Category Archives: Weekend Writing Prompt

Fade… 17 Words

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“Hey, what’s that Stone’s song, Fade Away or Fade to Black?”

Not Fade Away, fool.”

“Oh, thanks.”

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Want to take part in the WEEKEND WRITING PROMPT? Write a story or poem with just 17 words, no more no less, and send it to Sammi Cox.

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I thought of my daughter Ashley, who is a huge Stones fan, when I saw this prompt. She can sing every song. You can pretend I speak the first line and she says the second.

 

This is a clip from the Mike Douglas Show in 1964. It’s hilarious and you do get to see them do Not Fade Away, kind of.

 

And, if you like Not Fade Away… have you heard Buddy Holly do it?

And… Jerry would be pissed if I left out the Dead!

Then, there’s Stevie Nicks.

And I saved the best for last… Austin City Limits… 20 musicians tearing a new one. Wait till you see who they are… I didn’t know Sheryl Crow played the harmonica… 11 guitars.

Tune… 10 Words

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The piano’s in big trouble… Little Sally changed its tune.

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Want to take part in the WEEKEND WRITING PROMPT? Write a story or poem with just 10 words, no more no less, and send it to Sammi Cox.

Continuity… 35 Words

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“Hey, what’s continuity mean?”
“I dunno, why?”
“Crossword clue, four letters.”
“You got any?”
“Yeah, starts with a eff.”
“Lemme see. Okay, forty-nine down’s below, so it ends with a doubleyou.”
“Flew?”
“Nah.”
“Screw it.”

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Want to take part in the WEEKEND WRITING PROMPT? Write a story or poem with just 35 words, no more no less, and send it to Sammi Cox.

Muddle… 16 Words

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Oh for God’s sake, Susan!!! That’s what I was going to do with the word ‘muddle’!

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What happens when one of your favorite writers steals your idea? Just post her story on your blog, that’s what! You can see ‘Muddled to Perfection’ and her other stories and poems here… The Abject Muse

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Epoch… 27 Words

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The writer desperately struggled to write. The word he was supposed to use was Epoch. Unfortunately Little Sally had never heard of that word.

So, no story.

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Elysian… 56 Words

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“Can’t get this song out of my head today. It’s driving me crazy.”

“What song?”

“I’ll give you a hint. Let me take you down.”

“Uh, not getting it.”

“Nothing to get hung about?”

“Why don’t you sing the tune and not just say the lyrics?”

“Think, elysian.”

Why didn’t you just say that? Strawberry Fields!”

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Barricade… 136 Words

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Ethel slips past the barricade, with Cheryl hot on her heels.

“Ethel! What the hell are you doing? We aren’t supposed to go in there.”

“Oh silly, you know I like to live dangerously.”

“I think I would say foolishly. And you don’t follow rules!”

Ethel, tired of discussing the matter takes off down the dark hall. “I want to see what they are doing.”

Cheryl catches up as Ethel is peeking around a corner into the lit exhibition hall. She peeks around too. People wearing white gloves are positioning artworks on the wall.

“That’s Andy Warhol. I didn’t know you were a big Warhol fan.”

“I’m not, Cheryl, but I’m a big Marilyn fan. You know that.”

“Oh yes, I remember your blonde phase.”

They didn’t hear the guard behind them.

“Look, there she is!”

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If you like Marilyn as much as Ethel and I and happen to be in Chicago, you can see ANDY WARHOL – FROM A TO B AND BACK AGAIN at The Art Institute right now. I wrote this with my friend Aggie Reilly in mind, who lives in Chicago and loves Marilyn too.

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Draconian… 103 Words

 

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“I vant to drink your blood!”
“Oh hi, Ethel. Why are you channeling your inner vampire?”
“It’s the new book for my book club.”
“I didn’t know you were in a book club.”
“I just joined.”
“Sounds like draconian reading.”
“No silly, it’s Dracula! My new favorite author is Bram Stoker. He’s from Transylvania.”
“I’m pretty sure Bram Stoker was Irish.”
“No, I meant Dracula, he’s Transylvanian. It’s very scary, Cheryl. He goes to England because they are running out blood in Transylvania.”
“I saw the movie and I don’t exactly remember it that way, he’s spreading the undead curse.”
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Aurora… 28 Words

 

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“You’ve heard of the Golden Gate Bridge?”
“Yes.”
“Meet the Aurora. Favorite spot in the Pacific Northwest.”
“Suicides?”
“230 and counting. 15 stories down.”
“Oh dear, that’s sad.”

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Not my usual fare, but this is what came to mind when I saw the prompt.

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Barter… 11 Words

“Do it my way! You think I am here to barter???”

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