Christine’s Daily Writing Prompt: Nightmare Flower – Elizabeth Engstrom

10-14-2019

For October, I decided to embrace the Halloween season and use titles of short stories and books discussed in the enjoyable and informative new book Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction as my Daily Writing Prompts.  These are designed to inspire you to write a poem, prose piece, or a piece of flash fiction in 30 minutes or less.

The only rule is that you use the book title as your piece title OR integrate all the words in the title into your piece somehow

If you would like to have your piece considered for publication on Brave and Reckless and/or Whisper and the Roar, email your prompt inspired pieces to me at her.red.pen.wordsmithing@gmail.com.

You can also participate on Facebook by tagging your writing with:

  • #the title of the daily theme
  • #MonsterSheWroteChallenge
  • #braveandreckless66

or on Instagram by tagging your writing with:

  • #the title of the daily theme
  • #MonsterSheWroteChallenge
  • @christabelle1966

You can also share your response pieces in the comments below the Daily Prompt.

Nightmare Flower

 

One thought on “Christine’s Daily Writing Prompt: Nightmare Flower – Elizabeth Engstrom

  1. giving it a shot…

    she arrived one night from across the country
    in need of a new beginning
    a new home, a new school, a fresh start

    embraced easily
    as her demeanor was demure an inviting

    friends came easily
    her circle expanded quickly
    like spring blooming after showers

    changes arrived
    bringing pause to all surrounding her

    roots became exposed
    they were snarled and ugly
    a nightmare flower soon to stand alone

    a lesson to be learned
    from everything that grows

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