Daily Prompt 3: Flat Bike Tire

 Daily Prompt 3: Flat Bike Tire

For today's piece, write a poem or piece of prose which centers on a flat bike tire. It could happen mid-journey, it could be a metaphor for lost opportunities or it could be whatever you want. But grab onto the idea of a what a flat bike tire could stop, cause, represent etc. Go for it!


Daily Prompt 2: Three Things 1

 New Series, new set of numbers. I have tons of Three Things Prompts on the blog, and the concept is simple, take the following 3 things, and write a piece which makes them integral to the narrative or meaning of the poem. 

My best tip: Find a solid connection or way you can connect two of the things, develop that a little in your brain, then find a place that the third object might intersect with that original connection. Think of it like the first connection is a line between the two words. The third word will connect somewhere along that line of narrative or development of idea, making a shape kinda like an F without the top horizontal line. Then your job is to turn that set of perpendicular lines into a triangle by connecting the new 'thing' to each individual thing at the beginning or the end of the piece so it helps either the setup or the payoff (or both)

Three Things:

A Basketball
A Pond


Daily Prompt 1: Four Steps Blue

 For today's prompt, you will eventually write a piece of poetry or prose which includes at least five things (objects, places, people, animals) that are traditionally blue, but we're going to do this in steps. 

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Step One: Before you get really started, think of either a basic plot, or an observation or 'point' you can make in your poem. Don't write anything down, just get something rough quickly, something basic which you'll build on. write it down in just 1-2 sentences. Don't spend too much time on this, but as you're completing the other tasks be thinking about how you can extend that plot or build toward your observation.

Step Two: Brainstorm a list of 5-10 things which are blue. Once you have your list, look over this list and add on at least 3 more to your list of blue things.

Step Three: Now write three sets of three similes which use three of those things from your list. Avoid the easy, write similes which are strange or surprising. Maybe even nonsensical or silly (maybe do a couple extra if you're leaning absurd). Keep in mind your basic premise or observation, but don't seek to connect things yet.

Step Four: Now you've thought about your concept, you have some potential similes, you have a list of many objects, animals or places you can use, it's time to write  your piece. Use at least two of your similes in your final piece of writing.