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Writing Prompt: 10/28/2016

Origin: “Riversong,” by the Von Trapp Children, “The von Trapp Children Volume II” (Lyrics below)

Feeling inspired? Write something from this prompt! Actually, I’m aware that this video might be a tad difficult to write one thing from, so I’m posting this particular writing prompt more as a general inspiration. But if you do write something, I would love to see it! You can leave a response in the comments, or move the prompt to your blog, and leave a link in the comments! 

Lyrics: 

Shule aroon [“walk, my love”] away to waters by the sea;
It’s a churning yearning river!

You can cast your burdens there upon the glass;
Just a skip of a polished pebble.

Dreamers, lovers, listen sweetly:
Let the waters wash away your tears.

Poets, teachers, listen keenly:
Wonder not, your course is led by God.

Sing and dance!
Do a reel to the tune of a babbling tale.
Do you heal to the tune of a babbling tale?

Let your heart be glad.
Let the song of the river take you away!
Let the song of the river take 
you away!

Don’t let the sun set on hearts of stone.
Turn to the river of life.

Wisdom and nature are true to God.
Be it river or tree set you free!
Go with a heart full of grace.

Come now, sing and dance.
Do a reel to the tune of a babbling tale.
Do you heal to the tune of a babbling tale?

Let your heart be glad.
Let the song of the river take you away!

Dance to the tune; sing to the moon;
aye shule aroon; oh, shule aroon.
Let the river take you!

 

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Writing Prompt 07/17/2015

 

 

 

Origin“Stepping Through,” by BPKelsey. Note that I do not know this artist, nor this artist’s other work. If you do look the artist up, look out for nasty beasts that you may find out there.

If you’re feeling inspired, write something about this picture! I would absolutely love to see whatever you come up with (though keep in mind that my nine year old sister reads this blog, so keep it clean!). You can put it here in the comments, or post it on your own blog and leave a link in the comments. I can’t wait to see what you talented writers come up with!

Writing Prompt: 02-06-2015

Origin“Ambush” by Nicole Cardiff. I know neither this artist, nor her other work, so use caution if you decide to look her up.

Feeling inspired? Tell this story. You can leave a response to the prompt in the comments, or move the prompt to your  blog and leave a link in the comments. I can’t wait to read what you write!

Please keep all responses clean. 

Writing Prompt: 01-23-2015

Origin“Beware of Dragon” by Rowena Wang. I know neither this artist nor her other work, so beware if you decide to look her up.

Feeling inspired? Write something from this prompt! You can leave a response in the comments, or move the prompt to your blog and leave a link in the comments. I can’t wait to see what you write!

[I really look forward to being able to read anything you write from this prompt, and I expect to enjoy it very much and for my readers to also enjoy it. That said, please keep everything as clean as it gets because otherwise I will delete the comment or link to your blog.”Only what is good for building up…” If in doubt, ask. My contact information is on the About page.]

Writing Prompt: 01-09-2015

Origin“I’ll Be Back…” by Richard Yang. I know neither this artist, nor his other work. If you decide to look him up, I would advice caution.

Feeling inspired? Write something from this prompt! You could leave a response in the comments, or more the prompt to your blog and leave a link in the comments. I can’t wait to see what you write!

NOTE: The voting for the short story contest ends tomorrow at midnight. If you plan on voting, please do so quickly!

[I really look forward to being able to read anything you write from this prompt, and I expect to enjoy it very much and for my readers to also enjoy it. That said, please keep everything as clean as it gets because otherwise I will delete the comment or link to your blog.”Only what is good for building up…” If in doubt, ask. My contact information is on the About page.]

Writing Prompt: 12-26-2014

Origin: “Forsaken,” by Adele Lorienne. I know neither this artist nor her other paintings, so if you look her or them up, beware. Beware, O people, for monsters lurk in places you may not suspect.

Feeling inspired? Write something from this prompt! You can leave a response in the comments, or move the prompt to your blog and leave a link in the comments.

[I really look forward to being able to read anything you write from this prompt, and I expect to enjoy it very much and for my readers to also enjoy it. That said, please keep everything as clean as it gets because otherwise I will delete the comment or link to your blog.”Only what is good for building up…” If in doubt, ask. My contact information is on the About page.]

Reminder: The Short Story Contest ends on the last of this month, at midnight. If you’re planning on entering it, please make sure to get it submitted on time! 

Writing Prompt: 12-19-2014

Origin: “Mosquito Probe,” by Eren Arik. I do not know this artist, nor his other work, so if you decide to look him or it up, I would advice caution.

Feeling inspired? Write something from this prompt! You can leave a response in the comments, or move the prompt to your blog and leave a link in the comments. I’m looking forward to seeing what you write. Have fun, folks!

[I really look forward to being able to read anything you write from this prompt, and I expect to enjoy it very much and for my readers to also enjoy it. That said, please keep everything as clean as it gets because otherwise I will delete the comment or link to your blog.”Only what is good for building up…” If in doubt, ask. My contact information is on the About page.]

Writing Prompt: 12-05-2014

I do realize that it’s very late for a writing prompt (or early for some of you). This afternoon when I would have normally posted it, I opened up my IOTW document and got completely distracted by reading through my novel. I didn’t even remember it was a Friday at all until about thirty minutes ago. Better late than never though, right?

 

Origin“Eowyn vs. The Witch King,” by Nacho Molina. I know neither this artist nor her work, so if you decide to look her up, I  advise caution.

Feeling inspired? Write something from this prompt!  You can leave a response in the comments, or you can move the Prompt to your blog and leave a link in the comments. I would absolutely love to see what you write!

[I really look forward to being able to read anything you write from this prompt, and I expect to enjoy it very much and for my readers to also enjoy it. That said, please keep everything as clean as it gets because otherwise I will delete the comment or link to your blog.”Only what is good for building up…” If in doubt, ask. My contact information is on the About page.]

Writing Prompt: 11-28-2014

 

Origin“Watching Our Time Burn Away,” by Kiara Rose in collaboration with Sarah Anne Loreth. I do not know either of these, so please use caution if you decide to look either or both of them up.

Feeling inspired? Write something from this prompt! I would absolutely love to see it. You can leave a response in the comments or move the prompt to your blog and leave a link in the comments.

Of course, if you’re doing NaNo and haven’t met your goal for today, write your NaNo novel instead of this. NaNoWriMo is definitely more important.

[I really look forward to being able to read anything you write from this prompt, and I expect to enjoy it very much and for my readers to also enjoy it. That said, please keep everything as clean as it gets because otherwise I will delete the comment or link to your blog.”Only what is good for building up…” If in doubt, ask. My contact information is on the About page.]

 

Writing Prompt: 11-21-2015

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Origin: Untitled, by Joseph Thomas, Real Plus Photography. For once, I do know this photographer, and if you’d like to look up his other photos, feel free to. You won’t find anything troublesome.

Feeling inspired? Write something from this prompt! You can leave a response in the comments or move the prompt to your blog and leave a link in the comments. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

(Of course, at the same time, it’s still November. If you’re doing NaNoWriMo, focus on that—though I love seeing your writing prompts, it’s really more important that you stay caught up with NaNo.)

[I really look forward to being able to read anything you write from this prompt, and I expect to enjoy it very much and for my readers to also enjoy it. That said, please keep everything as clean as it gets because otherwise I will delete the comment or link to your blog.”Only what is good for building up…” If in doubt, ask. My contact information is on the About page.]

 

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