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Weekend Writing Prompt #174 – Rectify

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. Always a thank you to Sammi for hosting.



Emails, texts, Facetime, will have to suffice

To tease and flirt and so entice

They cannot touch, they cannot kiss

Wait they must, to share their bliss

Situation must be rectified

 Before anyone is satisfied


116 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #174 – Rectify

  1. Not that I understand everything, but this reads a bit like a gospel song might sing.
    “Rectify” ⚡️💥
    We definitely are living through an historic time. At least I hope it’s historic, and not the way from now on. x


  2. Dear Dale,

    Timing just hasn’t been on your side with this one, has it. At least there’s the internet. Not the same as being there but better than sitting out by the mailbox waiting for a letter. Or having to pay for long distance calling. Just what you want to hear, right? Not. I fee your pain my friend. Hoping it ends soon.

    Shalom and lotsa socially distanced hugs,


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    • Dear Rochelle,

      Timing. What can you do? And I console myself by saying that I am surely not the only one out there. Letters are really nice, thought.

      Shalom and lotsa love,


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  3. Without the internet we would be in a worse state – though tapping a keyboard can’t generate our familiar simple pleasures e.g. when twe sit in comfortable silence, prepare a meal together, sing and dance… I could go on. The occasional letter would certainly be nice. Something the other person has touched and created. I too feel your pain. I am kind of Zoomed (and Skyped) out now.

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    • Tell me about it! If I couldn’t have a face-to-face occasionally, I’d go nuts. It’s small comfort to those things like simply sitting at a table and sharing food.
      I would love a letter – there is something special about it, eh?
      I just got off a Messenger Chat (same difference, different platform) with a couple of friends. Kind of fun, though. One’s in England, one’s in the States and me in Canada – but that’s not what this poem is about, eh? 🙂

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  4. right up to the core of the story! It IS a very difficult time, especially for the young ones, and I wonder how it will form their future, all of this….. Thank you Dale, sweet friend – have a heart for this post!

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  5. Q

    And please tell me the latte has hints of honey and cinnamon. And perhaps this is even more important than those ingredients. Please tell me it has ZERO pumpkin in it. You’ve definitely brought the spice with this piece and it’s rather tasty, in spite of the forlorn froth. But no pumpkin, por favor. Let Starbucks do their love thing with the stuff until peeps are so fed up with the stuff they put a bounty on the head of every gourd.

    To rectifying. Here hear!


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  6. So frustrating to be held back, here it was a short lock-down and it was a mixed experience, joy in peace, frustration in not being with people. I find I riff off conversations and find my joy in company all juice for creative thinking.

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  7. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, but for me, it was a defining moment. I was approx 8-9 years old and my family was camping at a lake. My Dad asked me to come fishing…he wanted some father daughter bonding time, but I declined. I knew he wanted me to join him, and I have no idea why I said no. I actually cried for hours in my tent after he left, teeming with regret. To this day, I regret saying no, and wish there was a way to take it back, rectify the situation. I think about it a lot…when he passes away, I will regret saying no, not spending that moment with him, building those memories. Difficult to sum up 30 years in 35 words.

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  8. Your post has inspired me to write my own, based on your prompt of, “Rectify”. Would it be alright if I provided a link to your site? Completely okay if you aren’t. I just don’t want to without permission.

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