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“All the answers you’ll ever need are right inside of you.”

~M

Photo: Summer 2022 (Me)

Time for a break

Inspired words
all written for fun,
woven together
before each day was done.

But now those words
have become quite few,
and time is needed
for my words to renew.

So I’m taking a break
to let my inspiration build;
I hope when I get back,
you’ll be quite thrilled.

Until that day,
stay encouraged and blessed,
and I’ll be back
after taking a rest.

In the meantime, go back
and see what you can find.
I promise to return someday
to tickle your mind.

© 2022 Michelle Cook


I’ve devoted nearly five years of my aging brain to writing prompts here on WordPress, and I need a break. I hope any of you who need a bit of inspiration will go back and do some of the writing prompts from past years. I’m sure I will pop in here from time to time to post a random word or two. Until then, you can find me writing regularly on my other blog, www.herwritinghaven.com

See you there! ~M xo

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April 2022 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of story starters. Please use these prompts to inspire you to write about anything you like, whether a fictional or non-fictional story, poem, narrative, journal entry, etc. Just be creative! And be sure to leave me a link or a pingback so that I can find all of your lovely writings. Have a great month, everyone! ~M xo

Week 1 (April 1-7) – The tree responded to the touch of his hand.

Week 2 (April 8-14) – Time was precious and neither one forgot.

Week 3 (April 15-21) – The words painted a picture.

Week 4 (April 22-30) – Black, white and remnants of gray.

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

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!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/book-dog-fairy-tales-child-kid-794978/

February 2022 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of story starters. Please use these prompts to inspire you to write about anything you like, whether a fictional or non-fictional story, poem, narrative, journal entry, etc. Just be creative! And be sure to leave me a link or a pingback so that I can find all of your lovely writings. Have a great month, everyone! ~M xo

Week 1 (February 1-7) – The heavenly brew exceeded his expectations.

Week 2 (February 8-14) – The crooked painting winked.

Week 3 (February 15-21) – Silvery leaves shimmered in the distance.

Week 4 (February 22-28) – Flickers of roused interest connected their gaze.

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

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!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/book-dog-fairy-tales-child-kid-794978/

November 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The following prompts are ones I’ve used in the past for my own writing efforts, but to my knowledge have never been published. After nearly four years of posting writing prompts for all of you, it is getting harder to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I haven’t. So please forgive me if you see a duplicate prompt from time to time. Have a great month everyone! 

 ~M xo

  1. Then, she realized the mistake she had made.
  2. Shiny onyx pebbles lined the path.
  3. His appetite was insatiable.
  4. The crooked road.
  5. The fragrance of honeysuckle was all he remembered.
  6. The likeness was uncanny.
  7. Peridot was the color of her eyes.
  8. A splash of whimsy and touch of color.
  9. The mushrooms began to dance.
  10. There was something more.
  11. The azaleas wept as they were plucked from their beds.
  12. Tinsel and ribbon.
  13. The secret.
  14. Dandelion wishes.
  15. Whispering on the wind, I heard her voice.
  16. Jelly donuts make everything better.
  17. The soft pitter patter of the rain, quieted my soul.
  18. The perfect day.
  19. Tiny footsteps tiptoed to the door.
  20. Smoke filled clouds billowed out of the beast.
  21. She gave me a penny for my thoughts.
  22. A new day had come in the midst of despair.
  23. Fields of tulips lined the waterways.
  24. Her kiss left a lasting impression.
  25. The moon illuminated the dismally dark path.
  26. Crystals sat atop, adorning each glossy blade of grass.
  27. Gobbly glops of goop oozed into her soup.
  28. The spider gave her quite a scare, as it crawled into her underwear.
  29. I shuddered at the thought of becoming a prisoner once more.
  30. The cherry blossoms carpeted the way.

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

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!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/ground-frost-frost-rose-bush-autumn-3826835/