NaPoWriMo: Day 19 and Surprise

NaPoWriMo: Day 19 and Surprise

10-21-11 Tangle #19a4










No words today. On Sunday, Brenda posted using an old prompt from 2011. It seemed a bit convoluted, but I was curious, so tried it and was amazed at the outcome. I asked her if it would be okay to use it here and she said “Go for it.” So here it is, a surprise!

Just follow the step by step instructions to the best of your ability. Play with it and have some creative fun.

1. A feeling
2. Observe the scenery of your immediate surroundings
3. Personification of an inanimate object
4. Use a metaphor
5. Spend four lines recalling a prominent memory
6. Use symbolism in a statement
7. Associate some form of weather to the feeling in #1
8. Tell a lie, about anything
9. Make a reference to a holiday or season
10. State a fact about a favorite artist or poet
11. Compare yourself to a specific piece from the artist/poet you used in #10
12. Negate the lie you told in #8, or further support or restate it
13. Describe a daydream or parts of a dream you’ve had
14. For the last two lines, refer to a vacationing location

Yes, it looks somewhat daunting, but once you get inside of the process, I’m hoping you will see its inherent rewards. Stretch, then remember to breathe.

Here’s my hope for you today:

The image is a pen and ink line weave drawing. It seemed appropriate to the task.


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10 Responses to NaPoWriMo: Day 19 and Surprise

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Trying again to make this comment post. At first, I thought this prompt was impossible. But once started it took me on a journey, too. I am rather astonished.


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  4. pmwanken says:

    I agree with Sherry — this prompt was a journey. It led me somewhere I (at this juncture) can only hope for…


  5. Pamela says:

    Hi Elizabeth. I wrote to this today prompt during my break at the prepa, but it needs lots of editing. I would like to at the very least come in one the last leg of this month. Last week was awash with work-related things, e.i. misbehaving teenagers, etc …

    Pamela ox


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  7. Here it is, and AAARGH! It was much harder to do it two days later. lol Please know that I love our dog Piggy, dearly.


  8. Pamela says:

    Hi Elizabeth. I have done all I can do with this piece of writing. Thanks, Brenda and Elizabeth for the prompt, it got me to write and that is a good thing.

    Pamela ox


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