Flipped limerick challenge
We all know limericks. Light, funny, sometimes dirty, AABBA. Time to flip them. Can you express your best serious, dark, or twisted idea while keeping true to the limerick form? Let's take the whimsy out of whimsical!
give me a glimpse into your twisted mind
let's get honest with eachother. write a micropoem (a very short poem) about one or more of your raw thoughts. don't be scared; i'm all twisted up too. oh! and HEY! twisted doesn't have to mean ugly, u know?
I thought it would be fun to write limericks for my friends about funny memories we share... but then I thought it would be even more fun to extend the challenge to the rest of you guys :) Just write a limerick about a funny memory you have, and tag me in the comments so I can read them. Looking forward to your entries! "A limerick is a humorous poem consisting of 5 lines. The first, second, and fifth lines have 7-10 syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines should only have 5-7 syllables; they too must rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm."
Winter is inching closer and closer, though it may not officially be winter the weather would make you think it is. Write a micro-poem of what winter is to you. It does not have to be a literal meaning, it could be of memories or feelings you associate with winter or how you depict the season. 15-20 words
Peter Mayhew, the man who portrayed Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has sadly passed away. In his honor, write a poem about everyone's favorite Wookie (that's the name of Chewbacca's species in case anyone didn't realize it) and dedicate it in Mayhew's memory.
Rest in peace, Peter Mayhew. May the force be with him and his family and friends.
For my very first Prose challenge, I would like you to recreate a simple, fleeting moment that moved you or touched you in some way, whether it be be a life-changing event or a simple realization. tag me in the comments @ubiquitous .
___ and ___ sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G...
Yeah you’ve heard this old playground song before, and maybe sang it yourself one point in your life. “___ and ___ sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G. First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes baby in the baby carriage.” Now it’s your turn to put a new twist on it. Make up whatever names you want--or pair up two different people or characters together--and write out the rest of the rhyme. The final two verses, “First comes love, then comes marriage. Then comes baby in the baby carriage”, should be your own original rhyme for it. Make up whatever you want for the two final verses. I understand some might take it a bit further by using two Prosers to fill out the pairings, but to avoid any unwanted teasing or insults, if you want to use two Prosers please be respectful and ask them first it see if it is okay by them. If they’re not okay with it, respect their wishes and move on to something else. Extra spacing for any hashtags you wish to include.
This time around, write two completely different couplets, but at the same time, you will be casting your vote for who you feel should be Poet of the Year and Best Fiction Writer of the Year, in any genre. A couplet is two lines, so you have a lot to say in a short amount of words. In each set of couplets, place the name of the person you feel is deserving of these awards. When this is over, I will have tallied the votes and then the winner will receive a award-certificate proclaiming them the Best Poet and Best Fiction Writer in Prose for 2018.
Tag anyone you wish except for the two you write about ... I thank you in advance for entering and also taking part in recognizing those you feel deserve this deserving accolade ... If you are unsure how this works ... I'll start it off, you can go here: https://theprose.com/post/239263/my-choices ... let's do this, people! ... and don't forget to tag me in the comment section ... @Danceinsilence
This is a challenge that doesn't start for you until after 12 noon on any given day ... I call this the Blackjack Challenge. See description and don't forget to tag me in the comment section of your post ... @Danceinsilence
The challenge is to write a piece with 21 words, "including the title". I call it the Blackjack Challenge. All you have to do is write about the first thing you see after 12 noon on any given day (hyphenated words will count as one word).. I have allotted for only 20 words max as this never counts the title. Even I will wait until after noon before posting. (Prose or poetry, matters not.) Have fun with this!
Write a true micro-poem ... see specific details ... this is a think-piece.
According to Wikipedia, the more recent popularity of "micro-poetry" to describe poems of 140 characters in length or shorter appears to stem from a separate coinage, as a portmanteau of "microblogging" and "poetry". Hence this is the challenge, counting spaces, commas, periods and letters. Write a micro-poem no longer than 140 characters. (This does not include the title). It should not be any longer than 30 words maximum (though I have allowed for two additional words if needed.) but it should fall within the range of no more than 140 characters. It can be on any topic/subject. (I will be counting and spaces count as a character). Don’t forget to tag me in the comment section … @Danceinsilence.
Here’s a fun challenge. Write an acrostic stanza. Six words per line, and five lines spelling out ‘SHARK’. That makes 30 words total. The topic of your acrostic stanza can be about anything you can write up, but it must be able to spell out the word ‘SHARK’. The following rhyme of your poem should also be AABBA. I’ll leave a few spaces for a few extra words for any hashtags you wish to include in your write.
Prompt says it all. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to message me and ask. Tag me too!
Imagist/Minimalist poetry awakens our senses.
I invite you to write a short poem, using as few words as possible to describe a smell, a sound, or a taste. William Carlos Williams’ Red Wheelbarrow is a good example.
Write a short love poem. The catch is that the first sentence must have seven words, and the following sentences should countdown until you have only one word for the last sentence. Basically 7 words, then 6, then 5, etc.
Love comes in numbers.