Weekend Writing Prompt #123 – Delicate

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, for making me work hard this week!  Who knew there were so many definitions to “Delicate”?

 

She wanted to be delicate

She wanted it desperately

She had been taught that meant you were a lady

Feminine

 

To walk with a bounce in her step

Was not elegant

To be strong was mannish

She always felt less than,

Then

 

Fast foward forty years

Her definition of delicate

Has changed drastically

She no longer wished to be dainty,

—well, maybe sometimes

She knew she was far from fragile

Would never be muted or subdued

 

When required, she could be graceful and elegant

Though she still loved her more coarse moments

 

Life had taught her to be considerate and gentle

And adept

Delicate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Word Prompt #120 – Vintage

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.  Thanks Sammi!

Word Prompt

Vintage

Challenge

Manners

Respect

Loving-Kindness

Grace

Humility

Words and attitudes now

Have a vintage feel to them

Lost in today’s

Me, Myself and I

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #119 – Tinker

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!

Word Prompt

Tinker

A word I am more than familiar with as I have been surrounded by Tinkers all my life:  from my father to husband to brothers-in-law, cousins and friends.  Funny, I was going to go in a whole ‘nother direction but then this happened. Oh well. Why fight it, right?

 

Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor…

Which one should I favour?

A tailor would keep me in clothes well fit

A soldier would keep me in constant fret

A sailor would come and go as he please

A tinker would help to fulfil many needs

The answer is simple when given some thought

The house where I live, that I just bought

Needs rather a lot, not little work

A tinkerer would be more than a perk!

 

 

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #113 – Enthral

Was hard to use Enthral (Enthrall) in the present or infinitive tense… kept wanting to direct me to the past or other tenses. I’m a bit of a stickler for this. If the word is enthral, then that is what I shall use! 😉 Maybe I’m just pedantic…  Thanks Sammi, for issuing this weekly challenge!

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.

Word Prompt

Enthral

Challenge

Now and again, she found herself

Wishing, yearning, longing

To step out of her solitude

Find herself caught up

In just one moment

Allow someone to so enthrall her

That everything else disappeared

 

She knew that would never happen

She didn’t know how to let go

To let someone in

And potentially break her

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #112 – Carefree

There is no way I can resist a mere 14-words, eh? Thank you, Sammi, for pushing us!

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.

Word Prompt

Carefree

Footloose and fancy-free

Another way to say carefree

A feeling desired

Not easily acquired

Weekend Writing Prompt #109 – Idyll

It is 4:42 am (I have changed this time three times now). I should be sleeping but I just finished a 12-hour shift (at 2:30 am) and it takes time to wind down so I had me a brew or two, saw this challenge was already up, and figured what the hell…

And now my son has come home from an evening out with friends (and feels no pain) and has me in stitches (when your 21-year-old son decides he wants to chat with you, you stop all and listen) telling me that he is wasting away to nothing because there is no food in this house since the move and he is surviving on beef jerky and Kraft Dinner and Subway and do you know how expensive it is to buy this stuff? (By the way, he has a full-time job and could go shopping for good food – since I have not had time yet because I have been working non-stop since said move).

OK. I shall stop my own kvetching and leave you with my attempt! Thank you, Sammi, for this weekly prompt! Oh, and I decided to look into past posts and realised that I have already used this word as a title twice!  Sheesh….

No one person can define it for another

It is personal

No right, no wrong

And yet, somehow,

Folks will give their opinion anyway

Unsolicited

“It’s too big, it’s too much work”

“I would not have made such a choice”

“Why there?”

That’s okay

Nod your head, remain mute, if you choose

Hear them, take what you need

Be not dissuaded

Your choice is right

Because you made it

For yourself, for the first time

Your own personal idyll

Shared, for now

Still,

Yours

 

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #107 – Spin

I cannot resist this challenge even when it is a “long” one of 92 words 😉 Thank you, Sammi, for offering up this weekly word challenge!

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.

Word Prompt

Spin

Challenge

As a child, she loved to spin.

Arms wide, head thrown back

Feet turning in one direction

As the surrounding scenery blurred

She did her best to remain upright

 

As a teen, she chose to spin

Going on amusement rides that spun her around

Dating guys who left her dizzy

A mix of confidence and uncertainty

Tried her best to remain upright

 

As an adult, she’d rather not spin

But life has other plans

Tossing challenges her way

Till she feels loss of control

Still, she does her best to remain upright