Eerie Encounter – Weekend Writing Prompt — Eerie

Outline of a woman's face on a wood board
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

Title:  Eerie Encounter

Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 210 — Eerie Encounter

Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 24 words

__________________________________________

Danger stalked her to ancient forgotten places. She passed through the wall. I gasped. She turned, confronted me, then faded into a vague memory.

__________________________________________

Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

Called – Weekend Writing Prompt

Crowded highways gave way to rural roads, and she walked onward. Roads became dirt trails, and then a narrow path nobody followed. The vista beckoned, and she walked onward.

__________________________________________

Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

 

Title:  Called

Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 200 — Vista

Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 29 words

Perspective – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title:  Perspective

Source: Weekend Writing Prompt # 195 — Gargantuan

Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 96 words

________________________________________

“It’s too much.” My words floated between us and wrenched the remaining oxygen from my lungs. The acrid taste of anger lingered on my tongue, and I sunk deeper into grandpa’s wooden kitchen chair.

He patted my knee, crooked his finger, and I followed. He led me to a magical land where massive tree trunks, 100 feet in circumference, supported treetops that played among the clouds.

“Sequoiadendron giganteum,” he whispered. “They have lived here since prehistoric time, and these are three thousand years old.”

I contemplated everything the trees had seen, and my gargantuan problems disappeared.

________________________________________

Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

The Lay of the Land – Weekend Writing Prompt

Photo by Dieter de Vroomen on Unsplash

Title:  The Lay of the Land

Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 166 – Hinterland

Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 87 words

________________________________________

The story repeats in predictable fashion. A hopeful soul blazes through the pristine wilderness, searching for his breakthrough discovery. With luck, his reward is exotic birds, diverse species of rare orchids, and unique animals. Excited, he shares the wonder.

Tiny frontier towns sprout in the hinterland to provide the curious with accommodations while they conduct their research. A steady stream marks the beginning of an erosion that culminates in a deluge. In time, they conserve the endangered and priceless treasures in an isolated park of utopian hell.

________________________________________

Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

Undercurrents – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title:  Undercurrents
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 167 – Nuance
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 52 words.

landscape photo of water wood fence

Photo by Tom van Hoogstraten on Unsplash

Our boat perched upon the quiet, mist-shrouded lake.

“Don’t expect to feel the colors, to see nuance,” the ancient fisherman’s surreal voice matched the monochrome scene.

“Sunrise fractures innocence. Only then will you appreciate the beauty we’ve lost.”

__________________________________________

Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

Silver Linings – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title:  Silver Linings
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 159 – Intrepid
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 52 words.

Airstream Travel Trailer on a Mountainside with Big Sky

Photo by Airstream Inc. on Unsplash

A derelict Airstream sat on the family’s vacation property. Tyler’s grandmother peeled apart pages of a fragile photo album, each image prompting stories of grand adventures shared with friends and loved ones.

Inspired, the intrepid Tyler devised a plan. Grandmother’s memory guided the trailer’s restoration and the promise of a remarkable life.

__________________________________________

Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

Channeling Prometheus – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title:  Channeling Prometheus
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 158 – Downpour
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 88 words.

black and white photo of clouds above mountain thunderhead

Photo by Martin Vysoudil on Unsplash

Threats sometimes backfire.

You’d expect me to hide from a formidable opponent, but my soul is hard-wired for defiance and committed to protecting those who cannot defend themselves. Black cumulonimbus clouds rise forty thousand feet in the air to provide Cyclops with his anvil. His forge is the birthplace of lightning, tornados, and hailstorms.

Plunged into darkness, frightened souls huddle. Sobbing like small children, they pray and beg for forgiveness. Despite deafening thunder, eye-searing lightning, and a pounding heart, I step into the downpour with my fiery purpose.

__________________________________________

Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

 

Memory Lane – Weekend Writing Prompt

Title: Memory Lane
Source:  Weekend Writing Prompt # 156 – Home
Objective: Write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 114 words

snow covered house on gray lake with lights on in the window

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash

The night’s darkness hid his destination until he arrived. He didn’t feel nostalgia, hope, or even curiosity. He’d burned those bridges years ago. The freak spring snowstorm stirred forgotten habits, guided his car to a faraway country he could no longer call home.

Black snowfall accumulated. Cold hardened him, and he waited.

A light punched back grey edges of a lonely dawn, a harbinger of her brighter day.

A man moved through the house toward the kitchen. He pulled filters from the drawer, measured coffee, and retrieved her favorite mug nestled in the cabinet next to the sink.

Bitter regret stained his face as he started his car, resigned to being the one departed.

__________________________________________

Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer