Sunday Writing Prompt #223 –

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Welcome to the Sunday Writing Prompt – October 8, 2017 –

So this week, I’m offering you a poem for consideration. Read it, sit with it – revel in it – and then, create from it.

Perhaps a certain line speaks to you? Copy it and use it in whatever you create – poem, short story, flash fiction etc. Ex. “I love the handful of the earth you are.”

Maybe there are certain word phrases that you think are over the moon and set your pulse racing? Choose these words and walk into the wild from there. Ex. wide eyes, extinguished constellations – gather and group them and see what happens? This new selection/collection could lead you to leap into a blazing trail of words.

Take another direction altogether and have a conversation with the poem, write a response to it, as if you are answering the poet.

The sky…

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Over There

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This is a work of fiction. A short story of 1580 words.

Clyde was only fifteen years old when the Japs bombed Pearl Harbour. He didn’t even know where Hawaii was, but he knew that he was mad at the Japs. Every man seemed to be joining up, right after. Clyde asked his Dad when he could go, but the old man told him, “Wait a while son, and it might all be over. Anyway, you’re too young now”.

Dad worked at the factory in Kenosha, making engines for Chrysler on the production line. But he wanted better for Clyde; wanted him to go to college, and make something of his life. When Dad had finished with the newspaper, Clyde would read about the war. The Limeys had lost Singapore, and the Germans were not doing so well in Russia. They listened to the radio news too, Alistair Cooke, and…

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Great Blue Heron Taking Over

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When I shot this my position was not all the great. I had been trying to get a better angle, and then without any signs, this… a take off.

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My assumption was I had gone a little too close and spooked him.

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But that was not the case. The bird really wanted to chase away the Wood Ducks and get the dry platform all to himself.

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The ducks did leave but that turtle was going nowhere.

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