Prompt & Link: “Flight”

9:00 AM Friday morning, April 11th 2008, on the U.S. West Coast, is quickly approaching — so… here I am with a new Prompt! This week’s, and the thirtieth Writer’s Island prompt is: “Flight”.

That word conjures some nice visuals for me, but I don’t want to sway your take on this week’s prompt. How does Flight” lift your imagination? Please share with us where this prompt carries you!

••> This week we turn to the new movie release, The Visitor, as the source of our eighth Matinee Muse prompt — “Chance Encounter”. See what unexpected inspiration you might meet with this one.

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 rise, this week and every week, and lift you to write your best — to write your heart! We can’t wait to see what you have for us…


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88 responses to “Prompt & Link: “Flight”

  1. A short one on my Over Forty Shades blog:

    and from earlier in the week, a haiku about flight on Crafty Green Poet:

  2. Chance? Heavens I had that forty two years ago! Arghhhhh! And wow, to be the first here today!

  3. Wow! Don’t believe I am so far up the list! Incredible.

    Here is my posting!


  4. Tackling both prompts together. Here goes:


  5. Here’s my take on the prompt ‘Flight’. Titled Why 7?

    Have a chance encounter by sending in a Holocaust star 😀
    Hopefully be back later with a flight post!

  7. Hello everyone ..what an inspiring prompt 🙂

    Here’s a poem on “Flight”
    Enjoy the weekend !

  8. Paris Parfait

    Here’s mine – Taking flight, with memories of my reporting days…

  9. here’s mine, it’s for sunday scribblings too.

  10. for “chance encounter” – Home

  11. A chance encounter with spring…


  12. A chance encounter with a friend and a train

    trains in passing

  13. Surrounded as I am with tax papers, it doesn’t look like I’ll get to be too creative this week. But I did once write a limerick about the most important chance encounter of my life: Chance Meeting.

  14. Lucy sent me here… I have one she said would be perfect: Falling like a Feather.

  15. This piece deals with ‘flight’ from three perspectives. The first is a daily flight to avoid evil. The second, is the difficult flight through trouble and despair. The third, and most positive, is the long flight towards hope.


  16. I wrote this one quite some time ago but it fits the Matinee Muse prompt so well, I had to put it up here!

  17. Brilliant, brilliant prompt. I’ve been itching to post this!


  18. Good Day, Islanders!

    Poetry, painting, writing, the arts are God’s gifts. These gifts are feathers God put on my wings to set my Soul On Flight

    Are we using our feathers, our wings, our gifts to fly?

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

  19. UL

    Here’s mine, one for a cause, so please take time to stop by

  20. I am still thinking about Flight, but recently I wrote a flash fiction piece on, you guessed it, a chance encounter. Here it is:

    Ambush On Aisle 9

  21. My post flight is up.

  22. I went with the Matinee Muse, Chance Encounter prompt: The Night Train

    Great prompt btw. Geraldine

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  24. Here’s a little sketch called A dark flight.


    James Steerforth

  25. An unsettling ‘chance encounter’ with stark reality – #14

  26. An unsettling ‘chance encounter’ with stark reality – #14

  27. I hope this works as both a “chance encounter” and as an interrupted “flight.”

  28. When flight and flowers collide… Syringa in Space

  29. My husband is a pilot so I’ve written tons of poems about flying. I don’t think I have any more in me! So, I took a little bit of a different take on this prompt.

    Flights of Fancy

  30. cricket51

    Mine is a two for one, using both prompts of chance encounter and flight for Writer’s Island and also for the prompt of Blind Date/ One Night Stand at Slice of Life Sunday.

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  32. Something fun for you all to watch (plus a dirty little poem!)

    Can’t wait to read everyone’s flights of fantasy this week!

  33. Here is my contribution. Have a great Sunday everyone!

    Chance Encounter

  34. Hi everyoen ..hope you are enjoying your weekend with all the great reads the prompt has inspired ! 🙂

    I found one more amongst my older one for the same prompt “Flight”

    repeating the link the my earlier post :

  35. rel

    Good morning Islanders,
    As you lay on the beach, basking in the sun, reading Erica Jong’s “Fear of Flying,” and a plane passes over head, pause to reflect on this for a moment.

  36. Here’s my FLIGHT-y entry for this week’s prompt. 😉

    On the Road – Racing Ahead and Looking Back, on Nickers and Ink

    Blessings all,

  37. The flight of a bride and yonder.
    As I look back

  38. I have not joined a lot of writing meme’s for some time now but i’m glad your prompt gave me the inspiration to write. Here’s my take on this prompt.


  39. writersisland

    Welcome to the Island to our first-timers, nice to see you here.

  40. Here’s mine.
    It’s also my fourteenth poem for NaPoWriMo.

  41. sorry so late… i had a hosting problems and was unable to access my blogs since saturday!!!!! holy withdrawal!!!!

  42. WOAH, this is a popular one.
    Looks like I’ll be reading for a while.
    I used the FLIGHT prompt.

  43. rel

    Good morning Islanders,
    #2 for #30- chance encounters.
    Things that go boo in the night.

  44. well, i started writing unable to bear the heat.. and finally, wound up using the prompt on this site.. so here it is… 🙂

  45. I combined both prompts this week.


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  47. I posted a photo I couldn’t resist manipulating and the resulting poem: Dare I?

  48. ..i’ve always been an idiot, so one stupidity more!..'”and as you know, just the link, not the piece.”>
    “crash landing!”[read as-flight] posted on march 24.2008;with “crash landing!”[sequel] posted on march 27.2008{dicy, possibly right this time,good luck!]

  49. Here’s one in memory of my grandfather, H. Scott Gault,
    the pilot of a piper plane.Enjoy!

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