Weekend Writing Prompt #68 – Derelict

Thank you, Sammi Cox for hosting this challenge.  Difficult to not be maudlin with such a word.  I hope I brought in a little hope, though.


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



Sitting on some cardboard

Coffee cup in grubby hand

Eyes lowered, shame hidden

Side-stepped by passersby

A lump on the ground

Unseen, unheard

Till comes a little boy

Eye-level, steps forward

“Don’t talk to him.

He’s a dirty derelict!”

“No, Mommy,

I see a sad man.”