2021 Writing Exercise Series #253: 'Wedding' Multi-Prompt 12

The 2021 Writing Series is a series of daily writing exercises for both prose writers and poets to keep their creative mind stretched and ready to go—fresh for your other writing endeavors. The writing prompts take the impetus—that initial crystal of creation—out of your hands (for the most part) and changes your writing creation into creative problem solving. Instead of being preoccupied with the question "What do I write" you are instead pondering "How do I make this work?" And in the process you are producing new writing.

This is not a standard writing session. This is pure production—to keep your brain thinking about using language to solve simple or complex problems. The worst thing you can do is sit there inactive. It's like taking a 5 minute breather in the middle of a spin class—the point is to push, to produce something, however imperfect. If you don't overthink it, you will be able to complete all of the exercises in under 30 minutes.

'Wedding' Multi-Prompt 12
For today's writing exercise you actually have 4 choices! In the spirit of a wedding needing "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue." The first offered prompt is one from Notebooking Daily's past, the second is a brand new prompt for the day of one prompt theme or another, the third prompt is a 'borrowed' prompt from one of Sparked's 'Prompting Partners', and the fourth prompt is a wildcard riffing on the idea of 'Something Blue'. Take a look and dive in! First thought, best thought for these prompts.

Something Old: Fall Writing Exercise Series #64: 3x5x10+ Wordbank 10 (Published on Notebooking Daily on 11/3/2019, this prompt is similar to our current 'sentence calisthenics' prompts, in that there are wordbanks, and your goal is to first pump out a large number of 'sprint' sentences using those words, and then write a piece from a prompt using a few of those sentences. The prompt, however, is much less detailed, more open-ended).

Something New: Six Word Shootout (include these words in a piece): Rife, Rice, Cries, Rise, Ripe, Deride

Something Borrowed: Furious Fiction August 2019 Challenge (Requirements: Each story had to include, word for word, ALL of the following SIX descriptions: "SHINY, SILVER", "COLD AND GREASY", "SCRATCHED AND WEATHER-WORN", "SWEET AND PUNGENT", "INK-STAINED", "SHRILL, PIERCING" One of these six descriptions had to appear in the first sentence of each story.). While this  was originally a fiction prompt, as you can see it works very well for poetry as well!

Reminder, this piece can be sent to Sparked Lit Mag! It doesn't have to have been written when the issue was currently reading.
Something Blue: Write a piece in which a person in a blue dress drastically changes the course of your narrator's evening (and life) because of a simple gesture—whether that gesture is interpreted correctly or incorrectly by your narrator is up to you.


If you'd like some background music to write to, try this "Star Wars Lofi 2" ...Lofi mix.