WRITER’S LINK: “The Stranger”

Hello Islanders!

It’s Tuesday, 12:01 AM on the U.S. east coast. Here is the post to which you can submit your links in the comments section to your piece posted on your blog. Remember, only post the link to your work here — as a ‘comment’, and please make certain your link is accurate.

If you’re new, welcome ashore! The details of ‘How To Come Ashore’ are posted in the sidebar. If you’ve returned, a warm welcome back! Writers Island belongs to us all. Please feel free to let us all know what you want and need on the island to make it an enjoyable and nurturing experience. We all love to hear your suggestions — and each are considered.

It’s a cool evening, so we built a beach fire. Seems a perfect atmosphere to share your poem, prose, short story, essay, or commentary about “The Stranger” — whether it’s a tale of wonder, mystery, suspense, love, enlightenment… whatever you’ve created, even it its not about a stranger.

So, everyone find yourself a comfortable place in the firelight. There is food and drink for everyone — the kind that nourishes your spirit. Then later, stroll the beach and share your thoughts with your fellow islanders.

The new season is upon the island, and it looks beautiful! The breezes are gentle, and the fire is warming… so please, relax, express yourself, and let the breezes carry your words.

SHARE — fellow islanders! ๐Ÿ˜‰

NOTE: take a peek at the notice about the ‘Poetry Wave’ you’ll find at the top of the right sidebar. Please check it out and share your reactions. Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜‰



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84 responses to “WRITER’S LINK: “The Stranger”

  1. Back again with another poem. This one with a political bent. Thanks!


  2. For the first time I forgot about posting link here ๐Ÿ™‚
    just for about 15 min ๐Ÿ˜€

    Here it is for this week


  3. I dug into the archives for this one. This is from the way-back machine, #64 out of the 250 i have right now. but i felt it was very fitting to this particular prompt. its in sonnet form, syllable restrictions and everything. Hope you enjoy it.

    A Blind Fleeting Passion

  4. Not everyone’s notion of The Stranger, I know, but there’s room on the Island for all of us!


  5. well it is 11:57 pm pacific… and here is mine….. gotta love this island time….


  6. Dan

    The sunrises on the Island are spectacular!! Something a bit different,

  7. You never know when you’ll meet a stranger

  8. uplatette

    here you go
    i am loving these prompts

  9. The Stranger

    Here ya go! I’ll be seeing you on the beach later….

  10. UL

    This is such a perfect topic to write stories on, if only I had the time. No such luck! So this will have to do from my end for this week. Hope to stop by and read everyone’s –


  11. Hi eveyrone — here’s an excerpt from a larger short story.


    I’ll reading everyone’s posts after work — I can’t wait to see how we interpreted this one.

  12. Here is my find of the week. A very powerful poem by an upcoming writer; Kevin A. Gonzรกlez. I really connected to this one and had to stop reading a few times and come back to it. Sometimes strangers are the people you live with.


  13. It’s a rainy day in Georgia, a good time to read!


    Happy Tuesday.


  14. I was up until 11:37, but fell asleep before the 12:01 witching hour! Here’s mine
    With friends like these

  15. just a note…thegirlwho is not a stranger, just an old blog not yet deleted. It’s me jillypoet

  16. Oh. thegirlwho, my alter blog is in wordpress and has never posted here before so it’s being moderated first. Ah-ha. So you all will think I’m nuts. Well, a poet is allowed…

  17. I am here. Click here to see Halley’s Comet.

  18. Aloha!

    My heart goes out to friends and strangers affected by the fires in Southern California.

    My post is a prose poem this week: stoney moss: …deb on Strangers, for Writers Island

  19. writersisland

    Jillypoet –

    We’re all a bit zany here on the island. It’s the tropical ocean air… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. I also wanted to point you to the NewsHour podcast if you didn’t see their report on poietry publishing last night. I have links to the NewsHour and some (most) of the folks on the show here:

    stoney moss: Northwest Poetry on the NewsHour Tonight: Fit to Print: The Business of Poetry and Small Presses

  21. Hello All! I found the prompt this week very difficult, but trust the Boston T to bring out something. Here’s “Stranger on a Train.”


  22. This is one I wrote back in July, but the subject matter seemed to fit so well. Sometimes we can become strangers to ourselves.


  23. HEllo fellow writers my observation on STranger is up and ready for viewing


  24. Yes, I know it doesn’t follow the prompt, but here’s the poem I wrote anyway:



  25. Here’s my link. Thanx for letting me post it. http://littleartroom.blogspot.com

  26. http://beadfluff.blogspot.com/2007/10/writers-island-tuesday-stranger-cross.html and we’ll see if that works, If not go to http://beadfluff.blogspot.com for Tuesday October 23, 2007 and that should get you there.

  27. http://quietaboutalotofthings.blogspot.com/2007/10/perfect-strangers.html

    I’ll read tonight..promise…Quite a good growth pattern you’ve got goin! Congrats!

  28. Ron

    Here’s an older one I thought fit this prompt:

    The Stranger

  29. beloved49

    Hi fellow Islanders..late yet again but so happy to be here.

    my poem

    hope you like it…


  30. beloved49

    Sorry that is my gmail name.
    love-Beloved Dreamer

  31. It seems I was adrift for a while, but I’ve found my way back to the island at last.
    Here’s a short bit about a stranger I once came upon:

  32. Buck and Carol’s Trailer Court…Strangers Welcome! I would hate to tell you how much of this is true. The names have been changed to protect the dearly departed.


  33. LittleWing

    wow…great stuff this week…thanks for being so welcoming to a newcomer..appreciate all your comments and enjoy visiting the other writers….this stranger…he is so…but yet we are so intimate…


  34. A little late on the joining here today, but here’s mine:


  35. My original idea took a turn after downloading a new photo.

  36. Jilly and WI: “so you all will think I’m nuts” and “It’s the tropical ocean air…”–Yeah, all this salt has pickled (but preserved) our brains.

  37. my first visit here at the island, and i’m looking forward to more great challenges in the future! here is my take on THE STRANGER.

  38. I am having so much fun! I love the prompts! It is great to read what everyone else writes! The Stranger is becoming a longer story for me! ha HA !

    The Stranger

  39. Well, I started out trying to follow the prompt, but something else shouldered it out of the way: As the Drylands Burn, about the fires here in California.

    My area is safe (though we’re all breathing the smoke), but my heart hurts for those who have lost their homes.

  40. Jo

    well, I’m not happy about it myself (lesson learned: lack of time> don’t write!), but I posted it anyway… :


  41. http://lostluna.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/hope-and-the-stranger/

    This is my first response to this great blog.
    Hope you like it! I don’t know where it came from , it was just my mind’s response to the words “the stranger”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Took a sick leave day yesterday…no writing…so I’m a day late…


  43. gimmeadream

    I’m new to all this, so please forgive the clumsiness!


  44. writersisland

    Islanders –

    Let’s all welcome the following newcomers* who posted for the first time on Writers Island. Stop by and say hello to these, our newest islanders. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jade Ice @ Lost Luna
    Greggo @ Greggo Anonymous
    Lizalee @ Liza Lee Miller
    Sara @ She Write Poetry
    Brian @ Brief Poems
    Wynn @ Gimme A Dream

    *I determine who has not posted before by whose comments I had to moderate for the first (and only) time to give them access to the island. If you are not new, or if I missed someone who was new — I apologize for my mistake.

  45. Ps

    This is a true story (with photos too!) Here it is.


  46. writersisland

    Islanders –

    Wanted to welcome one more first-time visitor to our shores. Let’s all welcome Revathi @ Here It Is.

    A very good turnout this week. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves! Look forward to seeing you all next week… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  47. tinkerart

    Oops! Wrong post – sorry!

  48. I know it is too late to be read by anyone, but I had started it just after arriving in Florida, and found time to finish it today. I posted on my other site.


  49. Pingback: Tumbled Words

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