2021 Writing Exercise Series #277: 'Wedding' Multi-Prompt 14

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 14
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: Title exercise: Faster-Than-Light Travel and the Blues (Published on Notebooking Daily on 5/20/2016, this prompt has you write a piece with the title "Faster-Than-Light Travel and the Blues", very straightforward.

Something New: Three Things (include these three things in a piece): Ancient Greece, Sonic the Hedgehog, A Plastic Lawn Chair

Something Borrowed: Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge July 2015, Aparna Pathak’s “Goats” (Requirements: write a piece inspired by the image "Goats" by Aparna Pathak, which is included in the winning broadside I linked).

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 your narrator awakens to see nothing but blue sky, disoriented. Your piece takes it from there.


If you'd like some background music to write to, try this: Klaus Wiese - Kalengra [Full Album New Age / Ambient / Drone Music Cassette 1987]