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Weekend Writing Prompt #246 – Saunter

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 pleasure to play with you, Sammi!


wk 246 saunter


Differing views on getting things done

Where I should like to see you at a trot, when I request it

You prefer to saunter, when you feel like it

I suppose, in the end, getting it done is what’s important

I am trying to convince myself

Hoping to find my zen



92 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #246 – Saunter

  1. It’s so difficult when people and or circumstances do not trot along at our desired speed.
    All we can do is try to practice patience….
    Mine has been truly tested this year and it’s not quite February yet🥺💜💜

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  2. First of all, I like the word saunter. Just something I like about it. I even think I used it on my first beach walk. But there is a time and place for it … and it’s not every place and every time! Well done, Dale – especially the way you used it as a contrast.

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  3. I agree with Marina. Our expectations that we put upon others. UGH! When will I ever learn?
    Focus on the journey.

    Well done. It makes me so happy that you continue to keep at this.

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    • Yes. I will never learn either. However, must I really look at last night’s dishes as I make my coffee? Is that an unreasonable expectation? Apparently, it is…

      Thank you. I do enjoy these as a push to write.


  4. Different speeds and different inclinations–and it feels like our zen changes with each new moment. Have you ever been walking along the road and suddenly–without a conscious thought–your body starts running? Totally zen because it just happens, where it might be a total pain if we’re forcing ourselves. Thanks for the contemplation. You did great with the challenge.

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    • That is true. I hadn’t thought of it but yes, this actually has happened to me! I hadn’t though of it. So thank YOU for that contemplation. Glad you enjoyed 🙂

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  5. Saunters of the river was our man in Africa.
    He was so slow he never finished a job.
    When Independence came, the government of Her Majesty asked him to file his pension papers so he could “return.”
    He never completed them.
    He died peacefully by the river. Smiling.

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