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goldenlangur

Hi PMOers,

 

 

As an experiment to encourage some prose writing in this forum, here are some prompt titles for the day. The idea is to write a piece using one or more of the titles. The titles are relevant for 24 hours. You can write as many responses to the titles as you like.

 

Titles For 19.2.8

 

The first time

 

Stone bridge

 

All night

 

Feverish slumber

 

Etched

 

Rim

 

In denial

 

 

 

Sentences: These too can be used in the prompt prose pieces:

 

Crossing the threshold I...

 

What do I know?

 

Through the open window...

 

Another visit ends...

 

Blinking in the sunlight...

 

The braille of your body...

 

Musty boxes of memories ..

 

 

 

Good Luck. When posting a response do give title and date: eg - 19.2.8 - Musty boxes of memories

 

 

 

 

goldenlangur


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goldenlangur

Thank you Aleksandra - prompts can be quite helpful when one's Muse is not very forthcoming! I have found it to be quite a help as it forces me to write within a set time.

 

 

I'm so glad that you're thinking of having a go - perhaps we could extend these prompt titles to include poems too icon_smile.gif

 

 

Good Luck icon_smile.gif

 

 

goldenlangur


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Aleksandra

hey Golden, I just did one story, a quick one icon_biggrin.png. I don't know if that works well, because I am not used to write stories icon_smile.gif. Long time ago yes, bun not now. icon_eek.gif But ok it is a first time on English icon_rolleyes.gif

 

Thanks for idea again

 

Aleksandra


The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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tonyv

I, too, like the ideas for the prose forum and the prompts, Golden -- thank you for implementing them. I will try one soon, also, but these past couple of days I have been kept busy by my stupid day job. (I think I will have time to write here within the next couple of days.)

 

I noticed that it took you one hour to write the prose piece "Rim." Did I understand that correctly? It would take me considerably longer to write something even close to as good.


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goldenlangur

Hi Tony,

 

 

Many thanks for your generous support and encouragement for this idea.

 

Not to worry too much about trying these out. I understand only too well how work can be!

 

Yes, I took just under a hour to write the piece. That's the great thing about prompts - they force one to write from the top of one's head, as it were. No editing and rewriting as one would a normal poem or prose piece.

 

These have helped me in times of writers' block. I hope you'll give these a try when you have some time, not worrying about the edits - just going with the flow, as it were icon_wink.gif

 

 

goldenlangur


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Apologies for posting this wrongly as new topic instead of as part of this sticky!

 

 

Prompt Titles for 20.2.8. Good for 24 hours.

 

 

Contours

 

The moment

 

Memory

 

Letting go

 

Secret garden

 

A miracle

 

Never again

 

 

 

Sentences:

 

You were the only one ...

 

If you knew then...

 

Whenever I pass this way...

 

In the shadows I saw...

 

Not for the first time

 

Sometimes it's best to..

 

 

If anyone has some titles to suggest do go ahead and post them

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Prompts for Today - 22.2.8. God For 24 Hours.

 

Never knowing.

 

Winter sun

 

Feverish dream

 

The parasite

 

Fencing off

 

Fog

 

 

Waiting for you to...

 

Sometimes I wonder ...

 

In my headlights...

 

When the rains came

 

What is he doing at ....

 

 

 

goldenlangur


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Prompts for 29.2.8. Good for 24 hours.

 

 

Forgotten Melody.

 

The Last Boat.

 

Accursed.

 

Horizon

 

Closure

 

Sentences:

 

Her warm breath is...

 

Through the flowers they...

 

On the first Spring dawn...

 

He coaxes from the ...

 

In lapis waters they ...

 

 

I apologize for the lack of titles the last few days - computer on the blink and now work! If anyone else has titles to post do go ahead.

 

goldenlangur


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Apologies PMOers for this haphazard posting of titles. Work is quite overwhelming right now. But I will try to post as frequently as I can: Here goes. Tony suggested that perhaps the prompts might be used for longer than 24 hours. So here they go:

 

Cacophony

 

Dilemma

 

Eclipse

 

Limpid

 

Paradise

 

 

Sentences:

 

Forever in doubt ....

 

If only she had...

 

At the bar he saw...

 

Through a shattered windscreen ...

 

The sounds before I sleep ....

 

If nothing works ....

 

 

 

Good for 24 hours or more. Good Luck.

 

 

 

goldenlangur


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PROMPT TITLES ON 03.06.08

 

 

Sunless Sky

 

Empty Promises (inspired by Aleksandra's poem)

 

Recurring Dream

 

Face to Face

 

Last Train

 

Your Eyes.

 

 

SENTENCES:

 

The phone rings and ...

 

Last time you said...

 

Holding hands we....

 

I saw a face at the upper window...

 

With unsteady hands he peels away...

 

 

Good for 24 hours ( for those who still want the challenge) and for longer for those who want to explore the prompts.

 

 

goldenlangur


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PROMPTS ON 07.03.08

 

 

Spring Moon

 

Renewal

 

Sanctuary

 

Unknown

 

Last Call

 

 

SENTENCES:

 

However hard I try...

 

She and I are tethered to....

 

Beyond the hills there...

 

Over time one gets to...

 

When the time comes....

 

 

GOOD FOR 24 HOURS or MORE.

 

 

 

goldenlangur


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PROMPTS on 03.10.08

 

Unfinished

 

Self-hypnosis

 

Talisman

 

Quarantine

 

Wing print

 

SENTENCES:

 

I remember the places...

 

It wouldn't be logical...

 

Conversations in restaurants...

 

Up the road the neighbors are...

 

It's not easy to...

 

 

GOOD FOR 24 HOURS or MORE.

 

 

 

goldenlangur


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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Still going these Prompt titles, no offers? icon_wink.gif

 

PROMPTS on 03.11.08

 

Sanity

 

The Past

 

Bi-polar

 

Metamorphosis

 

Choice

 

 

SENTENCES:

 

There are several mirrors...

 

Do dreams hold the key to...

 

When did I last hear...

 

Unwittingly I disturb...

 

Is it indolence, ennui or something else which...

 

 

GOOD for 24 HOURS or MORE.

 

goldenlangur


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PROMPTS on 03.14.08

 

 

Silence

 

No Words

 

Empty Page

 

Chance Meeting

 

Unfathomable

 

 

 

SENTENCES:

 

Lost for words....

 

Where in the world....

 

Driving away from...

 

He picks up a string of wooden beads...

 

Somewhere in the building a voice calls...

 

 

GOOD for 24 Hours or More.

 

goldenlangur


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PROMPTS on 16.03.08.

 

Untimely

 

Reunion

 

Sting in the tail

 

Pageant

 

Aberration

 

 

 

SENTENCES:

 

It wasn't supposed to...

 

I collided with ...

 

For a long time it seemed...

 

This was the first....

 

Looking around to park the car i...

 

 

GOOD FOR 24 HOURS or MORE

 

 

 

goldemlangur


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Just a few hours before midnight. So early Prompts here:

 

 

A cynic is man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing. - Oscar Wilde

 

A little Learning is a dangerous thing. - Alexander Pope

 

We are such stuff as dreams are made on. - Shakespeare (Tempest)

 

Advice is like snow - the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

 

A habit does not a monk make. - Francois Rabelais

 

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz Kafka

 

 

We can either use the words of these quotations or the sense/implication one gets from each quotation.

 

 

GOOK LUCK! GOOD FOR 24 HOURS.


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Apologies PMO friends.

 

I've been away during our first democratic elections and have not had access to internet during the time to post prompts. But I will return with some. But if anyone has some themes for the prompts, please do feel free to post these.

 

 

 

goldenlangur


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With Spring in the air, I 've googled to find universal themes related to Spring, in the different hemispheres, albeit its summer in some parts of the globe and autumn in another.

 

Pollywog

 

Apple Blossoms

 

Hummingbirds

 

Last Snow

 

Fishing

 

Persimmon Buds

 

Blue Bell Woods

 

Nesting Birds

 

Easter

 

New Wool

 

Lambing

 

Rite of Spring

 

Kite Festival

 

Mask Dances

 

Fiesta

 

 

Good for 24 hours or more

 

 

 

 

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Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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