A Viable Project
By Tessa Dean September 2022
Kathleen surveyed the box of seed packets she was given by her mother who runs the local greenhouse. Her mother, Kate, always gave her the packets every year and told her to do something with them. She didn’t want to make her own garden and have to do all the care of the seeds to keep them alive and thriving. So since she had no new ideas, she donated the box to the local first graders to use as a project to help them understand plants and their growth.
A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.
Weekend Writing Prompt #278: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 82 words using the word “Viable”.
The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose. You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you. The only rules are these:
- your poem / prose must contain this week’s word (see note below). The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
- the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge. No more. No less.
- A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc). If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap. Remember, this is supposed to be fun!
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