Get crazy with the Cheese Whiz.
Listen to and/or read the lyrics to Beck's 1994 classic "Loser." Choose some phrase that grabs you from one of the verses (not the chorus) and write something inspired by it. You can use "Get crazy with the Cheese Whiz" if you really want, but I'm more likely to give the Blue Dot of Victory to a piece using a phrase I didn't highlight. Poetry, prose, whatever floats your cup of tea.
Ended August 27, 2020 • 4 Entries • Created by rlove327
Overlooked Film Recommendation
Tell me about an old movie you love - define "old" how you like, but nothing 21st century - and explain why more people ought to watch it. Looking for hidden gems over headliners, so try to pick movies you feel like the average person might not have heard of. Basically, Kirk Douglas died and I feel sad I haven't watched more than I have, and it makes me wanna watch and talk about movies. And while plot points are prolly essential, no spoilers :)
In the mountains
Literal or figurative, any format, any way you want it so long as the word "mountains" appears at least once in title or text.
Ended December 21, 2019 • 6 Entries • Created by rlove327
Female and LGBTQ+ writers of erotic poems: would a hetero cis man's "Like" and/or comment on your work be supportive, creepy, or irritating?
I'm sure many people have thoughts on this, but I'm really interested in the perspectives of the writers themselves. I make a point of reading a lot of others' work on Prose and often Like or comment upon it, frequently by mentioning which lines I find especially compelling. I've happened upon some very good poems with erotic elements. However, having a profile pic and posts that plainly show I'm a cis hetero male, I have avoided Liking or commenting on these erotic pieces: if the point is to show appreciation and offer support, my Like or comment would prove counterproductive if it were to cause the writer to feel uncomfortable, or irritated that I have elbowed into a space not meant for me. Rather than just wonder about this on my own, I thought I would solicit writers' views and listen. As a female or LGBTQ+ writer of an erotic piece, would you view "Like" as "Leer"? If it were your piece, how would you feel about a Like or the sort of "highlighting" comment I describe? Winner will be the person whose post I feel like I learn the most from. If you have thoughts you want to share but don't want to publish, feel free to just message me.