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Today is April 2nd Brought to you by the letter B
I participate in the weekly writing group Blogophilia.
Here’s how it works:
Each week we are given three prompts plus a picture for which we have to guess the secret phrase. We get points for correct guessing as well as for including all the prompts in our post. I have no idea how many are in the group these days, most are regulars and some not so much. They each have their own writing style and one never knows what stories or poems their imaginative minds will create. They are a wonderful group, supportive and witty.
One of the prompts is s topic. For example today it’s A Splinter in the Mind’s Eye.
Plus we are given a hard bonus point prompt and an easy one (who decides the degree of difficulty is unknown. Probably Marvin)
Today they are
(Hard, 2 pts): incorporate a quote by one of the 3 characters from “The Andy Griffith Show” (Andy, Barney or Otis)
(Easy, 1 pt): include an unusual use for a Hula Hoop
So if I wasn’t using this for my challenge I would normally post a story or poem.
The topic inspires me to write a poem. I might do a haiku.
Trouble thinking now
A splinter in the mind’s eye
Painful to compose
For the hard prompt this quote caught my fancy
Andy Taylor: When a man carries a gun all the time, the respect he thinks he’s getting might really be fear. So I don’t carry a gun because I don’t want the people of Mayberry to fear a gun. I’d rather they respect me.
It’s quite appropriate for what’s going on in the world today and I could do a serious piece on the subject – actually – splinter in mind’s eye could be incorporated, hmmm…..
The hula hoop brought to mind a witch’s circle for children. Don’t ask. Again this might be incorporated together with the topic and the hard prompt.
But since I don’t have to write a complete piece using all these prompts I get away easily today since all the information is here.
What kind of story could you write using these prompts?
Brightly anticipating your Blogs