Prompt & Link: “Questionable”

REMINDER: in the months of July, August, and September, there will be a new prompt post only once a month here on Writer’s Island, posted the first Friday of each month — not every week. Prompts monthly, not weekly this Summer.


9:00 AM Friday morning, June 20th 2008, on the U.S. West Coast, is quickly approaching — so… here I am with a new Prompt! This week’s, and the fortieth Writer’s Island prompt is: Questionable.

No doubt, this word would appear wide open for interpretation. What is it you’ve had your doubts about, or stirred your uncertainty? Where does Questionable take your imagination? Share with us what you envision.

We turn to a bittersweet, but inspiring movie, Brick Lane,
for our twenty third and twenty fourth Matinee Muse prompts.

The first is: “Coercion”.
Have you ever felt pressured, or pushed, against your will
toward someone or something?

The second is: “Awakening”.
Does this spark a vision of self-discovery or revelation —
or perhaps you envision a stirring of memory, or return from dormancy/death?

The Matinee Muse prompts are now a regular weekly offering, so please enjoy!
Remember — this, and every week, click the poster to learn about the movie.

Feel free to use any one, or all, of this week’s prompts — or use your own, 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, leave no doubt that you will write your very best — write from your heart! We can’t wait to see what you create.


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47 responses to “Prompt & Link: “Questionable”

  1. Hello Islanders –

    For “questionable” – I felt it apropos: Goddess Gaia

  2. This respnse answers Questionable.


  3. Here’s an Awakening of a dormant heart by an errant bird. . .

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

  4. A poem for Awakening. Have a nice weekend guys!

  5. My questionable relationship poem.

  6. An attempt at awakenings.. do read and tell me what you think

    First Impressions

    I know I can’t coerce anyone into reading my blog…but I can say please! 😉

  8. It was an awakening to find that I Am Not

  9. This one sort of pertains to QUESTIONABLE. Still, without COERCION, it may also pertain to AWAKENING.

    HUNGRY SHEEP, at Nickers and Ink

  10. This is a piece about a man being awakened, in a most startling manner, to the consequences of his irresponsible life: Shattered


    It’s questionable whether anyone in power has any clue how the economy really works.



  12. Hope everyone’s having a good week this week.

    Here’s my take on the questionable prompt:

    Something to Eat.

  13. Hello Islanders!

    Questionable? In the midst of doubts,

    To The Deeps

    I just let the fishes


    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques


    I lost my copy of the formula to post my entry with the title only. Could you give me the direction again.

    was it <A HREF=” ? ? ?

    I would also like to request for the Writers Island sidebar badge.


  14. I wrote this for both the “awakening” and “coercion” prompts:


  15. And I wrote this for the “Questionable” prompt:


  16. For anyone who knows my characters, this short (100 words!) piece fits all three prompts. I did it without trying, too.

  17. this is the first time I’m posting without using the 3 prompts. Thanks for allowing that Rob. Hope fellow islanders are all doing well. Hope to visit many soon.

  18. I will be “awakening” after napping – if you don’t take the prompt too literally you can read about it here.

  19. I can’t stay away! This is my 3rd posting. It is for the prompt Awakening.


  20. Hi Gang,

    I chose Awakening as the prompt.


    and, written at Natan’s Bar Mitzvah:


  21. winedarksea

    eight years too late, the awakening of a country to the ruinous treachery and treasonous lies of a failed leader with an impeachable agenda and most questionable morals: #19

  22. winedarksea

    eight years too late, the awakening of a country to the ruinous treachery and treasonous lies of a failed leader with an impeachable agenda and most questionable morals: #19

  23. This is my second offering for the questionable prompt:



  24. finally made it back in time… can never seem to post in time… grace

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