Saturday Scribes writing prompt: June 20

Okay, here’s how it works.

For the theme prompt:
You can interpret the theme any way you want – literally, figuratively, fancifully, ironically – it’s up to you.  Any kind of creative writing is fair game, be it prose, poetry, or general musings on life, the universe and everything. Sometimes it helps to go away for a few hours and let the idea stew and simmer; other times you might find yourself spontaneously inspired to scribble something down right away.  Go with what moves you.
The idea is to write something new, to spark up those drowsy neurons and get the creative wires humming, but if you feel particularly bereft of motivation, posting something old is okay too.

For the word prompt:
Each word has to be used somewhere in your writing, whether it be a poem or story, one-act play or soliloquy. It won’t always be three words.  Sometimes it will be two, or four.  It might even be a phrase.

Write.  Post what you wrote on your blog (or your friend’s blog).  Come back here and put the permalink to your post in the comments section. Sometime over the weekend, check out the other writers’ posts, and comment if you feel like it. Simple as that.

With that out of the way, here are this week’s prompts:

Theme:  Transitions
We’re at the cusp of spring turning over into summer, which for many people means a significant shifting of gears. May of us are going through other transitions as well – some exhilarating, others confusing or frightening; some gentle, some less so.  What does the word conjure up for you?  What transitions are you going through right now?

Three words:

Now go write something, already!



  1. desert rat said,

    June 20, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Anne Bradley’s poem “Fracture” is up on the Mimosa Effect:

  2. Carol Anne said,

    June 21, 2008 at 6:35 am

    Hi everyone,

    Here is my transition idea.


  3. Paul Darcy said,

    June 21, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Here is my bit on Transitions – monstrous, truly monstous . . .

  4. Paul Darcy said,

    June 21, 2008 at 7:16 am

    This is a test to see if it is the link which is causing the comment to go poof.

  5. desert rat said,

    June 21, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I ended up with a poem this week as well, inspired by both the theme and the three-word prompt:

    Accelerating Light

  6. mimosaeffect said,

    June 21, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Hi PD and CA: I found out what the problem was. Akismet, paranoid little beastie that it is, was eating all your comments. I marked them as not-spam and all is well. In the future, if you don’t see comments pop up right away, don’t panic – I’ll make an extra effort from now on to keep an eye out for unfairly emprisoned comments and set them free whenever I find them.

  7. Grondzilla said,

    June 22, 2008 at 12:31 am

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