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Weekend Writing Prompt #152 – Nomad

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.

Thank you for hosting, Sammi.


Brisk walk clears a fuzzy head

the cold, underestimated

Wind whips through still-leafless trees

numbing gloved hands

pushing her home


She is welcomed by him

with an enveloping warm hug

then lead to an awaiting bath

where candle scents and music soothes


He returns to towel her dry

His hands, like nomads,

travel the length of her body

not stopping to take purchase

but leaving a fiery trail




92 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #152 – Nomad

  1. Ooh, I love this one! Sensual hints are always sexier to me than more direct descriptions. I especially like the switcheroo, where I thought the “nomad” of the title would be the woman, out on a walkabout, and then you surprised me with the metaphor of his nomadic hands. Nicely done!

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  2. OK, so mine’s not going to get everybody horny like yours, but I think this is the first time I’ve played this game. That being said, your story brings back memories of a bizarre experience from almost 20 years ago and I’ll leave it at that.

    Wandering down life’s pathways
    Wondering whether to follow the right or left trail?
    Encountering other strangers and sojourners along the way
    Sharing experiences, good and bad
    Maybe a shared morsel of food or drink from a water bottle
    Friendly, yet leery of bad intentions, I’ll shake anyone’s hand
    I’ll listen to their story and if they are interested, I will tell them mine.
    Just call me a nomad

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  3. Q,

    Brilliant and lovely way into the word, “Nomad” and quite an unexpectedly sensuous way to go about the challenge. You really seemed to expand the given word count with this one. Beautiful, just beautiful.


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    • B,

      So glad you think so. I was determined to find something out of a person who moves from place to place. And funny but the nomadic hands were the first thing to pop into my head so I built the rest around it or is it above it…

      Thank you. Such a lovely comment that leaves me smiling.


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  4. A wonderful piece, Dale, from the setting of the mood to what’s left to the imagination. Nomad is one of my favourite words as the ‘wandering’ never stops

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