Writing Prompt: Something Adorable

There are times when my writing seems to dwell upon serious themes. At a writing group session a couple of months back, we worked through several prompts together. There is the option to share your work if you are comfortable to do so, and I did although I was aware that the pieces were darker than usual. At the end of my second piece I’d scrawled “One of these days I’ll write something cheerful”.

The very next prompt was a short challenge to write about something adorable, something as cute as a button. This is what I came up with.

Little girls in fairy costumes,

waving magic wands

Dark green leaves of maiden ferns

delicate, curling fronds

Laughter swirling on the breeze

the wonderful sound of joy

Bright brown eyes of my Buster boy

as he spots a favourite toy.

Do you find your writing tends to find an emotional rut, and if so how do you get out of it?

[Photo: pottery dog amidst ferns at the Driving Creek Railway, Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand]

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4 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: Something Adorable

  1. I really like your poem. It is an adorable vision that makes me smile.

    I try to vary my writing from poetry to essays, light to serious, and introspective to simple stories. For me, the whole point of writing is to express how I feel, and that varies with the events in my life. Sometimes, all I feel like writing is recipes.

    • Thanks, Gail, and I really like the way you mix up your writing styles. What a great way to keep your writing fresh, and it accommodates those times when all you feel like doing is something more simple 😊

    • Thanks, Ann – good to know other people find this a challenge too! Writing in a different style can help to short circuit into another writing frame of mind 😊

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