Friday Freeforall: Here Comes the Weekend

07 Sep

7:36 a.m. — Atlanta

— listening to Jimmy Buffet singing Last Mango in Paris

Hello, everyone. The end of another week and yet more things to write. Here we go:

On The Poetry Mixtape Donna introduces [to those who don’t yet know her] Heather Aimee O’Neill. The poem is seemingly simple, but has a last line with a killer epiphany. As with all Saturday prompts, the new prompt will be up tomorrow, or you can wait for next Friday! Whichever, visit.

Joseph Harker gives us Reverie Thirty-five: lies, damn lies, and statistics where he wants us to play with what is real and what we shade for a poem to work: Today (despite the half-Quaker sensibility I was brought up with) we’re going to tell some tall tales, little white lies, and just the facts ma’am. For this exercise, Joseph encourages degrees of lying. The exercise is fascinating. I have notes all over a page of my notebook.

Over at The Music In It: Adele Kenny’s Poetry Blog, Adele talks about migration, as either literal, or metaphorical. This one caught me with its possibilities, which I hadn’t thought of before. I’m itching to start so much, that I am having to speak sternly to myself about finishing the post. To read all the possibilities, and to be given links to corresponding poetry, visit.

At The Sunday Whirl, Brenda and the Wordlers give us a second set of words. Visit to see the wordle and to read what others have done.

At Carry On Tuesday,  Keith gives us what he says might be the most used first line ever. Check it out.

It is time for Limerick-off Mondays. Go to Mad Kane’s Humor Blog. Look around while you are there. She calls it a humour blog for a reason. Go for the laugh. It’s healthy. It doesn’t much matter if you don’t want to write a limerick; reading them brightens a day. Fact.

Visit Magpie Tales for our first image prompt, a painting by Albert Bloch. This one requires a long look over, not that it’s difficult, but because the more you look, the more you will see. This one pays to study.

Peggy, at Poetry Jam, talks about personal challenges. Visit to see what she says about what is and isn’t a personal challenge.

Visit Elizabeth’s new venture, Musical Notes. The new song will go up every Tuesday. This one is fun to play and tinker with, not only because the inspiration is a song, but because the response must be done in 15 words. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Show up next Tuesday!

Wonder Wednesday gives us a photograph of a grandmother clock. Visit to see what Carolisle says about time and her suggestions for writing.

Over at imaginary garden with real toads, Kerry’s Wednesday Challenge gives us the topic of internal monologues. Head over to read what she says. Wander through the gardens. Go play with the toads.

We Write Poems asks If you could go back in time Go on over to read the rest of the prompt. You know you need to find out what.

Visit dVerse to read what Meeting the Bar offers us. Victoria takes on symbolism, something some of us play with, and some of us would like to try. Go on over to read what she says. Stay awhile; it’s such a friendly place.

Patricia K. Lichen, Author, in her Weekend Haiku & Limericks  has at least one article, and one photograph to use as prompts for a haiku, or a limerick. This week we have nudibrachs, a word whose sound always makes me smile. If I giggled I would. Check them out. Patricia’s site has the feel of walking on a beach, or through a forest. A comforting feel to it.

Flash fiction fans: I’m going to give you the link to the general site of Flashy Fiction, rather than always giving you Friday, as you might come to the site on a different day, thus be offered a different image. Pot luck.

If that is not enough, look straight up, at the top of the blog and you will see a new tab: Freeforall: Even More Prompt Sites.

If you have questions, ask. If you write in response to any of these, the people whose blogs you visit would love to read your responses. So, post!

Your Serendipity @ Thursday Thoughts is if you have something you want announced: publication of your work [because you are shy about saying anything on your blog, or because you need us to buy your book!], an article you think we will enjoy, or find interesting, a writing contest, a workshop… anything to do with writing, really, send it along. If it is time sensitive, be sure and tell me. You can give me your announcements either in the comments section, or email me:

The other use for Thursdays is to discuss an aspect of writing that you want to discuss, or know about. Send topics, or questions!

I shall see you next Tuesday for a prompt on truth and memory; next Thursday for a serendipity of whatever; and next Friday for the Roundup.

Happy writing, everyone.


Posted by on 07/09/2012 in exercises, poetry, writing


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4 responses to “Friday Freeforall: Here Comes the Weekend

  1. val dering rojas

    07/09/2012 at 8:58 pm

    So many prompts, so little time. 🙂

  2. carolisle

    08/09/2012 at 12:58 pm

    I guess I’ll just pick one and go for it. Maybe though a dart at the page so many choices. thanks as always 🙂

    • margo roby

      08/09/2012 at 2:54 pm

      That might be fun, Carolisle. Close your eyes. Stab a finger at the screen. Only rule: you have to try the one you land on!


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