Prompt & Link: “Ferocious”

9:00 AM Friday morning, May 2nd 2008, on the U.S. West Coast, is quickly approaching — so… here I am with a new Prompt! This week’s, and the thirty-third Writer’s Island prompt is: “Ferocious”.

That word conjures some powerful images for me. I never want to influence your take on the week’s prompt, but does “Ferocious” send a shiver up your spine or ignite your imagination? Share with us what you see in your mind’s eye.

••> This week we turn to the new movie release, Mister Lonely, as the source of our eleventh Matinee Muse prompt — “Identity”. What is real, what is persona — is there a difference… how are you affected by identity?

The Matinee Muse prompts are now a regular weekly offering. So please enjoy! •Starting this, and every week, click the poster to learn more about the movie <••

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, be fiercely motivating so you write your best — write from your heart! We can’t wait to see what you have for us…


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66 responses to “Prompt & Link: “Ferocious”

  1. a fictional tale of a search…

    ferocious sounds very tempting…that’s next!!! 😉

  2. Ferocious prompt is up.

  3. I suppose, mine can pass for both the prompts.

    Rob, the title is misspelled!

  4. Hello everyone,

    I loved this prompt. Thank you. And my submission

  5. I have an old ones for both prompts:
    For ferocious, a love turned bad:
    For Identity, something I wrote a while ago:

  6. I went with the Identity prompt.

    Here’s mine, Many Mirrors:

    Great prompts!


  7. writersisland

    Gautami –

    Thank you for pointing out the typo in the title. I had it correct twice in the body. I didn’t catch it in the title — guess the font was too large… 😉


    wow…………had many ideas floating around, and it went this way! I’ve included a song link at the end….one of my all time favourite singers. hope you enjoy.

  9. I am all very excited about my new digital camera. (I have never had one before, but have wanted one for about 2 years!) So this posting is a poem (a tanka) celebrating the moment.

    Fresh Identity


  10. Here’s a piece on “identity”, or the lack of one! Peace…

  11. Aud

    Poems my submission for this prompt as usual.

  12. Finally got time to scribble in a bit….

    my take on identity… hope u enjoy it!! 🙂

  13. Based on the Matinee Muse Prompt, Identity.

    Lost Identity

  14. i found the two went hand in hand….

    inner beast

  15. Identity for me this week, combined with Sunday Scribbling’s “family”:

    Finding Myself

  16. You could say this was autobiographical …:P ..with a HUGE poetic license of course !!!! 😀

  17. rel

    To the family of writer’s Island, I commend these souls.


  18. writersisland


    It is my anniversary weekend. My wife and I are going to a cabin on a lake high in the Cascade Mountains — about 70 miles from our home. There is NO INTERNET!

    So if you are a first-time Islander placing your first “link”, or if you are an established Islander but your “link” inadvertently gets tossed in spam jail — please know that I will not be able to moderate this site, and get your link visibly posted, until this coming Monday evening, May 5th.

    Please continue to post your links in this comment section, and I apologize for any delay that may occur.

    This is the only time of the year we go ‘primitive’ (sans internet), so please forgive me.



  19. Rob,

    I wish a very happy Anniversary to you both. Have fun!



  20. Here’s mine on the identity prompt:

    A very happy anniversary to you and your wife Rob 🙂

  21. okay ferocious , it is…

    Wishing you both a very happy anniversary…have fun,

  22. Hope you have a great weekend, Rob.
    I’ve incorporated Identity as a piece of flash fiction in this post:

    How To Stay Fresh

  23. My entry, it’s a bit long, but I kinda like it. So check it out and let me know what you think.

  24. Happy Anniversary to you and your wife Rob! Enjoy the computer-free break too. Take care, Geraldine

  25. An excerpt of a fictional interview…


  26. Do our pets remember what they used to be?

  27. Thanks so much for the “identity” inspiration. Here’s my Cautionary Verse — a limerick about identity theft.

  28. Hey guys part two is up now.

  29. oooops!!!! I had put up a wrong link…changed it now
    here’s my take..hadn’t realised till SUMA told me.Thanks Suma.

  30. Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs. Rob Kristner! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. ♥ ♥

  31. writersisland

    Thank you to all the Islanders who graciously offered well wishes. I’m baaack… and moderating my tail off! 😉

  32. I am always the last one here to the party… even missed the anniversary ! Here is my find for identity

  33. Hope you had a lovely anniversary, Rob. Welcome back.

    I enjoyed being ferocious and couldn’t resist a tale about werewolves.

  34. a personal loss was experienced by a niece this sunday. someone very close to my heart. my mind has been elsewhere at the moment, not wanting to write. but today i woke and found the words that i think would honor the memory of the child. this was hard to write for many reasons (and it has nothing to do with either prompt, but perhaps maybe ‘identity’ as an expectant mother).

    Into God’s Hands

  35. …it’s been awhile… nice to come back to the island… ConstantCraving

  36. Got lost on my way back to the Island.
    Here is mine:



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