Sunday Scribblings looks like another place I’ll get prompts. Sleep isn’t finding me tonight, so here I go with another writing prompt today.
The latest prompt as of this post is Poem, “The word that strikes fear into the heart of many a writer.”
Here’s the bit of nonsense that came out of my fingers:
A poem to me is a strange thing
I’ve heard many but never wrote mine
If I wrote one, would it break the rules?
Would it rhyme, would it have any reason?
Not only rhyme, but poems have meter
Numbers, patterns of syllables, right?
I only know what high school taught me
Poems were things we studied in depth
My mind never saw on that level
Metaphor, simile, subtext? Ha!
My writing is subtle like a brick!
Anywho, check out Sunday Scribblings. Their prompts are simple, but quite effective judging by the community involvement.
Here’s what I wrote for the latest One-Minute Writing prompt – Awareness
The Prompt: You’re given the opportunity to write a long-form magazine article that will get wide public exposure on any topic that you like. What would you write about? What do you wish more people knew about and were aware of?
I wish more people were aware of common urban legends. I flinch whenever somebody repeats information that has been widely disproven. My article would take ten commonly repeated urban legends of the time of publishing and compare them to the true stories. I would dispel the prevalent myths surrounding them, and try to show people how a little skepticism goes a long way.
I should note, however, that I’m far from adverse from using urban legends in fiction – after all, people believe them because they are intriguing stories!