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Word Play: April NOT WEATHER
Use the following 12 words: funnel, cloud, scattered, shower, thunder, bolt, flood, warning, storm, threat, rain, drop but entries CANNOT REFER TO WEATHER IN ANY WAY! Format of your choice. 300 word MAX.
Ends April 14, 2023 • 4 Entries • Created by Finder
Love is Just the Instinct of Sex - Schopenhauer
Ever been cheated on? Did your partner walk out on you with no explanation? Was there no mojo in your relationship so you opted to leave, but realized way too late that it was your own damn fault? I’d like to say a broken heart feels like the end of the world, but it really isn’t after you have a couple of them. I don’t care if she pooped gold, or the way he smiled sent those butterflies on a shooting spree in your stomach. I don’t even care if they found their identity in middle school, and transformed into a new bionic AI gender by thirty, leading a cutting edge global company that specializes in environmental activism, and combating the military industrial complex. Just tell me, what is YOUR best way to get over someone, and move on with your life. Cheers!
Ends April 21, 2023 • 1 Entry • Created by fudo
“Understanding others is knowledge, understanding oneself is enlightenment” - Tao Te Ching
Your take, your format. 300 word MAX.
Ends April 14, 2023 • 2 Entries • Created by Finder in Stream of Consciousness
Your philosophy…essay format only. 300 word MAX
Ends April 14, 2023 • 0 Entries • Created by Finder in Philosophy
Your interpretation…poetry only.
Ends April 14, 2023 • 5 Entries • Created by Finder in Poetry & Free Verse
Poetry with Symbolism - Metaphors of Dissociation
Write a poem [any type] about dissociation. Try to use abstract ideas, concepts and details to give a sense of depth on how it affects you or the person feeling it.
Ends April 22, 2023 • 6 Entries • Created by DianaHForst in Poetry & Free Verse
Redemption for the Unredeemable
Write a piece that shows a character going through the realization how far they have fallen and what they have to do to redeem themselves. The person in question would have to be someone who is either the villain or a far fallen hero and the things in which they're seeking redemption from would have to be so horrible that even they can't stomach their own actions knowing that they've turned themselves around now.
Ends April 15, 2023 • 1 Entry • Created by DianaHForst in Fiction
It's okay to fight for you life
Write a story about two young people that meet in a hospital, a girl fighting for her life who refuses to give up, and a broken boy with DNR (Do not resuscitate) tattooed boldly on his skin. Let them save each other. I know it's a complicated prompt but I'd love to see what people come up with, I'm working on my own version currently. Please keep entries clean.
Ends April 6, 2023 • 0 Entries • Created by HeartofaWolf in Fiction
Write a story where a couple goes through something and one of them is getting a lot of comfort because they are more visibly bothered, but the other partner is quietly struggling and breaking down. Eventually, it reaches a breaking point. Please keep all entries clean.
Ends April 5, 2023 • 0 Entries • Created by HeartofaWolf in Fiction
Write about a song or genre that inspires you to write every time you hear it. Post the work that was inspired by said song or genre.
Ends April 27, 2023 • 0 Entries • Created by bettyRoNice
Imposter Topics: Spasmodic Whistler's Special Edition, P.O. box 86.5
Oh yes! It's time. What time you ask? Time for a meddlingly troublesome tigress to pilfer style yet again from the wonderaciously inspirationicious @batmaninwuhan to bring you these egregiously inferior topics of repulsively ravishing randomness! The rules are the same as always: there are none. Read on at your own peril ! ..... ...... .... ..... .... still here? That's what I like to see! Oh my! so many vehemently vivacious volunteers! What class!.... It is my unfortunate duty to inform you at this juncture, that if you are forthwith inclined, even slightly, by any measure of the trusty inclinometer whatsoever, you will be hereby undertaking a solemn oath to participate in a quest of the most noble and monstrous proportions imaginable; to write upon one, some, all, or none of the following random topics!!! ... So, without further ado, and with very little unduly noted snottery, the topics are ......... 1) intricate delicacies of nipple pinching, and other desirable taboos, as cited from an old fashioned precoital handbook. 2) Handy handmaidens in the sacred land of candy. 3) laundromatting for beginners: chapter one: spontaneous lactation prophylaxis. 4) inconveniently timed gastronomic excitability. 5) romantic exacerbation during the life of a well-meaning entomologist. 6) Friday I'm in glove. 7) An immaculately detailed reporting on the contents of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's pockets on an average winter evening. 8) the alleged scarcity of inconceivable conceptions. 9) nitpicky pickpocketing. 9.5) An overzealous expectancy for explanatory expletives. 10) O, the intolerable sanity of it all! it's enough to drive a'body mad. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~well that's that. Have mercy, Have sense, Have heart, Have placatable pets, but most importantly... Have at it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "the sky is blue and all the leaves are green. My heart is full as a baked poe-tay-ta! I think I know precisely what I mean, when I say it's a shpadoinkle daaay..."
Ends April 27, 2023 • 3 Entries • Created by EstherFlowers1
Inspired by my favorite Dr. Seuss book, Fox in Socks. Let me see your most ridiculous compilation of rhyming words. Random and senseless. Make my tongue twist!
Ends April 15, 2023 • 5 Entries • Created by Ash2ash
A Meal that Changed Your Life
Write a short piece about a meal that changed your life. Whether it be for the indulgence/ enjoyment of the meal or the content of the conversation. Can be fiction, but make me believe it's real. All genres welcome, however, your piece must center around actual food (I'm looking at you romance/erotica writers). Give me gritty, give me giddy, give me happy, sad, and everything in between, but most of all...give me food.
Ends April 24, 2023 • 7 Entries • Created by thePearl
Write a Headline
If your words were seen by everyone across the world, what would you write? Include a headline and sub-heading in 30 words or less.
Ends April 3, 2023 • 1 Entry • Created by KarenKitchel
Allegory of the Cave - Plato
Write your thoughts on the Allegory of the Cave. Do any parts stand out to you? Can you make any comparisons of elements to relevant topics? Go all out if you wish.
Ends May 10, 2023 • 2 Entries • Created by KatherineB in Philosophy
Water, wind and sea
Write about finding a merfish (a mermaid) on the beach, can be any format, just try to bring out your childhood imagination. It can be fantasy or scary, whatever you want!
Ends April 26, 2023 • 4 Entries • Created by adiii_starry
Describe, in any format you want, your happiest memory, but using a metaphor.
Ends April 26, 2023 • 1 Entry • Created by adiii_starry
Describe your worst memory, any format you want, but using a metaphor. (Please include trigger warnings if any are needed)
Ends April 26, 2023 • 0 Entries • Created by adiii_starry
Write a Myth- the Sky
Write a Myth explaining why the sky is blue.
write something that expresses emotions like (pain, sadness, anxiety, scarred, Happy, nevous.)
Ends April 23, 2023 • 40 Entries • Created by alexripple in Stream of Consciousness