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Weekend Writing Prompt #142 – Looking-Glass

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.  So hard not to go the obvious route.  Thank you, always, Sammi, for giving me the prompt that pushes me to try other things…


What is true


A mirror is a practical tool

to ensure my make-up is not clownish

that my hair is not all wonky

and my dress is not askew

It shows me

the external me


~My looking-glass~


Is your face and your manner

giving me a truer reflection

Your eyes glow with love and

your smile shows your appreciation

I need nothing more to know

I’m good

69 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #142 – Looking-Glass

  1. Q,

    A beautiful ballet of words, tip toeing through the blur of mysteries to uncover that which resides beneath. Love how you used the mirror as a double reflection so much, it was so clever.

    You’ve got such mad skills. 🙂


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  2. Dear Dale,

    A beautiful reflection of your growth as a writer. What we see on the outside isn’t always what’s on the inside, is it? Not to mention what we see is often skewed in our own sight. Hopefully that made sense. At any rate, well done. Love the hourglass shape.

    Shalom and lotsa hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      What a beautiful thing to say. And yes, it made total sense.
      As for the shape, purely coincidental but I like centering puente poems so…

      Shalom and lotsa appreciative love,



  3. We sure don’t want clownish makeup and wonky hair, enjoyed your take on the prompt! I’ve been hosting a first sentence prompt for a while now and ran across this prompt so I joined in with my own 64 words.

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  4. This is very neat, Dale.
    It’s a 2 part message…not 2 poems! Duh!
    I counted the words, which I’ve never done before. Then I got it.
    I think this is very unique, and I adore it!!!

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    • Thank you, Resa.
      This is calle a puente poem (bridge) and the middle part links the two together, finishing off the first part or starting off the second and usually both sides are usually different aspects of something.
      I swear, I am insane for even attempting this forms as I am no poet! I am blaming Merril for her influence on me.
      And I love that you adore!


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