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



To walk with a bounce in her step

Was not elegant

To be strong was mannish

She always felt less than,



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