Prompt #2 for 2010 – Stowaway

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.

β€’β€’> 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!!! πŸ˜‰


Filed under Creative Prompt

76 responses to “Prompt #2 for 2010 – Stowaway

  1. I know I am repeating myself, but it is so good to be back! Here is my response for this week!

    Sad Shadows

  2. A first draft, which may disappear again when I have second thoughts! You will find it at:

    • writersisland

      Now, no disappearing Viv — we like it when you come ashore… πŸ˜‰

      • 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.

    • writersisland

      …took you to a different place, but brought you back to the Island — that’s a good thing… πŸ˜‰

  3. I love the prompt! You are all welcome to visit my poetry blog “Stowaways” at —

  4. 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:


  5. Perhaps the most famous stowaway of all: Jonah

  6. 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”

    • writersisland

      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… πŸ˜‰

  7. angie

    this one is on my tiny-poems blog —

    & I’ve got a bad cold –boo!– so I’ll be around to visit later, after a nap!

    • writersisland

      Nice to see you on the beach again Angie… πŸ˜‰

      Cold is bad 😦 …try a Writer’s Island rum totty, that will fix you right up… πŸ™‚

  8. Dee

    I’m visiting the island – may I have one of those drinks with the cute little umbrella thingies, please?

    • writersisland

      Dee, nice to see your smiling face lighting up the beach — and here is your drink, as you requested… and with two umbrella thingies… πŸ˜‰

  9. Don’t try this at home: PNG

    • writersisland

      Stan – thank you for the warning, we don’t want any Islanders injured in the pursuit of writing… πŸ˜‰

  10. I’ve titled mine:


    a prosy memory narrative.

    • writersisland

      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…

  11. Oops, wrong login! Here goes again…

    I titled my poem SOTTO VOCE

    It’s a prosy memory-narrative.

  12. Changnoi (son of Stan Ski) can be found HERE

    • writersisland

      Can’t find you there Changnoi, but I know you’re somewhere on the Island — I will find you… πŸ˜‰

    • writersisland

      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… πŸ˜‰

  13. 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

  14. See what I found on the beach.

    Thanks, Rob!

    • writersisland

      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… πŸ˜‰

  15. Irene

    Er, not a breezy theme, took a dark turn.

    danse macabre

  16. This is my first visit to your lovely island. Thanks for the prompt πŸ™‚

    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!

    • writersisland

      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… πŸ˜‰

  17. I am late in posting. I didn’t finish until late last night. Stowaway

  18. 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. πŸ™‚


  19. 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.

  20. Cool prompt, spinning out imagery my mind rode a little ways – my mind a stowaway?

    Thank you for this site and the prompts.

    • writersisland

      Thanks Lawrence, pleased you like the prompt… gonna try to keep them fun and interesting… πŸ˜‰

  21. Rob, this was a great prompt.

    mt poem

    • writersisland

      We will try to keep the prompts fun and engaging, with lots of longitude and latitude for writing… πŸ˜‰

  22. Here is mine.

    my poem

    Hope this one works.

  23. Thanks for the prompt. Took me a while, but I think I’ve got it now. Bound

  24. Great prompt…what a fun community I have found! Thank you.

    – Dina

  25. Great prompt…what a fun community I have found! Thank you.

    – Dina

    • writersisland

      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… πŸ˜‰

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s