Prompt & Link: “Torrid”

9:00 AM Friday morning, March 28th 2008, on the U.S. west coast, is quickly approaching — so… here I am with a new Prompt! This week’s, and the twenty eighth Writer’s Island prompt is: “Torrid”.

As always, I don’t want to sway your take on this week’s prompt. What hot button might “Torrid” push? Please share with us what that ignites for you!

••> This week we turn to two new movie releases, 21 and Flawless, as the sources of our sixth Matinee Muse prompt — “The Gamble”. See if by chance 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 your muse, this week and every week, bring you the good fortune to write your best — to write your heart! We can’t wait to see what you have for us…


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67 responses to “Prompt & Link: “Torrid”

  1. So excited to be the first here…It has never happened , you see… 🙂

    presenting a flash fiction …

    will be back with another….

  2. Missed last week due to severe tech problems. But I’m back with a vengeance 🙂

    How To Be Torrid – A passionate post in fiction, poetry and fact.

  3. Tried to take the idea of torrid from a few perspectives.

    Torrid Cauldron


  4. Here’s one for “gamble” I’ll try to be back later with something for the other.


  5. waiting whether i will be renewed or not is a gamble on my side..

  6. Hi

    I have attempted to use both the prompts “Torrid ” and “The Gamble” in my poem “The Venus Flytrap”

  7. Here’s an older one for torrid; I’m working on something new for it, too, so stay tuned.


    Get it? Hot!!

    I probably only crack myself up…

  8. Here is my take on The Gamble using an Easy Street Prompt Corporate Risk Trapeze Artist



  9. Here’s an unusual view of love, of gamble, of torrid from a different angle, from the side of The Silent Spectator

    I wish you well.


  10. Impeccably prepared, but still — Daring Fate!

  11. Hello everyone. Here is my contribution. Hope everybody has a great weekend.

    Stolen Moments


  12. About a torrid love affair between unequal partners – Overheard.

  13. The Affair.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  14. Hi folks

    I used both the prompts :”The gamble” & “Torrid”

    for two poems .. both in totally different veins !!

    The second one titled “It was a dark and stormy night..”

    repeating the link to the first poem
    “The Venus Flytrap”

  15. it seems as though we had a lot of affairs going on this time.

    The Gamble

  16. how are you guys getting just the titles of your poems in the comments instead of the whole address?

  17. Gamblin reminded me of a trip to Foxwoods with my mom.

  18. Leigh, use this html:


    Delete title and put your own in. Delete url and paste yours.

  19. Now that’s interesting. How do I put the html code in the comment without it coming up as a link? 🙂
    Any answers, anyone!

  20. It’s been pointed out that my link didn’t work.


  21. Anthony, put spaces in.

    <a href (delete space here)=….

    That sort of thing.

  22. writersisland

    Leigh Lear –

    Go take a look at your original post… 😉

    I am going to send the code string I sued in an e-mail to you.

    Anthony and Susan — thank you for being gracious and helping Leigh Lear.


  23. Here’s mine. I’ve done Torrid and Gamble in the same piece! 🙂

  24. A torrid tale of turning five

  25. thanks for all the help.

  26. Hi all I will be gone for approx. 8 days and hopefully I will have internet connection but still not sure about that. My house is being deleaded. Anyways the gamble is up please check it out.

  27. Time for the second prompt – my good Professor friend writes about gambling:

    A Gambler’s Life

  28. Poems, text and the deeds
    Of wild things and wilder needs
    Here is mine, the response again
    Torrid has me worried- insane!

  29. Hello All,

    Here is my effort on behalf of Heat…


  30. Well, I’m late but here is mine:

    my poem


  31. Another for “gamble.” I needed to get my creative juices going….a sci-fi post —


  32. rel

    It’s April Fool’s day here on the Island and I love to celebrate April fool’s day!


  33. Veens

    As usual, an late entry…but “better late than never”

    Here is mine :-

  34. Not entirely sure how I feel about it yet, but my “gamble” is up:

  35. I managed to drop ‘torrid’ into my brain dead post.
    Happy April fools day.

  36. It is late. Almost too late. But this is my response.

    Torrid Zone

  37. Nice response this week!!

    Here is mine:

    The Gamble

  38. Dashing along with this affair of mine…drop in to read what I set out for you

  39. Better late then never… I had worked on this entry earlier last week and was hoping to add to it but didn’t. Hope to use this week’s prompt to continue the story.


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