I recently found this piece buried away. It was written in response to a prompt. I figured someone else might like to take a wack at it. The prompt word was simply “papyrus.” See what you can come up with. Comment with a link to your own work!
(Also, if anyone knows how to do specific fonts here on WordPress, let me know…)
She wrote to you in p a p y r u s.
The typeface contradicts the bitter adieu written on the page. Each word makes you hate calligraphy. You imagine her sitting, her back against the ocean, listening to the wind within the reeds. She ran away to him and summer; you remain with nothing and the winter.
You rip pages from your notebook, pick up a pen and scrawl in IMPACT. You forget she’s long gone and throw the memories away.
I was back…and then I disappeared again. I had a big health scare in the family. (The past two weeks have been crazy.) Everything seems to be on a good path now. *thumbs up*
But now I’m back. I pinky swear promise. Next week it’s back to our regularly scheduled program of tips and tutorials and prompts (oh my!). I’m also working on a new short story, too, so that’s pretty exciting.
I keep forgetting about prompts. I had these typed up and was meaning to add them but it just slipped out of my head. Sorry.
Anyway, if you are just plain stuck and need something to jump-start your thinky parts, here are few prompts to get the gray matter in your skull sloshing.
- You wake up to find that you are a cat. What do you do? (Alternatively, choose whichever inanimate object or animal you want.)
- The clock on your wall is still ticking despite the fact it’s out of batteries. Is it a poltergeist? Are you in a haunted house? Is it just faulty wiring?
- Write a poem that is one sentence long, but challenge yourself to make it as long as possible without losing any meaning.
I don’t half fancy the cat one, myself. I might do that one of these days. 😉