ama’s story and your “conversation” in the comments above.

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  2. Dear Dale,

    Beautifully worded. For someone with no words, you have a lot to say, my friend. There’s something cathartic about the keyboard for me…putting those thoughts into words and crafting them into stories. There’s a reason I look forward to your posts. ❤

    Shalom and lotsa silent hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      Thank you, my friend. I don’t lack for words in the speaking department 😉 and I’m working on the written one 😀
      It has become very cathartic to me, as well. It is mutual! I look forward to anything you write! 💜

      Shalom and lotsa loud and quiet love,



  3. Q,

    I always wondered what it felt like to just read, rather than to be able to write. Because to me, writing IS reading. I never know what I’m going to come up with, so I just go and it’s always a surprise. Like reading a book. Which is probably why I haven’t read anything in ages, LOL.

    Nice take on this week’s challenge! But seventy words . . you had palenty of room to stretch out your pen . . . 😉


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