Writing game!
Posted 6/27/12
The whole point of this thread is to think on our feet and create a short piece based on the prompt that appears. You can either skip until you find one you like or try first one you come across. Are you man enough to take up this challenge?


Rules

> Can be fan-fiction or fiction. This means lyrics, poetry, stories and plays are accepted! If you're writing fan-fiction then please say what it is, otherwise how are we supposed to know what you're talking about?
> If it's prose, try to keep it under 2,000 words!
> Be sure to click 'Quote' to my reply. I want to see what you've come up with.
> Don't be afraid to read and comment on what other people have come up with. Who knows? You might find a writing buddy.
> Either give a link to the prompt or write down the prompt in your reply.
> Let your imagination run away with you. So what if all you can think of are a band of armed robots stealing garden gnomes? That's why it's called creative writing!
> Move out of your comfort zone and embrace the challenge!
> Most importantly, have fun!


List of websites you can use:


http://www.deviantart.com/random/deviation
Art websites are a brilliant way of finding visual writing prompts. As it's a random deviation link, copy and paste the link and keep going until you found one you like. Or browse through the visual art section. For those who want to do the latter, just click on the logo and have a look through the categories.

http://creativewritingprompts.com/
Over 300 writing prompts!

http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/imagination.prompt.html
Writing prompt generator. Just click 'Next Prompt' until you find one you like.


I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
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Posted 6/27/12


Dear Water

Dear water,
You trickle and seep
But I never heard you weep
You don't walk only run
Avoiding the heating sun
In the sink I see
Trying so hard to reflect me
No matter light or dark
A touch creates an ark
Now you are imperfection
Only for a split second
And back to me again
What message are you trying to send?
Compasses are only one direction
You reflect only upon all surface
One lonely droplet on the floor
Non-stop moving forevermore

Sincerely,
imperfect human

Posted 6/27/12

Project1001 wrote:



Dear Water

Dear water,
You trickle and seep
But I never heard you weep
You don't walk only run
Avoiding the heating sun
In the sink I see
Trying so hard to reflect me
No matter light or dark
A touch creates an ark
Now you are imperfection
Only for a split second
And back to me again
What message are you trying to send?
Compasses are only one direction
You reflect only upon all surface
One lonely droplet on the floor
Non-stop moving forevermore

Sincerely,
imperfect human



This is wonderful! I'm usually wary when it comes to poetry that rhymes as it often feels forced but I think you've managed to capture a nice, flowing rhythm, especially towards the end. The only gripe I have is that it's "an imperfection" and it's "forever more" but I'm just being picky.

My favourite lines would have to be:

"What message are you trying to send?
Compasses are only one direction...
One lonely droplet on the floor
Non-stop moving forevermore"


Honestly, you've created such beautiful and vivid imagery here. It's pretty impressive.

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Posted 6/27/12
thank you very much! ^^ although that isn't my best poetry. I was a bit lazy on that one, lol.

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http://digitalessandra.deviantart.com/art/The-slow-house-trailer-307090558


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Hopefully this works
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Posted 7/26/12

WishingUnderThatStar wrote:

The whole point of this thread is to think on our feet and create a short piece based on the prompt that appears. You can either skip until you find one you like or try first one you come across. Are you man enough to take up this challenge?


What are things you can do in three minutes?

Write a text, fall asleep
Throw the phone, make a beat
Close a window, pop-corn
Make a sandwich, eat a peach.

Run away, come back
Throw a pass, make a catch
Feed the dog, feed the cat
Loose your keys, call a cab.

Jumping Jacks! Make a smoothie
Send a fax, play a movie
Hop a train, yours truly
Check the mail, catch a cootie.

Clink a link, write a verse
Facebook, say you're "FIRST!"
Do a poll, Bratwurst
Write a lyric, Reverse!
Write a lyric, get cursed
Fight a spirit, do your worst!

Appetizer, then toast
Crunchyroll, "do the most"
Make a forum, quick post.
Hit reply, click "Shows".
Posted 7/31/12
Honestly, it's somewhere between hard and impossible to write a quality, anthology-worthy poem within that time limit. I can't do that, haha.

Anyway, for anyone who's interested in poetry, there's a remarkable poet (I think he's the current poet laureate) named Phillip Levine. I began reading his poems a few years ago. This following line sent shivers up my spine when I read it and I've never forgotten it:

'The windows went dark first with rain and then snow, and then the days, then the years ran together and not one mattered more than another, and not one mattered.'
Posted 8/5/12 , edited 8/5/12

Watermelonheaven wrote:

Honestly, it's somewhere between hard and impossible to write a quality, anthology-worthy poem within that time limit. I can't do that, haha.

Anyway, for anyone who's interested in poetry, there's a remarkable poet (I think he's the current poet laureate) named Phillip Levine. I began reading his poems a few years ago. This following line sent shivers up my spine when I read it and I've never forgotten it:

'The windows went dark first with rain and then snow, and then the days, then the years ran together and not one mattered more than another, and not one mattered.'


I don't know where you got that idea from, but there's no mention of a time limit. There is a word limit but 2,000 words is very generous. And if you find this hard then that's great! That's the whole point of a challenge.
No one is expecting literary gold as this is just for fun. I noticed that in all of the other writing threads, everyone is in competition with each other. That's not how it should work. We all enjoy writing so we should help each other.
As I wrote in the rules, this exercise is to get people out of their comfort zone and write things that we wouldn't normally write.

If your objective is to write a "quality, anthology-worthy poem" in this thread then think again! Just because a poem is included in an anthology, does that mean the poem is good? No, not always. It's the same with novels. Haven't you ever read a book and thought, "The writing is terrible! How did this get published?"
Posted 8/5/12

The_anti_coagulant wrote:


WishingUnderThatStar wrote:

The whole point of this thread is to think on our feet and create a short piece based on the prompt that appears. You can either skip until you find one you like or try first one you come across. Are you man enough to take up this challenge?


What are things you can do in three minutes?

Write a text, fall asleep
Throw the phone, make a beat
Close a window, pop-corn
Make a sandwich, eat a peach.

Run away, come back
Throw a pass, make a catch
Feed the dog, feed the cat
Loose your keys, call a cab.

Jumping Jacks! Make a smoothie
Send a fax, play a movie
Hop a train, yours truly
Check the mail, catch a cootie.

Clink a link, write a verse
Facebook, say you're "FIRST!"
Do a poll, Bratwurst
Write a lyric, Reverse!
Write a lyric, get cursed
Fight a spirit, do your worst!

Appetizer, then toast
Crunchyroll, "do the most"
Make a forum, quick post.
Hit reply, click "Shows".


That was very fun to read! *applause*
The rhyming created a wonderful beat and it flowed very well. I'm terrible at rhyme so I'm impressed. I'm sure it must have been hard to link certain activities together without the poem sounding awkward.
I noticed that "Loose" should be "Lose" and, I'm going to be really picky here, perhaps substitute one "throw" as the word had been repeated in the following stanza.

All in all, it's pretty neat!
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