Weekend Writing Prompt #98 – Impervious

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

Impervious

Challenge

For the first time, my drafts folder has come in handy for a challenge. I remembered writing something that might fit this word prompt and with a little tweak and adjustment have made it work. Moments like these come and go with each of my two at various times and I don’t suppose I shall ever not have some form of this in my future.  Motherhood is a challenge I, at times, feel very ill-equipped for.

Your anger is your shield
An act to show you don’t care
Impervious and indestructable you
I know It’s all a big lie
Nothing but an act of bravado

I try to hug you when you hurt
You recoil to push me away
It’s not that I don’t want it, you say
I don’t need it
A sign of weakness, you think

It is so hard to be your mother
To not feel inadequate at times
All I want is for you to know
That all I want is your happiness
To know I love you as you are

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #97 – Equinox

In my usual attempt to try and think outside the box, my father suddenly came to mind… I don’t ask why, I just use what comes 😉

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 holding this challenge!

Word Prompt

Equinox

Challenge

Thirty-five and living large as per your dreams when you were thirteen

Where once you lived on food-stamps, you now lack for nothing

You had promised yourself one day your life would be very different

Your daughters: seven, ten and thirteen, are your pride and joy

Your wife, at this time, is enjoying the high life you are providing

The trips, the cars, the jewels, the parties

Had you known you were at the equinox of your life

Would you have changed anything?

Quality of photos is crap because all my pictures are in boxes and trying to find something dated around 1977 was no easy task!

Weekend Writing Prompt #96 – Seashore

I promise ya’all, when I have a new house bought and signed for, I shall let go of this obsession… Or will go on and on about my new digs.  So, maybe I cannot make any promises, after all!  Thank you, Sammi, for giving me reasons to work a little harder!

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

Seashore

Challenge

Trying not to feel woe is me

Mother, sisters, their families

On a cruise, taking in the sun

While I’m at home, not having much fun

I may feel a little bit sore

Not playing with them by the seashore

But! I might have missed the sale of my house

Now that would be something about which to grouse

Weekend Writing Prompt #95 – Devotion

I must admit I was going to go a whole ‘nother way, but then, felt I needed to thank my cousin, Marc, for coming, once again, to my rescue.  I want you do know, dear Cuz, I never take you for granted.  I appreciate your generosity over and over.  And I know a certain Mick feels secure knowing you always have my back.  Je t’aime, mon cousin! xoxo

 

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

Devotion

Challenge

 

To show your love and devotion

Your self and your skills you share

Your time you give with affection

Just say the word, you’re there

 

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #94 – Indistinct

Sammi was MIA last week and a few of us were worried.  Turns out she takes holidays!  Good for you, Sammi 😉  At least we worried for naught.

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

Indistinct

Challenge

 

Her worst fear in life

Was to remain indistinct

From all others

No better, no worse, no different

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #93 – Horizon

I must be in a reflective mood today.  Or really thinking about what lies ahead.  Either way, this is the result.  Thank you to Sammi Cox for hosting his weekly challenge that I love.  The changing word-count makes it so interesting.

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

Horizon

Challenge

 

It is funny how the horizon can reshape your perspective

Ever changing, ever elusive, ever within your grasp?

Stretch out your arm and your hand touches it, just an illusion

Stretch your mind and it expands, this is reality

As the scenery transforms, so does your range of vision

Circumstances evolve, and so can your perception

When we stop learning, we stop living

“There is no Final Resting Place of the Mind.”
~Anthony Bourdain

Weekend Writing Prompt #92 – Woolgathering

Can’t resist these prompts, especially when the word count is under 50.  Thank you, Sammi, for challenging us weekly.  The spelling can be with or sans hyphen so, choose that which you prefer!

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

Wool-Gathering

Challenge

Woolgathering again, they accused

Wasting time, lost in daydreams

Didn’t they know?

Some of the greatest minds

Created masterpieces during their reveries

Jung, Kerouac, Dali, Nolan

Science, literature, art, theatre

Creativity’s muse

Takes many forms

Limitless