Weekend Writing Prompt — In the Spotlight

His actions put him in the spotlight
The last place he wanted to be

But he didn’t get fired
Just demoted

(Exactly 21 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “spotlight” in exactly 21 words. also for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (demoted).

Weekend Writing Prompt — Impromptu

They called me up to the stage
Asked me to say a few words
I wasn’t expecting it
I didn’t plan for it
I didn’t have any prepared remarks
It was unscripted
Ad-libbed
Completely offhand
Extemporaneous
From the hip
Totally spontaneous
My impromptu speech
Got a standing ovation

(Exactly 48 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “impromptu” in exactly 48 words. Photo credit: iStock.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Luminous

The room started to glow
When she walked through the door
She was a knockout
She was radiant
She was luminous
All eyes were on her
Mesmerized by her nakedness

(Exactly 30 words)


Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “luminous” using exactly 30 words. Photo credit: Joanie Mitchell at Pixels.com.

Weekend Writing Prompt — Provocative Questions

I have a weekly prompt called “Fandango’s Provocative Question.” I pose questions for bloggers to consider.

The dictionary definition of provocative is to cause annoyance or anger, or to arouse sexual desire or interest.

But that is not the purpose of my prompt. It’s to get the creative juices flowing and to motivate bloggers to express their opinions on thought provoking questions.

(Exactly 62 words)


This arguably self-serving post was written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “provocative,”

Weekend Writing Prompt — The Competition

Red Ants Pants Music Festival

Nobody could hold a candle to Becca when it came to yodeling. There was no possibility of her losing. At the brink of going to the nationals, all she had to do was overcome her stage fright.

She stood up on the stage and started to yodel. When she wrapped up, she was immediately declared the winner.

(Exactly 57 words)

Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “yodel” in exactly 57 words. Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nobody/wrap), The Daily Spur (possibility), Word of the Day Challenge (brink), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (stage fright).