Prompt & Link: “Magic”


NOTE: We enjoyed the largest response in quite a few weeks to last week’s prompt — so I’m going to stay with the new changes here on Writer’s Island, which had been suggested by a number of Islanders. It does seem to be making things easier for most, if not all. Please read the new simpler procedures in the sidebar.

It’s approaching 9:00 AM Friday morning, February 1st, 2008, on the U.S. west coast — so here I am with a new Prompt!

This week’s, and the twentieth Writer’s Island prompt is: “Magic”.

Again, I’m not going to make any suggestions how you might approach this week’s prompt. I am hoping you will simply free associate with “Magic”, and let your muse take you from there. Surprise us!

What moves you this week is what we all want to read.  So, create your poem, prose, short story, essay, commentary, or whatever — and post it on your blog. Feel free to include recordings of you reading your work — and any photo, artwork, or graphic representation you feel is relevant.

When you have finished your piece, please return here to this post and place your link to your work as a comment — and as you know, just the link, not the piece.

Please realize there is no need to rush, this post will be open to receive your links for the entire week, leading up to the next prompt.

May this, and every week, bring a little magic to your life — and may your muse be kind! We can’t wait to see what you write…


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77 responses to “Prompt & Link: “Magic”

  1. Here is one. I might come up with others.

  2. I see things. I can see not-so-normal things. Can they be called unexplained magic? or dark magic of sorts? I dont know…


  3. Unlimited faces, that is the essence of: Magic.

  4. After a marvellous first week, here’s my second attempt. I’d like to thank you all for your support and comments. Much appreciated.

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  6. Here is my response for Magic! Just for once, it is not poetry! But I still hope you find it poetical!

    Smiles and Light

  7. A magic time was had by Diane and I at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire.

  8. I like this prompt. So many possibilities. Here’s my humble effort. Enjoy!

  9. This may only seem magical to other parents, but trust me–having time to oneself in in a busy household really is magical! A haiku:

  10. Are any of you REALLY that interested in my “magic” underwear?

    Do Unto Others

  11. Hello Islanders, I’m back!

    Here’s my Dawning Magic

    A few of you know the passing away of my father and my coming home to the Philippines – the reason for my absence here for quite awhile. I would like to thank everyone who dropped by my nook and left kind words that help ease my grief. I would like to share with you the piece I delivered during my father’s necrological rites as my way of saying Thank You

    I wish you all well.

    ~ Jeques

  12. Thanks! Here’s mine for this week:


  13. Strange…I’ll try again…

  14. Thanks for the prompt. Here’s mine.


  15. writersisland

    Pepek –

    I fixed your links! 🙂

  16. I’m not sure how many people will see this today with the Super Bowl on, but here’s mine:

    It’s A Kind Of Magic

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  18. Magic or Destiny? in photo and short poem. Love the prompt, but then I love them all.

  19. pepektheassassin

    WI: Thank you!

  20. Glad to see the Island is still going strong with many new inhabitants. My little bit of ‘Magic’ is here:

    Magic Moments

  21. Thanks for the magical prompt …


    Peace & love,

  22. sneaking in just under the wire……

    <a href=””ageless magic”

  23. huh???
    <a href=””ageless magic”

  24. this is one of my post which I wrote earlier. I felt it fits the Bill 🙂

  25. writersisland

    Hello gentle Islanders –

    So pleased to see you here each week, and I love you all. Just a caring nudge to remind you to please do your best to enter your link info accurately in the comments section of each prompt.

    I end up fixing a few each week, and I will always do so, I do not mind. But the fewer I have to fix, the more time I have to be creative… 😉

    With warm regards to each of you!

    Your friendly Island moderator,

  26. Here’s my contribution for this week…

    The Visitors

  27. somehow in the magic i got lost… ended up posting at the previous prompt… i shall try again…it’s monday..

  28. thanks for fixing mine rob,, in my haste i omitted > and i guess that made all the difference…….

  29. rel

    In the cold shrouded morning mist, magic dwelled within this man’s being!


  30. Here’s mine:

    I actually tackled last week’s prompt this week too. Better late than never, right?

  31. Finding ways to make a dream come true, even when we are old is truly magic.

  32. I couldn’t help myself and did a part 2 with my 2nd son!
    This prompt truly has been magical!

  33. here is my first contribution to Writers Island. I hope you enjoy

  34. Here is my contribution for this week. Late, but still under the wire.

  35. This one I just posted for another writing site, yet is very applicable to this theme. The MAGIC of finding that one person that will show you the kind of love you deserve. In this case, in the form of a man’s best friend and his owner.


  36. Hope you’re feeling better Rob! Way to go Kathy! You’re a good wife! 😀

  37. A truly different take, I wrote but a couplet but was inspired by something more, hope you will check it out:

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