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Weekend Writing Prompt #236 – Blue

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 Sammi!

My head and camera (the phone one) has been in the clouds for the past few days.  Might as well make that work, right?  And yet, a thought, clear as day, pops into my mind for this prompt yet I cannot put it into words. What is up with that?  So I start and I add and I remove and I move around until I erase the whole damn thing and write it in one fell swoop.  How does that happen?


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Blue and white

Seeing images in the clouds is child’s play

Who doesn’t love to play?

Blue is white and white is blue

A negative effect that has me

seeing smoke curling out

of a chimney-tree

While the sun looks on


82 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #236 – Blue

  1. I think it’s a great poem and the photo works well with it. I love the tree chimney and the reverse of colors, like in a negative back in the days of developing film.

    Nothing’ s easy. I have a tee shirt with that on it somewhere around here. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Bill. I was rather pleased in the end. It does look like it, doesn’t it? I have enough negatives for me to have that first thought immediately.

      Nope. Nothing’s easy! I’m good with that… Well. Most times!

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  2. Wonderful 38 words with blue and white and cloudy skies to go so well with the photo. I really like the photo. Is that one from this morning?

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  3. I like the poem and the picture is very cool! It’s weird how writing these short pieces goes, isn’t it? A great idea and too many words and then frustration and then all of a sudden something great. I’d also like to know how that happens.

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  4. Q

    Aaaaand there is the capture! Nicely played at that, inside of a challenge whose brevity makes me dizzy. I still say, nu uh . . never. If I had to write something that fit on a cocktail napkin, I’d just order another round and write my thank yous on it!

    But you did some beauty to the challenge, and then you went and added the capture, which was too cool to save for Wednesday . . . ammI right?


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    • Thank you, Andrea. I loved that it was a reverse cloud thing going on and just had to use this photo. How serendipitous that the challenge on Saturday was “blue”!

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      • I haven’t been around for a week and a bit. Getting caught up. I had to fly back to the land of nincompoops, for a funeral of a friend who died suddenly and too young. Your picture reminded me of the blending of a life with it’s spirit. Sky and clouds, and that thin line between with the heavens above.

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        • Oh, I am so sorry. It’s never easy when they are too young. Hell, it’s not easy when they are supposedly old enough.
          Life and spirit… I definitely like that.


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