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  1. kverdasmith profile image60
    kverdasmithposted 8 years ago

    I had a wonderful time at a writers group I attended recently. It occurred to me that we could share or bring something new to the table. I'd like to see a list of creative writing prompts. One I liked was being handed five words and writing using those words for 5 minutes...can we try that here?
    I'll start. Here are the five words for you to use and time yourself.
    1.thread
    2.wonder
    3.murmuring
    4.plaster
    5.cartoon

    1. wrenfrost56 profile image78
      wrenfrost56posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I did wonder what this thread might be about and although my fingers hurt a little since I removed the cartoon plaster, I wanted to reply. I have heard murmering about writers groups, but have never yet attended one. What else did you do? smile

    2. Sally's Trove profile image80
      Sally's Troveposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Informal writers' groups are wonderful for these kinds of exercises.

      A variation on your theme is something called the "lunch bag story."

      Take a brown paper bag and go around the neighborhood, the woods, the office, your home, doesn't matter where, and pick up 5 things.  They could be a stone, a piece of lint, a leaf, a discarded bottle cap, who knows what? Put these things in the bag.

      A few days later, dump the bag contents out on your work surface and start writing from association. Who knows where a bottle cap and wad of lint might go for you?

      There's a universe of thought and a million untold stories in that brown paper bag.

      Nice thread.

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image70
        TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        What a great idea, and well written! Thank you for sharing.

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    blatvaposted 8 years ago

    Do we just write about anything?  Like, a short, a poem, etc?

    1. kverdasmith profile image60
      kverdasmithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, you can be creative in you interpretation of the prompt. The words posted are random. If you write a poem of prose using those words, that is the direction I am leading. then for fun choose  an short list of words of you own for someone to do the same...it could be quite an adventure. Thanks for participating.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    The cartoon was plastered with wonder thread and that started everyone murmuring. Is that right?

    1. kverdasmith profile image60
      kverdasmithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes you have the spirit!

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    I 've been plastered for 12 years now. big_smile

  5. mikelong profile image69
    mikelongposted 8 years ago

    I woke up on the couch in my living room after an afternoon snooze and turned on the television. As opposed to my favorite soap operas I decided to watch Merry Melodies, the best collection of cartoons ever made in my opinion..but I found myself wondering why it sounded like Foghorn Leghorn was murmuring...

    I felt my left ear and realized that it was blocked up, and there was a thread running out from the middle of the obstruction...

    Someone had dipped a tampon in cement and stuck it in my earhole...

    Still can't get it out...

    1. Sue Adams profile image96
      Sue Adamsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile, big_smile

  6. The Rope profile image60
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    1.thread
    2.wonder
    3.murmuring
    4.plaster
    5.cartoon

    The room was full of murmuring as I walked in.  It caused me to wonder what the thread of conversation was all about.  I realized as I sat down that they were discussing a cartoon that was plastered on the wall.

    (hope it was okay to use a form of the word "plaster")

    1. Pearldiver profile image79
      Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hahaha.
      The room was full of murmuring as the Rope threaded its way into a conversation that involved wondering how and discussing ways to illustrate a cartoon of Lyrics being plastered for 12 years. smile

      1. The Rope profile image60
        The Ropeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        big_smilebig_smilebig_smilebig_smile:

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    RS Wightposted 8 years ago

    A day filled with fear and wonder. Winter clouds plaster the sky, dropping low over the mountains and swallowing the houses like cartoon villains.  The murmuring of distant thunder threads through the gray afternoon, a threatening reminder of the storm to come.

  8. rocky_1679 profile image59
    rocky_1679posted 8 years ago

    Jus amazing ma'am!!!

  9. TheGlassSpider profile image70
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    Here's something:


    The sun rose over the lip of the ocean, inevitable as the seasons’ slip
    She caressed restless waves murmuring their groggy “morning”s
    Then shot a thread of golden wonder out to pierce the day
    It traveled (as only the lightest light can travel) over the groaning ground,
    Through the whispering trees, racing with the morning breeze,
    And soon even through a plaster wall, where a tiny boy watched a cartoon
    The wonder-light touched him, making him sway
    And it wasn’t too long before he went out to play.

    1. The Rope profile image60
      The Ropeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How beautiful!

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image70
        TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you smile

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    RS Wightposted 8 years ago

    very nice!

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image70
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! I've always enjoyed writing exercises...I have trouble finding direction, but if someone gives me some...I can take it and run. LOL

      ETA: I think I might keep playing around with it...I'm not happy with the rhythm/scansion.

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    Deborah Sextonposted 8 years ago

    After reading the THREAD on Hubpages
    I began to WONDER why there was so much MURMURING.
    Then I realized it's because everyone wants to PLASTER each
    other to the wall in CARTOON form.

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

    2. The Rope profile image60
      The Ropeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now that's a graphic to keep in mind...ummmm "cartoon form", that could lead anywhere... big_smile:

  12. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    There was this cartoon about a golden magic thread, a tight rope between the past and the future. Henry murmured to himself: “I wonder if I can make it across, but I must”. So he began the precarious journey and when he was halfway across, he fell off and ended up with both legs in plaster. The moral is: Stay in the here and now of present moment and enjoy it.

 
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