To New Friends – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: To New Friends
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 96 – Seashore
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 59 words.
Word count: 59 words

lighthouse on a rocky seashore on a misty day

Photo by Erwan Hesry on Unsplash

Francois walked the rocky seashore daily. Passing the lighthouse, he hoped to spy the keeper. The old man was reclusive, reluctant to make new friends. Undaunted, Francois waved whenever he saw him.

Today he stood, surveying the misty gray horizon. Francois waved and smiled with delight when the old man laid his finger to the rim of his hat.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

19 thoughts on “To New Friends – Weekend Writing Prompt

  1. First, I like this poem a lot. Second, I really don’t understand challenges that given an exact word count. Is it to give you practice finding more efficient ways make your point? I feel like it ultimately impacts the writing. I could see if the challenge was 55-60 words.

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    • I am glad you liked the story Jeff. Personally, I enjoy a challenge, and attempting to tell a story within prescribed guidelines. Yes, it does force concise writing, but it also demands a concise story. No sweeping epics will be conveyed in fewer than 100 words. So both story and words have to be tailored to the constraints. Some challenges allow a range. The important thing is to use what works for you. 😊

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