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April 30, 2021

FREE WRITING

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A warm morning, 
touch the corpse. 
So here is the challenge: write a six-word poem in which you describe spring in a way that would make your reader uncomfortable. It can be grotesque, haunting, eerily beautiful, sad, depressing, blunt, horrifying... you get the jist.

After a week or so, I'll choose some of the ones I think fit together into a longer poem! - You can opt into this portion. Itotally understand if you don't want me messing with your work:)     

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13 Comments
  • journal.scribbles

    I doubt this will fit together with the others but here you go: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/232258/version/492424
    Nice prompt and I love your poem! The fact that the morning was warm made me think of the corpse's flesh rotting for some reason... okey that sounds weirder typed out than it did in my head XD


    3 months ago
  • Nyla

    Ewwwww, this was so ... vivid.
    Like it was really good! Just definitely freaked me out a bit (kind of criminal mindsy mood haha)
    Hmm, off the top of my head maybe something like
    "The breeze
    r a t t l e s
    branches,
    no:
    bones."
    Idk if the formatting makes sense on that as I do need to head to sleep right now but hopefully you get kind of what I meant? XD


    3 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    Flowers bloom, it's
    not nectar inside.

    wow great prompt idea and congrats on best peer review!


    3 months ago
  • sunshinetea

    Re: OMGAH SORRY I DONT THINK I SAW UR COMMENNNTTTT
    but yeah thats rlly cool! I make ice cream in a bag in the summer with my family hahah


    3 months ago
  • Reanimated

    here u go friend
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/231903/version/491628


    3 months ago
  • The Ravenclaw Dragon

    This is a cool idea. Could I opt into the portion? Here's my "poem":
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/231829/version/491375


    3 months ago
  • serein

    This is genius, and your poem definitely made me feel uncomfortable. I might try this later!!


    3 months ago
  • Busssy.Beee

    freshly-picked bouquet,
    of nature's poison.

    ah! this is such a cool idea! im not the greatest at creating eerie sort of feels, nonetheless the prompt is amazing.


    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    re: lol thanks :) hope you're having a great day!!


    3 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    despicable triumphs;
    even winter must fall.

    (i love this!!!)


    3 months ago
  • agathokakological

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/231779/version/491244 here's the poem!


    3 months ago
  • agathokakological

    whoa, I'm going to try this now. this is brilliant!


    3 months ago
  • Jj101

    Wow... yeah I’m a little bit uncomfortable now. But great prompt!! I might try it :)


    3 months ago