True North – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: True North
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #132 – Draconian
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 103 words

Josiah’s heavy heart pounded, consuming his senses, as they lowered the ornate casket. Heated arguments regarding the family business, scarred their relationship. Now every decision rested on his shoulders.

No one would stop him from testing his postulate that self-restraint and a strong moral compass would produce more profitable results than his father’s strictly enforced, draconian laws.

His instinct told him he was right, but he risked everything. He touched the golden compass in his pocket. It was both a gift and a burden, that whispered years of quiet wisdom. Clutching it in his fist, he would let it guide his way forward.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Homecomings – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Homecomings
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #131 – Liminal
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 57 words

As the golden hour approached, Dillan rushed towards the shore. He breathed easier when he spied the familiar liminal creatures as they slipped between the cosmos, the sea, and the isthmus. Selkies, mermaids, and undine greeted him.

“Hi, Mom,” he called.

Perched on jagged rocks, amid crashing waves, one mermaid turned. Seeing him, she smiled and waved.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

The Boiler Room Cafe – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: The Boiler Room Cafe
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #130 – Ineffable
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 70 words

Salinger’s heart thudded in anticipation as he entered the famous Boiler Room Cafe. Roman couldn’t have recommended the place more highly. Posing as an organic coffee bar serving farm to table tidbits by day, it morphed into a grungy, hipster gin joint after hours. The skinny-jean, hipper-than-thou crowd sported man buns and ironic facial hair. The place reeked of an ineffable and hopelessly unattainable coolness. Salinger knew he was home.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Running into the Sun – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Running into the Sun
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #129 – Twilight
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 44 words

asphalt way under cloudy sky during golden hour

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My train rushes the setting sun, intent on outrunning the impending twilight. Sorbet clouds swirl across the sky. Blood-orange and tangerine confections engaged in a futile battle with eternal night’s black velvet fist.

Icy tendrils clutch my heart and I swear to keep running.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

Accepting Fate – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Accepting Fate
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #127 – Replace
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 89 words

The letter cut my hand as if it were a honed knife. The building was a riot of odd angles, incongruent lines, and an entrance door that dared me to open it. It was newer, probably installed to replace an ancient, rotting artifact destroyed by countless floods and untold neglect.

No mail slot, not even a crevice existed where I could deposit the message and flee with my mission accomplished. I should have guessed it wouldn’t be easy. With a trembling, blood-soaked fist, I knocked, and accepted my fate.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

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Winter Storm – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Winter Storm
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #126 – Haven
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 32 words

The day grew wild, and the sea pummeled the rocky coast. On the misty horizon, a ship floundered, seeking safe harbor. The keeper scurried, storm-driven to his haven and the sailor’s salvation.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

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Less Than Expected – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Less Than Expected
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #125 – Ultimatum
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 62 words

Teresa lived in happiness, cultivated friends and fun until her father issued his ultimatum.

Straighten up, fly right, life is a serious business, he said. Walk the narrow path, focus on your goals, success lies in reaching your destination.

She complied, eliminating distractions until she sat alone, heartbroken in her hollow golden paradise and wept for the life, she might have known.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

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Delicate Balance – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Delicate Balance
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt #123 – Delicate
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 106 words.

My soul cried, devoid of meaning, lacking joy. The city droned with an insistency I could no longer hear, while my failed dreams echoed through my skull.

By some miracle, I discovered the nymph clinging to a single swaying reed. My entire focus centered on the green darner while his concentration was the process of his metamorphosis and shedding the shell of his naiad existence.

He breathed life into his new form. He waited patiently, as delicate latticed appendages unfurled. Opaque wings lightened, expanded, reaching for a vision of beauty that lay hidden deep inside.

Hours later he launched his maiden flight, and my world changed.

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Jo Hawk The Writer

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