Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge- May 1, 2018

Writing Prompt Tuesday

Christine is known for her writing prompt challenges on her blog Brave and Reckless.  She is now hosting a Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at the Go Dog Go Cafe.  The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15 minutes,  inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting.  Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support.  All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate.  Feel free to share this post on your own blogs and/or Facebook.

Christine is always looking for cool, quick writing prompts.  If you have a great idea for a future Tuesday prompt challenge, send it to her at christine.e.ray@gmail.com

Today’s prompt:  Found Poem: A Brand New Poem in Three Easy Steps

Grab a paragraph of text from a favorite book make a found poem by breaking a passage in to lines. Edit as desired.  This is an opportunity to play with line breaks, rhythym, and sound.  Have some fun!

Example (Reference text Pride and Prejudice):

It was truth



that a single man

in possession

of a good fortune,

must, of course,

be in want

of a wife.


However little


the feelings

or views

of such a man

might be on

first entering

a neighbourhood

this truth

was so well fixed

in the minds

of surrounding families,

that he was considered

rightful property

of some one

or other

of their daughters.


“My dear Mr. Bennet,”

said his lady to him

one day,

“have you heard

that Netherfield Park

is let at last?”

Mr. Bennet replied

that he had not.

“But it is,” said she;

“for Mrs. Long has just been here,

and she told me

all about it.”

Mr. Bennet made

no answer.

“Do not you want to know

who has taken it?”

cried his wife impatiently.

“You want to tell me,

and I have no objection

to hearing it.”

This was invitation



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8 thoughts on “Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge- May 1, 2018

  1. Once Upon Another Time
    《i was a pediatric oncology nurse》

    I’m standing on the edge of some.

    (Cliff!!… What?!)

    I have to do!
    I have to catch everybody!
    If they start to go.

    (Over the cliff—I mean.)

    If they’re running and they don’t look? Where they’re going, I have to.

    “Come out from somewhere!”
    …and catch them.

    That’s all I’d do.

    All day…
    I’d just be the catcher.

    In the rye… and

    *The Catcher in the Rye

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  2. The continent itself
    Perpetually wracked
    By cyclones, tornados,
    Tidal waves, floods,
    Droughts, blizzards,
    Heat waves, pests,
    Strikes, hold-ups,
    Assassinations, suicides
    A continuous fever and torment
    An eruption, a whirlpool
    I am like a man sitting
    In a lighthouse
    Below me the wild waves
    The rocks, the reefs
    The debris of shipwrecked fleets.

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  3. Poem From William Faulkner

    Some of the machinery would be left

    new pieces could always be bought

    on the installment plan

    gaunt staring motionless

    wheels rising from mounds of brick rubble

    ragged weeds with a quality

    profoundly astonishing

    gutted boilers lifting

    their rusting bodies

    unsmoking stacks

    an air of stubborn

    baffled and bemused

    upon a stumppocked scene of

    profound and peaceful desolation

    unplowed untilled

    gutting slowly into red

    choked ravines

    beneath the long quiet rain of autumn

    the galloping fury of vernal equinoxes


    long sentence of William Faulkner made into poem

    from chapter one of Light in August

    Profound that this one sentence held a whole description of

    what was occurring in his times.

    Faulkner’s world record of longest sentence in literature has

    now been surpassed.

    Liked by 1 person

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