Hello Islanders! Given this is a time of year for many, including myself, to join with family in celebration of the season – this post will serve as the ‘prompt’ for this week and next week. It will also serve as the ‘writer’s link’, so you can post your link here as soon as your piece is complete.
This is December 22nd, the day of Solstice. Owing to the size and atmosphere of our earth, and its remarkable symbiotic relationship with the sun, it is the Winter Solstice in northern hemisphere, and the Summer Solstice in southern hemisphere.
Reflecting on this fascinating and fragile balance, sparked for me, what I feel, is a most appropriate prompt: “Earth“. I am hoping we will all use this extended 2-week period to write a truly inspired and special piece specifically for this prompt.
Tell us your feelings about this island earth, as it hurtles through space and time. What does it mean to you – how does it resonate with your being? Is it in immanent danger right now? If yes, are we too late to save it? Is all the concern just unjustified paranoia? How mysteriously awesome are the wonders of this planet? Does man have true dominion over earth, or are we quite out of step and balance with Gaia — our mother earth?
What/how has earth endured through the millenniums? Is our earth large or small? Can earth truly be ‘owned’? Is it the only planet to actively support life at this time? What is its significance in light of the plethora of solar systems believed to exist? Maybe you have a poetic vision of earth, of its peoples, of its history, of its future? Maybe a short story will be inspired?
Whatever moves you, please take your time in creating your piece for this prompt. Let’s knock it out of the park!
As soon as you are ready, post your link here to your piece posted on your blog. Remember, post only the link to your work here — not the piece itself… and please make certain your link is accurate.
If you’re new, welcome ashore! More details of ‘How To Be An Islander’ are posted in the sidebar. If you’ve returned, a warm welcome back!
No matter your persuasion, I wish each of you a very happy and safe holiday season — and all the very best for an exceptional new year. The next new prompt will appear here on Saturday, January 5th, 2008, at 12:01 AM U.S. East Coast Time. Until then, have a wonderful time — and may your muse be with you, and your writing inspired! 😉