Welcome to week two (2) of the re-opening of Writer’s Island. Last week saw a great number of Islanders, former and new, come ashore… so let’s continue the “beach parteeee” — and writing to our heart’s content!
Remember, new prompt(s) every Saturday, and to make it easy this time around, when what you’ve written is ready to read by the other Islanders, just post your link right here at the bottom of this post — no waiting, no looking for a different place to post your link, and you can leave a comment as a part of your posted link. You can now also reply directly to any other comment.
••> The second official re-opening celebration prompt is: STOWAWAY… Pretend you have stowed away on ship at sea, or an airplane, or train. Perhaps you’ve stowed away inside your own feelings, or in the past, or… tell us in your words (poem, prose, flash fiction) the why, who, what, where, when, or how — whatever moves you to write. Maybe it includes a visual response? It’s your thing — so do wha’cha wanna…
Relax, respond to the prompt when you’re ready — or just leave a comment to say hi! Again, welcome back to the the Island. Pass me a banana please, go have yourself a nice cool drink of choice, and let’s have some more fun!!! 😉
76 responses to “Prompt #2 for 2010 – Stowaway”
…relax Marinela, and enjoy the wind in the palms… 😉
You’ll find mine here:
…nice to see the sun on your face and the sand between your toes Anthony — the Island suits you… 😉
Enjoyed reading your blog today, but I didn’t see where I could post a comment on your blog.
I have combined the circus and the stowaway prompts.
…maybe we can get Carolee, Deb, and Jill to open a sideshow on the Island?… 😉
I know I am repeating myself, but it is so good to be back! Here is my response for this week!
To respectfully repeat myself — it is good to see you back on the Island Gemma… 😉
A first draft, which may disappear again when I have second thoughts! You will find it at: http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com
Now, no disappearing Viv — we like it when you come ashore… 😉
I tried to edit my stowaway in situ on the blog, but it disappeared along with all the comments, before I had a chance to thank everyone. So, the heartfelt thanks are here instead, for all of you who took the time to read and comment.
I have terrible problems with copy/paste on my blog, and to add to the usual spacing problems it suddenly decided not to insert corrections but to put them over the words I wanted to remain. After a fruitless quarter of an hour, I trashed the edit, but then EVERYthing disappeared. GRRR.
A final edited version of
Stowaway (I hope) can be found at
as I still haven’t found a way of creating a link to the actual poem, it is the second one down on the page.
This one took me to a different place.
…took you to a different place, but brought you back to the Island — that’s a good thing… 😉
Here is mine:
…nice to see you back on the beach Pamela… 😉
I love the prompt! You are all welcome to visit my poetry blog “Stowaways” at —
…thanks for helping continue the beach parteee Theresa… 😉
This feels first draft-y, but I have been so busy lately I was concerned if I didn’t post it now, I wouldn’t post anything at all.
Here it is:
…pleasure to see you back Julie… 😉
Ahoy, Mateys. Happy to be here.
stowaway (a shadorma):
…Yo De, you made it ashore once again — the parteee still rolls on… 😉
Perhaps the most famous stowaway of all: Jonah
…and what a most unusual place of concealment… nice to see you back in the Island sun Tiel… 😉
Bravo! I particularly like the way you have used rhythm, rhyme and repetition.
My poem is a bit off the norm, from what I’ve read so far… so many lovely and heartbreaking images. Want to laugh? Here’s your chance:
It’s called, “Critters”
Yo Amy, we all love to laugh here on Writer’s Island — with the beauty that surrounds us on the Island, sometimes it’s hard to keep the smiles from breaking into laughter… 😉
this one is on my tiny-poems blog — http://triflings.wordpress.com/2010/05/08/438/
& I’ve got a bad cold –boo!– so I’ll be around to visit later, after a nap!
Nice to see you on the beach again Angie… 😉
Cold is bad 😦 …try a Writer’s Island rum totty, that will fix you right up… 🙂
I’m visiting the island – may I have one of those drinks with the cute little umbrella thingies, please?
Dee, nice to see your smiling face lighting up the beach — and here is your drink, as you requested… and with two umbrella thingies… 😉
Don’t try this at home: PNG
Stan – thank you for the warning, we don’t want any Islanders injured in the pursuit of writing… 😉
here is mine….STOWAWAY
here is mine
aloha brought my poem to the island
Aloha to you Marja — we’re pleased you brought your words to us… thank you… 😉
I’ve titled mine:
a prosy memory narrative.
Paul – I understand this Night Prayers blog is not the blog that holds your response piece to the prompt, but having spent 16 years in the catholic faith as a chanter of Gregorian high mass hymns and responses, I was taken by the purpose of this blog. I have fallen from the faith for personal reasons, but I spent hundreds and hundreds of hours in vocal response support to the priests saying the mass and administering the sacraments. It has not left me untouched — more conflicted… but I clearly resonate regarding the deep serenity…
Oops, wrong login! Here goes again…
I titled my poem SOTTO VOCE
It’s a prosy memory-narrative.
Don’t worry the faux pas Paul, it’s nice to see you on the Island… 😉
Changnoi (son of Stan Ski) can be found HERE
Can’t find you there Changnoi, but I know you’re somewhere on the Island — I will find you… 😉
Or here: http://changnoi-yes-man.blogspot.com/2010/05/part-three.html
Hah – found you here Changnoi, and glad to see you on the Island… what will YesMan be up to next?… Can’t wait to find out… 😉
Here is a poem where I use “Stowaway” to describe the crazy antics of George “Family Research Council” Rekers and his stowaway with a young man from RentBoy.com.
Here is my poem ‘Isolated’ – http://umaathreya.blogsome.com/2010/05/09/isolated/
See what I found on the beach.
Mine is up.
Welcome to Writer’s Island BJ, you are now an official Islander, so future comments you leave will not have to be moderated — nice to have you on the Island… 😉
Er, not a breezy theme, took a dark turn.
We occasionally have clouds here on the Island Irene — it’s all good… 😉
Shaking off a bad, bad bill of lading: http://lindagoin.com/2010/romantic-phrases-and-stowaways.html
All Too Human, All Too Human
This is my first visit to your lovely island. Thanks for the prompt 🙂
This piece a little out of my norm. And is very much just a stray thought from my mind. Let me know what you think!
Hi Kitty – Welcome to Writer’s Island! You are now an official Islander, so no future comment posts will need to be moderated… nice to have you on the beach… 😉
I am late in posting. I didn’t finish until late last night. Stowaway
Here is a short little poem for Mother’s Day. It’s called “An Unusual Mother.” It may bring an unusual smile to your face. 🙂
Just wanted to float on over for a sec to say a big THANK YOU to all who have graciously taken the time to read and generously comment. My waters are a bit choppy right now, but I hope to find/make the time to return the favor very soon, in calmer days.
Cool prompt, spinning out imagery my mind rode a little ways – my mind a stowaway?
Thank you for this site and the prompts.
Thanks Lawrence, pleased you like the prompt… gonna try to keep them fun and interesting… 😉
I’m posted here.
Here’s my Stowaway.
Rob, this was a great prompt.
We will try to keep the prompts fun and engaging, with lots of longitude and latitude for writing… 😉
Here is mine.
Hope this one works.
Worked just great Melanie… 😉
Fugitive, a Fibonacci.
Thanks for the prompt. Took me a while, but I think I’ve got it now. Bound
Great prompt…what a fun community I have found! Thank you.
Great prompt…what a fun community I have found! Thank you.
Welcome to the Island Dina! Now that you have made your first comment post, and it has been moderated – you can post freely… so come ashore as often as you wish — we are pleased you’re with us… 😉
Stowed Away in a Dream
Nice to see you on the Island, and what a wonderful poem… 😉