2021 Writing Exercise Series #324: 'Wedding' Multi-Prompt 18

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 18
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: No Frills Prompt 48 (Published on Notebooking Daily on 10/19/2018, this ekphrastic prompt has you write an erasure poem from the text of the article "Why Narcissistic Parents Treat Their Children Like Babies" in Psychology Today).

Something New: Three Things (include these three things in a piece): Oatmeal, Flu, Baja California

Something Borrowed: Dorianne Laux | Rattlecast #44 (The Prompt: With your eyes closed, open any book to a random page. Make the title of your poem the first word you see.).

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 which includes a blue Camaro (or El Camino), and a blue Easter Egg.


If you'd like some background music to write to, try the Masaru Imada trio album "Green Caterpillar"