Sunday Writing Prompt – 2nd August – Choosing your Context

Michael is the host of Sunday Writing Prompt this week.

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From the statement below choose the word from the three given to create a story within its context. Compose your response in prose or poetic form.

A funny thing happened on the way to the;

kitchen/bedroom/laundry.

~*~

A funny thing to have happened on my to the bedroom

The walls bent out of shape and the door morphed into a hole

The light color of the ceiling became dark

My world was going crazy and I didn’t know

Had I arrived was I about to depart

I came to, after a while I think

Slumped on the floor near the bedroom door

It took me a while to figure out what happened

I had a fainting spell, my sugar level dropping

It did teach me an important lesson

When feeling a bit strange, just to stay put

Better check my blood glucose level first

Before venturing anywhere on my own

~*~

This is an actual account that happened a while ago. The purpose of this post is that we should be careful when we are feeling a bit strange or off-kilter. Heed the signals your body is sending!

I have also included Saturday Mix Prompt by Sarah ;

– dark and light (suffix “-ness” may be added)

– arrive and depart

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Saturday Mix – Rhyme Time, 25 July 2020

Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 25 July 2020!

Our rhyming words this week are:

  1. life
  2. wife
  3. strife
  4. knife
  5. rife

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What is this life

Everywhere I see strife

Corruption, dishonesty rife

Cutting into the fabric of society like a knife

They say, What do you know, you’re just a housewife

I have a brain to think, eyes to see this chaos

I make my judgment and understand life

~*~

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42 Words- Morbid

Deb Whitman is the host of 42 Words

A choice this week;

MORBID

Or

LOST

It’s all up to you, perhaps you’re even morbidly lost????  Whatever you chose just remember there is a limit … 42 words

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You always disappoint me, he said scathingly. His words cut deeper than a knife, but she still smiled.

This battle wasn’t lost yet, she thought as she took out her gun and aimed at him.

He never saw this morbid end coming!

~*~

42 Words

I also included;

Saturday Mix

His words cut deeper than a knife.

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#42Words

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Daily Prompts- Eyes wide open

Today is the day

To ascend in hope

Not to fall in despair

Some have a penchant for gloom

But today is not the day for misery

Throw the cares over your shoulder

And greet the day with a smiling face

Let the childlike excitement take over

Count all the positives and ignore the negatives today

Open your eyes wide with wonder and amazement

You do have the discretion to decide

What you’ll carry forward and what you’ll discard

Happy Independence Day!

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Discretion

3TC;

Sorted, Smiling, Shoulder

FOWC;

Penchant

RDP;

Eyes

Word of the day challenge;

Excitement

Saturday Mix;

– ascend and descend

– hope and despair

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#FOWC

#RDP

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Saturday Mix- Rhyme time

Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 27 June 2020!

This week we are “writing away, and having a play, with rhyming words for you today” with Rhyme Time.

‘Rhyme Time’ focuses on the use of rhyme to build your writing piece. You will be given six rhyming words* and need to use all of them (but not limited to these) in your response, which should be a poetry form of your choice.

*Homophones can be used as alternatives to the challenge words.

Our rhyming words this week are:

1. save

2. brave

3. cave

4. wave (or waive)

5. gave

6. grave

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It is the most known secret of life

It starts from the cradle and ends in the grave

You can rant and you can rave

The best is to utilize the gifts nature gave

Some people are trying to save

Their moments of joy by being cautious

Then there are others willing to be brave

They would face life head-on with a wave

Preferring to live rather than hide in a cave

~*~

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Saturday Mix – Rhyme Time, 30 May 2020

Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 30 May 2020!

This week we are “writing away, and having a play, with rhyming words for you today” with Rhyme Time.

‘Rhyme Time’ focuses on the use of rhyme to build your writing piece. You will be given six rhyming words* and need to use all of them (but not limited to these) in your response, which should be a poetry form of your choice.

*Homophones can be used as alternatives to the challenge words.

Our rhyming words this week are:

  1. able
  2. label
  3. fable
  4. cable
  5. table

6. Stable

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The stall door was broken at the hinges

And the boss called from the stable

To hurry around and bring the cable

For he needed to fix it standing on the table

It was true he had the skill for it and was able

But his handiwork wasn’t neat and the label

Wasn’t earned by him of the fixer-upper of fable

~*~

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Saturday Mix – Rhyme Time, 2 May 2020

Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 2 May 2020!

This week we are “writing away, and having a play, with rhyming words for you today” with Rhyme Time.

‘Rhyme Time’ focuses on the use of rhyme to build your writing piece. You will be given six rhyming words* and need to use all of them (but not limited to these) in your response, which should be a poetry form of your choice.

*Homophones can be used as alternatives to the challenge words.

Our rhyming words this week are:

  1. flame
  2. frame
  3. game
  4. blame
  5. same
  6. claim

~*~

It is very easy to shift the blame

For some, it is only a reckless game

Who takes the fall for their actions, it’s the same

Finding a fall guy, they’ll for their deeds, frame

They can light the fire but cannot stand the flame

Their cry; it’s not my doing others are to be blame

~*~

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Saturday Mix – Double Take, 25 April 2020

Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 25 April 2020!

This week we are seeing double with ‘Double Take’.

profit – money earned
prophet – seer

and

rest – stop working
wrest – take away

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The prophets today are all fake

They would change their prophecies for profit

People are naive and trust them blindly

Never thinking with their own minds

Taking the word of others as the truth

Even when their values are wrested away by force

They offer up the rest with their own free will

~*~

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Saturday Mix – Opposing Forces, 11 April 2020

Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 11 April  2020!

This week we are dipping our toes into the pool of OPPOSITES. Our challenge is all about “opposing forces” and the use of antithesis in our writing. You will need to use the two opposing words in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our words this week are:

– rough and gentle

– same and different

➰➰➰➰➰

People are quick to judge, quick to condemn

We seldom take time to look deep into the soul

The rough edges are apparent

But not the gentle heart they hide

The first impressions are usually false, made in haste

Looking closely, they look different from us

But they are the same as us, on the inside

➰➰➰➰➰

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First Line Friday: March 13th, 2020

Dylan Hughes is the host of First Line Friday

&

Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix

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It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Your line for this week is:

If the music didn’t get any better he was going to the take that pill Kelsey kept offering him. This road trip was rapidly deteriorating into chaos. It was true that the classroom was a zoo, but taking forty, fifth graders to a school trip was even harder. They were heading to watch a concert arranged for these youngsters by a few local artists, in a bid to raise money to support the schooling districts. But the singing had started with the start of the trip. They had brought an iPod with their favorite songs and were singing loudly with it.

Maybe he wasn’t cut out to be a primary school teacher. He should re-evaluate his priorities and think about the cushy job offer he had gotten when he graduated. But first, that Tylenol that Kelsey had offered him!

~*~

In response to;

First Line Friday

&

Saturday Mix-Max about metaphors

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