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Weekend Writing Prompt #234 – Empire

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.  I decided to go the fashion route.  And I am cheating a little… Wasn’t quite an empire waist 😉  Apologies on the quality of the photo below. Picture of a picture and all that 😉  Should you wish to participate in this challenge, click here to add your link.  Thank you, Sammi for your weekly challenge!

wk 234 empire

Benefits of an Empire Waist

It’s a second marriage; you’re wearing white?

Not white, ecru.


What?  Would you have me wear red, since I’m a divorcée, who then had three children out of wedlock?

Don’t be silly. You’re marrying the father of your children.

That’s right.  Anyway, what do you think of this one?

I like the style. Sort of Grecian.

I like the empire waist.

Hides your lumps.



So not cool.


87 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #234 – Empire

  1. Q

    The boys are like “Hey, dude? Uh . . we have the hot mom,”

    How cheeky and sneaky of you to figure out Empire this way. I’m not the least bit surprised though. You always manage to come up with something different. And Ecru huh? You make it look goooooood.

    And you know what tailors say, waist not want not. 😉


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  2. Such a fun take on the prompt, Dale. And I love the photo. It looks like you’re laughing at something the kids said. You look so happy and so beautiful. The dress is gorgeous.


  3. Hey, great picture, Dale. And the big, always there, smile. I had to ask about empire today. I’ve never sewed or bought dresses. Is that pronounced differently?
    Great story, too. The dialogue works great. Well done.

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    • Thank you, Ina. I supposed I could have been nice and included a picture with Mick 😉 But hey, it was all about the dress… this picture did not have the darn bouquet in the way!


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