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Weekend Writing Prompt #265 – Brevity

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.  Gotta love Sammi’s giving us so few words for such a word! I half-expected her to be more ironic than literal 😉

wk 265 brevity

Trim the fluff

keep the necessary


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How better to picture “brevity” than by having just one thing in a photo? Or, a random photo just because…

80 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Prompt #265 – Brevity

  1. In 12 words you piqued my concessionary curiosity, sending me to my dictionary link. Brevity in writing is certainly a craft within a craft, a skill I’m still learning. Yet, I confess to dragging out the occasional hefty tome when artfully done and brevity is banished. Well done, Dale.

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  2. Q

    You just threw a perfecto that would have had Nolan Ryan screaming “Yahtzee!”. Because that is what brevity looks like, that’s how it works. When writing something in miniature, you always need to make like a well planned robbery: Get in, do your business and get out. Be diligent and precise and honest to the work and you will be rewarded. Like you done here.

    Brevity is God’s way of saying “You’re catching on”.


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  4. Wow Dale , this sounds like an English Language assignment. Writing is challenging yet cool to me. I don’t know what that word ‘Brevity ” means but with research I can put down 12 words of poetry

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    • I always look up the definition for any word, even if I know it’s meaning because there might be another I’m unaware of. It’s a fun challenge.


  5. I’m asked to write poetry with a word
    A word I never thought existed, “brevity”.
    The dictionary says it means to be concise.
    If only English language could be that.
    Brevity in writing works better
    Only when fully understands the language.


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