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Weekend Writing Prompt #212 – Crescendo

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.  Almost didn’t play and then something came to me… must be my circumstances what done it…

wk 212 crescendo

It started with one

Then one begot another

And another

“It’s unusual,” they say.

“Don’t worry.”

Yet, it hasn’t stopped

A silent crescendo

that grows and grows

Piling up

Engulfing me

Burying me.

I must get out

62 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #212 – Crescendo

  1. I can hear the crescendo building… just waiting for the cymbals! Locked in tight by the rising violins, and the cellos provide no release. The bass rumbles through my chest and the piano beats on my mind.

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  2. Q

    First things first, the two words you have added to the files. Welp, you can guess one of them but do you know the other one you just came up with? No hints or clues, you’re the expert here, you’ll get it. I know you will. 😉

    Okay, I felt a crescendo! From bothersome to something much more than that to actually feeling myself buried inside the frustration of it all. Yikes! That is actually quite frightening to me, so true to what happens when you allow something that is nagging to take control and then before you know it . . . cue the organ music!


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    • B,

      Lemme see… begot? the prompt word crescendo? Certainly not engulf, then again… jeez now I’m questioning everything!

      I have to say I am glad you felt the crescendo – I wanted it to not be music-related but at the same time feel it build to that point that, to be honest, is rather frightening to me, too.

      Glad you liked?


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      • Ding! Ding! DING!

        You got ’em both, because of course you did! And hey . . engulf is on the bench . . it might yet work its way in to the File! I have to be a little more stringent seeing as how plump the File has become. But just a wee bit more stringent so . .

        I did feel the crescendo, how can you not? Music, reality, both . . just that idea . . it’s very Macbeth. You know something’s coming and you know it ain’t gonna be good . . .

        You know I do 😉

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  3. I see from the comments that others have interpreted your words in other ways. But I see it as the despair and/or horror at the build-up of death. Death is a fact of life, yet in the past 18 months it has built to a crescendo that is certainly frightening. I say hold on. For there is a rainbow and we will reach its end. 🙂

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    • That’s what’s so great about the relationship between readers and writers. I love that not everyone sees the same thing. Death is definitely a part of life and I should rather that crescendo happen later 😉 Hoping there is a decrescendo for you. A pause, if you will.


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