Saturday Scribes Writing Prompt: Aug. 22nd

A couple of maintenance notes before we get to today’s prompts.

First, regarding the contributor’s list on the left… If you’ve been coming here for a while now and would like to be added to the list, just make a note of it with your root blog address in this week’s comments (if you have more than one writing blog, use the one that’s the most likely place where you’ll be posting Sat. Scribes stuff).  Having your link on the contributors list assumes that you’ll be making an effort to show up here at least once or twice a month.  Of course, new folks are always welcome to participate – we love seeing new faces, so feel free to tell all your friends and invite them on over.
The second is just a friendly reminder that this kind of weekly meme only works if we all make an effort to visit other people’s sites as well as posting our own links.  Since I know most writers are as busy as anyone else with family and day jobs (the ones that actually allow you to pay the rent), here are a few suggestions to help keep this an active writing community without expecting anyone to have hours of free time on their hand.  My rule of thumb is to try and visit at least three other writer’s sites – it doesn’t take very long, and if everyone does it, then everyone will have at least three other people reading their stuff, which gives everyone a nice warm fuzzy inside.   And while you’re there, it’s great if you can give the writer that bit of feedback we all crave.  Unfortunately, separated as many of us are by the digital gulf, comments are the only way we have of knowing that someone actually dropped by (not counting psychic powers).   It doesn’t have to be anything profound – just a note that you liked a particular phrase, or thought the imagery was cool, or whatever.  If you want to offer a bit of gentle criticism, phrasing it as a question is one way to do it (e.g. “what did you mean by that bit there?”).  Combining it with a positive is another way to go (e.g. “I really like this bit, but found that last bit rather confusing/obscure/contradictory”).

All that said, it’s been great fun to follow everyone’s takes on the weekly prompts; I’m always amazed by how people can start off on the same path, and go in so many wildly different directions.  Good work, all!  Without further ado, here are today’s prompts:

Theme: Fragility


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  1. Janine said,

    August 22, 2008 at 1:28 am

    Posting this early, a long weekend ahead. *kisses!*

  2. noahthegreat said,

    August 23, 2008 at 12:09 am


  3. Paul Darcy said,

    August 23, 2008 at 6:40 am

    What could possibly go wrong when god returns to play in his universe?

  4. Carol Anne said,

    August 23, 2008 at 7:23 am

    All the words and the theme. Thanks for a fun writing session.

  5. Angelica said,

    August 23, 2008 at 7:39 pm


  6. noahthegreat said,

    August 23, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Body language

  7. desert rat said,

    August 24, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    A poem:

    if this too solid substance

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