A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.
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Word of the week – watermelon – (noun) – a large oblong or roundish fruit with a hard green or white rind often striped or variegated, a sweet watery pink, yellowish, or red pulp, and usually many seeds. Synonyms – melon, cantaloupe, water melon.
There are no restrictions, except please and thank you for limiting a written post to 300 words or fewer.
A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments at the link provided below the photo above.
Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT) Wednesday 3rd July. There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.
“This is the one. Right here.”
“Of course I’m sure. It’s just at the end of the hallway.”
“You going down there?”
“What! No way!”
“Thought you’d want to see the room, where…well…
“I never said that!”
“Oh c’mon Jerry you’re sounding like a five year old.”
“Awe, quit it Jer. This is serious business.”
“O.K.! Sarge! At your service!”
“Oooo, this really has you scared.”
“I’m not scared!”
“Coulda fooled me, you dumb ass.”
“What’s that for?”
“The both of us! Damn Jerry it’s been five years!”
“Yah right. Seems like yesterday though, doesn’t it?”
Early Celtic pagans associated the broom with Faeries, possibly because of it’s relation to the wood and a common belief in forest sprites. Some stories tell of a Witch entering a forest and asking the Faeries to lead her way to the perfect tree where she can collect a staff for a broom. The idea is to enlist the help of the magical folk and ensure the enchantment of the broom once it has been fashioned.
“As one of the first trees to put on her spring-dress it is only natural that the Birch has always been associated with the life giving force and has thus featured prominently in all manner of fertility rites and magic. Birch signals the arrival of spring.”
The besom is the traditional witch’s broom. It’s associated with all kinds of legend and folklore, including the popular notion that witches fly around in the night on a broomstick.
The traditional magical formula includes a bundle of birch twigs, a staff of ash or oak, and a binding made from willow wands.
-A four-foot length of ash or oak for the handle
-Thin branches of birch for the bristle part (you can substitute a woody herb like mugwort or thyme for the bristles if you like
-Lengths of willow or heavy cord to bind everything together
-You’ll also need heavy-duty scissors and a bucket of warm water.
Fandango challenges bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo. While there are no definitive style or word limits, I suggest trying to keep your posts to under 300 words. If this picture inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC and post it in the comment section of the above link.