December Writing Prompts

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December Writing Prompts

  1. In between the clover and the dampened earth.
  2. A mirror image of who he once was.
  3. The truth sucked the life right out of his chest.
  4. Had the map really changed, or had he read it wrong to begin with?
  5. A blanket, soft and warm, with the faintest hint of her perfume.
  6. Deep down in the dungeon…
  7. Two halves of a dress, frayed and worn.
  8. Consumed by fear, he stood as still as the dark night above him.
  9. And as the moon exploded…
  10. She dressed, then wept as the music faded away.
  11. Destiny awaited, they had no other choice.
  12. Holding her gaze briefly from across the room, he knew…
  13. Transfixed by the lights, she never noticed he was there.
  14. A steady breeze guided them along.
  15. Keeping his hands in his pockets, he nervously played with his keys.
  16. And suddenly the door began to melt against the brass frame.
  17. Was it a glitch, or just his imagination?
  18. Droplets of sweat fell to his lap as the blade glistened.
  19. Venom poured from his eyes, poisoned tears.
  20. He drank the last drop, then plummeted into the sea.
  21. Decompression arrived quickly after the window blew out.
  22. Heavenly creatures featured boldly in her dreams.
  23. She reeked of sugary sweets, and her teeth gave away her disguise.
  24. Fishnet stockings were a real nice surprise.
  25. An eruption of presents was all that could be seen.
  26. A half-eaten muffin and a spoon, were all that remained.
  27. She snickered as she ran, until she noticed what was behind her.
  28. The last bell chimed and not even the crickets could be heard.
  29. The floating orb hovered over the painting above the hearth.
  30. Planter boxes of peculiar looking pansies, lined the odd shaped path.
  31. Entombed inside the jar of honey, the key could clearly be seen.

So, I’ve realized that a lot of you are having issues with pingbacks, and I’m very sorry if I have missed any of your lovely posts because of it.  I am trying my best to keep up with everybody, but I must say, it is getting harder and harder to do that.  Please message me at herwritinghaven@gmail.com if you continue to have issues, and I will do my best to walk you through the process.

And there’s another thing I’d like to mention this month about the prompts.  It seems that a lot of you are trying to keep up with the prompts by doing them in order on a daily basis.  But for this month, I’d really like it if you didn’t do them in order.  I want everyone to look through the list and pick and choose which ones they want to do, and please don’t feel like you have to do them all!  You’ll just feel defeated if you can’t keep up, and I don’t want anyone to feel that way.

Another thing that you might want to try this month, is to print the prompts out, cut them apart into thin strips of paper, and then fold them and place them in a jar.  It’s so much fun to do this.  You can then reach inside each day, and pull out a random prompt to write about.  I have a jar full of writing prompts that sits on my desk for this very purpose, and I find them to be very inspiring.

Whatever you end up deciding to do, all you really need is 10 minutes.  Here’s one of the best method’s I know of…

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

Please just enjoy the writing process this month.  And never feel like you have to stick to a list of rules with my prompts.  These are for you my blogging friends, do with them as you please.  😉

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

One last thing… don’t forget to pingback your posts!  ~M xo

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November Writing Prompt Participants

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Wow!  I’m sitting here reading over the list below, and I’m simply amazed by how many of you participated in the prompts this month.  As I said last month, I’ve decided to choose a favorite blog post for each month.  I ended up jotting down about ten of them, all of which I really liked, so it was hard to choose.  But after reading this one tonight, called, “A Piece of Silver Sage” by Cosistories, it left me with such a good feeling inside, that I decided to chose it as my favorite.  So… well done Cosistories!  Thanks to all of you for another great month!  ~M xo

 

  1. The realm of reliability

A Soldier’s Walk – https://asoldierswalk.com/2018/11/01/the-realm-of-reliability/

A UNIQUE TITLE FOR ME – https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/the-other-sister/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/realm-of-reliability/

Prompted – https://promptedforten.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/nov-1st-the-realm-of-reliability/

Prompted – https://promptedforten.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/the-realm-of-reliability/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/11/01/lost-to-the-moon-novemberwriting-poetry/

Prompted – https://promptedforten.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/the-realm-of-reliability-1249-1259am/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/11/02/the-realm-of-reliability-room-101/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2018/11/03/the-realm-of-reliability/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/11/04/november-the-game/

Walt’s Writings – https://waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com/2018/11/02/the-realm-of-reliability-a-month-of-november-prompts-in-one-day-by-walt-page-the-tennessee-poet/

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Extraordinary…

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“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.”  ~Erma Bombeck

 

Sigh….. If only there were more Erma Bombecks in this world.  She was an extraordinary woman and I miss her.  ~M


Photo credit:  https://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/ddn_archive/2012/03/22/erma-bombeck/

 

November Writing Prompts

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1. The realm of reliability
2. Seeds of solitude
3. Creatures of curiosity and charisma
4. Blushing brilliance
5. A day of denial
6. Petals and parasols
7. The dream of all dreams
8. Lipstick lover
9. Captivating confines
10. Da Vinci’s canvas
11. Bustling beauties
12. Fresh air, no despair
13. Pennies from heaven
14. Silly Lily
15. Tethered triumphs
16. Brass buttons and bobby socks
17. Magically musical
18. Plastered petticoats
19. Silver sage
20. The ring of enchantment
21. Windows to the past
22. Eager advancements
23. The Dakota plains
24. Slated for the shadows
25. Nervy knights
26. Pulpy snafus
27. Wilted white whiskers
28. Fractured and formless
29. Voided victories
30. Her hero

Here’s what I like to do with the prompts.  Hope you’ll try this too!  And for all of you participating in NaNoWriMo this month, best of luck to you!  😉

To begin, settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!😉

One last thing… don’t forget to pingback your posts!

October Writing Prompt Participants

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Well that’s a wrap!  😉 One more month down and we had a bunch of newbies join us.  I want to highlight one blog in particular because it’s actually a group of people who decided to start a blog for the purpose of writing for ten minutes everyday.  If you haven’t been to their blog, I would highly suggest visiting them.  Some great stuff over there!  You can find them here.  Please also look through the list below and take a look at all the other new participants.  Lots of great posts this month and it was so much fun to read the variety of ideas.  You all amaze me so much.

Also, I think I’m going to start picking a favorite post for each month to give one person special acknowledgement.  So my favorite post for this month was, Clinky and ClankyBy, Matt Gambrill.  This poem amazed me because Matt took the prompt Clinky and Clanky and made it into a very thought provoking and emotionally touching bit of writing.  I love poems that can move me like that.  This just proves to me that a simple prompt like this can create so much more than we could ever imagine.   Great job Matt!

See you all in November!  😉  ~M xo

 

  1. Coffin candy

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/10/01/coffin-candy-octoberwriting-octpowrimo-poetry/

A Soldier’s Walk – https://asoldierswalk.com/2018/10/01/coffin-candy/

THE ROCK IN THE RIVER – https://therockintheriver.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/coffin-candy/

Walt’s Writings – https://waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/halloween-hauntings-a-month-of-october-prompts-in-one-day/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/10/03/coffin-candy-room-101/

NewlifeduringMidlife – https://newlifeduringmidlife.wordpress.com/2018/10/02/the-fallen-angel/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/1-6-octoberfest-of-prompts/

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The Afters – Beautiful Words

“Beautiful Words”

Slow down
This is such a blur
Tell me what’s the hurry now
Have we been running round in circles
Missing all that we could be
You say it’s not too late

[Chorus:]
We are words
On pages that we’ve left unturned
An ending no one’s ever heard
We are a story slowly unfolding
Beautiful words

I could walk across the ocean
With you walking next to me
And you could melt away this winter
Now we’re starting over
We will see it’s not too late

[Chorus]

That last when everything else has passed
Even when all the stars are gone
I know every single beautiful word that we were will live on

[Chorus]


Written by, The Afters.