Prompt & Link: “Rising”

9:00 AM Friday morning, March 7th, 2008, on the U.S. west coast, is quickly approaching — so… here I am with a new Prompt! This week’s, and the twenty fifth Writer’s Island prompt is: “Rising”.

As always, I don’t want to impact your reaction to this week’s prompt. What ‘comes up’ for you when you consider — “Rising”? Please share that with us!

••> This week we turn to the new movie release, ‘10,000 BC’, as the source of our third Matinee Muse prompt — “Destiny”. See if that stirs your creative juices.


The Matinee Muse prompts are now a regular weekly offering. So please enjoy! <••

Feel free to use either, or both, of this week’s prompts — or use neither if you so choose. Whatever moves your soul 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 you this week, and every week, find your muse uplifting! We can’t wait to see what you write…


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84 responses to “Prompt & Link: “Rising”

  1. pri

    had written this pretty long ago…but thought somehow it fits the topic ‘rising’ 🙂
    happy is he who rises in love isnt it?? well call me a romantic fool, but thats the first thing wch came to my mind after i saw this weeks prompt 😀
    will come up with something more later during the week…
    till then, here is the link to the long written post i was talking about—

    happy reading! 🙂

  2. Been having lots of fun this morning. A short essay and short short story for this prompt:


    i think im destined to be a chemical engineer. see how i decided to be one. lol

  4. The first thing that came to mind when I read the word “Rising” was Maya Angelou’s poem, Still I Rise. If you are not familiar with her works or this poem, please link:

    Still I Rise.

    I will post later on my own interpretation of Rising, but for now, enjoy the fruits of one of the best…..

  5. I seek for ears and hearts to listen to the songs of my soul. . .

    Here’s my rising As I Travel On to my destiny.

    I’m forever grateful to find this island, where I found many hearts willing to listen and souls that sing.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

  6. Here’s my rising to the situation:
    (good one kieth, hope I’ve risen to the occasion too:D)

  7. Lovely topic.. thanks so much.
    Here is my take Dear Son

  8. I’m going to post something for “rising” later today, and hopefully something for “destiny” later this weekend… But in the meantime here’s a post that combines the prompts (and combines a whole buncha other stuff).

    If you’ve seen this post via other prompt sites, please feel free to skip it…

    Eden Lost

  9. Rising can be bad for your wardrobe.

    I hope to have another, fresh one later!

  10. Thanks for the inspiration. Here’s mine: Media Life Cycle.

  11. Here’s mine: Destiny brought by small means.

  12. Hi fellow islanders!

    I haven’t been around for awhile, but procrastination om midterm papers gives me time for poetry (funny how these things work!). Here’s one from me:

  13. 2 poems for 1 prompt — also with collage: Rising

  14. Wow! Twenty-five already? How many is that in dog numbers? Thanks for the prompt and the site!

    Bubbling Up

  15. Decided to go a diffrent way this time. Hope it’s not too different.

    Smiles and Light

  16. Paris Parfait

    Bonjour les tous! Sorry I am still trying to catch up with reading everyone’s contributions from last week. Here’s this one:

  17. Wow! Google was all goofed up today! Pages wouldn’t load. Blogs wouldn’t open. Finally, I think I’ve got it!

    DESTINY RISING, at Nickers and Ink

    Nice prompt this week! Thanks!

  18. i cant find the inspiration to write anything worthwhile,, so i am submitting something i wrote in october, called risen


    I think I could write about this topic over and over and over again……….and still not be finished…..

  20. I have a new acquaintance from today, whose destiny may be determined tomorrow.

  21. I am a little late. I missed last week too. This is a piece about a vampire who misses seeing the sun rising.

  22. How high’s the water? It’s rising fast!

  23. Here’s my deliberation on destiny. I hope you like it

  24. Time for my destiny piece, I think. It’s called:

    On Destiny

  25. Earlier I had posted Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” as one of the responses to this prompt and promised I would be back to follow it up with my own.

    Here it is: The Rising of the Human Spirit

  26. I wrote my entry before seeing this writing prompt but it fits in well I think. I am new to writers Island – I hope you enjoy it!

  27. wow… another great week of words and posts… hrz mine HouseOfTheRisingSun

  28. I haven’t written anything for a terribly long time, but today I wrote a blog about the absence of writing and the process of picking it back up again:

  29. Tempered Destiny

    Catchy title, I should write a poem using it, but I didn’t, just two short poems.

  30. here’s mine:
    spring forward

    it’s been months since I’ve written a poem, so I’m starting small with this haiku 🙂

  31. renpowell

    secrets and jegermeister
    – hope you stop by.

  32. The following poem has the concept of rising replete through it. Plants rising from the earth…thoughts rising from the mind…offerings rising from an altar.

    a thoughtful germination: first fruits

  33. noahthegreat

    Complications (Sleeping 2nd draft)

    I guess you could now consider it dealing with destiny since I added fate.

  34. When they rose to dance the floor filled with dancing ghosts…or at least it seemed that way.

  35. A poem on the topic “rising”. It’s good to be around, and as one might say, better late than never.

  36. The word Matinee brought back this memory … it isn’t either one of the prompts … but I hope you’ll enjoy it anyway!

  37. Just found this little island, so here’s my first response:


  38. rising- brought me here, since I’m feeling tapped out lately

  39. I used both prompts. The first “Rising

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  40. Sorry, left out some code, 😉


  41. I used both prompts



  42. Wish I could delete first two.


    My Poem

  43. Here is the other.


    My Poem


  44. Pip

    Thanks for this prompt. It framed a general theme I was wanting to write about …

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