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Spring Rain

The following was written a short time ago for my Intro to Creative Writing Class. While I feel like it could use tweaking, I post it here for posterity. I don’t feel I’m any good at poetry, but others’ thoughts are more than welcome.

Rhythmic symphonies drum in unison

Composing a score for the world to hear

And water waltzes as the day is done

With the oncoming night and fading sun

Obscured by gray clouds, the light disappears

Rhythmic symphonies drum in unison

A trio of geese flies by, a tune spun

From their lungs the song echoes around here

And water waltzes as the day is done

A tree stands tall, limbs wafting as winds run

Branches to and fro like a puppeteer

Rhythmic symphonies drum in unison

Night grows and streetlamps turn on one by one

The artificial gleam signals light’s bier

And water waltzes as the day is done

Mother Nature’s rebirth has just begun

It starts with rain, and through many a tier

Rhythmic symphonies drum in unison

And water waltzes as the day is done


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Writing Challenges

(Copied from the newly made page of the same name….cause it’s now almost 8:30 and I need to take my puppy to the vet. More on this development later, when I have time and do not feel so stressed.)

The thing is worded a bit wonky, but considering it’s 8:00 am as I type this and I’ve been without sleep, cleverer things do not come to mind at the moment. This will be where an index of writing challenges will go. That is, challenges I will undertake to churn out some wordage every week, perhaps multiple times in a week.

Flash Fiction Fridays – Prompts provided by Chuck Wendig of TerribleMinds.com

FanFic100 – While oriented towards fanfiction, the prompts provided could easily be applied towards original fiction, don’t you think?

001. Beginnings. 002. Middles. 003. Ends. 004. Insides. 005. Outsides.
006. Hours. 007. Days. 008. Weeks. 009. Months. 010. Years.
011. Red. 012. Orange. 013. Yellow. 014. Green. 015. Blue.
016. Purple. 017. Brown. 018. Black. 019. White. 020. Colourless.
021. Friends. 022. Enemies. 023. Lovers. 024. Family. 025. Strangers.
026. Teammates. 027. Parents. 028. Children. 029. Birth. 030. Death.
031. Sunrise. 032. Sunset. 033. Too Much. 034. Not Enough. 035. Sixth Sense.
036. Smell. 037. Sound. 038. Touch. 039. Taste. 040. Sight.
041. Shapes. 042. Triangle. 043. Square. 044. Circle. 045. Moon.
046. Star. 047. Heart. 048. Diamond. 049. Club. 050. Spade.
051. Water. 052. Fire. 053. Earth. 054. Air. 055. Spirit.
056. Breakfast. 057. Lunch. 058. Dinner. 059. Food. 060. Drink.
061. Winter. 062. Spring. 063. Summer. 064. Fall. 065. Passing.
066. Rain. 067. Snow. 068. Lightening. 069. Thunder. 070. Storm.
071. Broken. 072. Fixed. 073. Light. 074. Dark. 075. Shade.
076. Who? 077. What? 078. Where? 079. When? 080. Why?
081. How? 082. If. 083. And. 084. He. 085. She.
086. Choices. 087. Life. 088. School. 089. Work. 090. Home.
091. Birthday. 092. Christmas. 093. Thanksgiving. 094. Independence. 095. New Year.
096. Writer‘s Choice. 097. Writer‘s Choice. 098. Writer‘s Choice. 099. Writer‘s Choice. 100. Writer‘s Choice.

FicAlbum – A song title challenge. Again, fanfiction oriented, but easily adapted, methinks. You take a CD, and each track title is a different piece. Current undertaking for this one is Ethernaut by The Cruxshadows.

Sacred20 – Same as FF100 and FicAlbum, but with every prompt spiritual in nature/origin. There are four tables offered, each with 20 prompts. Guess who will go for them all, one by one? Table the First:

01. Communion. 02. Repent. 03. Mazel Tov. 04. Prophet. 05. Silence.
06. Priest. 07. Revelation. 08. Covenant. 09. Pilgrimage. 10. Benediction.
11. Heaven. 12. Hell. 13. Crusade. 14. Karma. 15. Temptation.
16. Exodus. 17. Lamentation. 18. Redemption. 19. Writer’s Choice. 20. Writer’s Choice.

More challenges will very likely be added in the future, because I’m crazy and they’re fun to do.

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