I love playing with words, so, writing challenges are pretty fun for me. I also pretty much live life online and through my phone. Yep, despite being nearly 50, I’m 2/3 of the way to living la vida millennial. So, when I came across the lettrs app (yes, that’s the correct spelling and they also have a website.), I entered my little wordy nerdy nirvana filled with others who are compelled to write as much as my own compulsion drives me to write.
The bonuses are that a) they’re from all over the world: UK, Netherlands, India, to name a few and b) they are artists of all kinds: photography, painting, digital art, and more. There are many different prompts and challenges presented by fellow users, as well as the lettrs staff. So, there are many different options: haiku, photo stories, movies, current events, even sports (if you’re into that kind of thing *wink*).
My first full week inspired and challenged to the point that I created 11 new poems. Two were paired with prompt images. Here’s a gallery of what I did.
Today, I have two options for you. There’s the Skylark Challenge, which will be regularly featured, and a haiku challenge. Don’t worry, if you don’t like wordplay, I have an idea for you, too.
First, The Skylark Challenge, as presented by Lady Skylark – Becca🐦
THIS WEEK’S PROMPTS (use ALL 4 words).
*Use of the photo, is OPTIONAL this week. 🤓
I tend to write poetically or with short prose. I’m not really a flash fiction storyteller. However, you can write anything in any form, as long as it somehow contains those four words.
However, IF you prefer the structure and brevity of haiku, there is also a challenge by a different lettr writer: Janine G.
“You can use as many words as you want/need, as long as you fill the correct syllable count to do so (5:7:5).
The world is crumbling
_____________________________ (7 syllables)
_____________________________ (5 syllables)
Example: Her original haiku as posted 04/10/2017
The world is crumbling
Tragedy in our newsprint
Almost ev’ry day. JD”
Now, for those who aren’t into writing to prompts, or creative writing – which is absolutely fine, we all have our strengths and our preferences – would you create a piece of art or take a photograph of one thing that put a smile on your face this week?
Maybe a song? I haven’t heard this song in a long time and while it isn’t exactly a “happy” song, it put a smile on my face and a bounce in my step:
One Republic, Counting Stars
If you have a blog, please create a post about whichever prompt you used and link back to this one. Then leave me a comment so I can go see what you came up with.
I look forward to seeing what makes you smile!