Prompt #5 for 2010: Blind Side

Welcome to week five (5) of the re-opening of Writer’s Island. This week will mark the beginning of the 2nd month back on the Island. It has been great seeing so many of our Islanders, former and new, coming ashore to share their writing.

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.

••> For the 5th re-opening celebration prompt we are going to have a special prompt, inspired by the long-running movie playing here on Writer’s Island, over at the Island Sun Cinema. This will be our first Matinée Muse prompt since returning to the Island.

The prompt this week is: BLIND SIDE, from the movie of the same name…

• Perhaps someone, or something, or someplace just caught you completely by surprise. • Or something happened that you never saw coming. • Or you made something happen or created a situation that was a complete surprise to others. • Or maybe you are inspired by the human interest story of the movie — • unexpected opportunity for someone, • greatness coming from an unexpected place, • or unexpected manifest compassion. • Or….

Tell us in your words (poem, prose, flash fiction) the why, who, what, where, when, or how regarding the unexpected — 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. I’m going to go toss the football with some of the Islanders. Come on with us, or go have yourself a nice cool drink of choice, and let’s all enjoy!!! 😉



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58 responses to “Prompt #5 for 2010: Blind Side

  1. A little time on the island is always a great sight!
    On Seeing Blindness

  2. Nice to come from our cold wet island to your tropical one. Here is my link

    • writersisland

      Well, leave the cold and the wet behind for a time Marja — and warm your feet in the nice white sand… 😉

  3. Nice to hop from our wet cold island to your nice tropical one. here is my link

  4. Thanks for this. I haven’t written off prompts in a month, forgot how good they were for me.

    Don’t have a title for this, but a(nother) moment from my heart surgery; some people in my life have complained I am too much about it.

    • writersisland

      Lawrence – when we come that intimately in touch with our mortality, the temporal essence of it all — it impacts us deeply… thank you for sharing.

      I had a near-fatal heart attack, followed by surgery — I understand, as I’m certain, do other Islanders for their own reasons… 😉

  5. I have not seen the movie, but while walking around the beach here on the island, I thought of a gift that really blindsided me….

    – Dina

  6. I think this might be the last time I try a Ghazal, I’m not sure I’ve got the knack of them.

  7. I fell in my garage this weekend and hurt my shoulder badly. I am having a tough time sitting at my computer and typing, so I may have to postpone writing a new piece of poetry in response to this week’s prompt… ;(

    • Poor Rob – I hope you’re getting treatment which makes you better very very soon. We can’t do without your poetry or without prompts.

      • writersisland

        Prompts have been pre-loaded in advance for automatic ‘on-time’ publishing through first week of July, so the flow of prompts is secure into the near future. However, this reply here is about as much “one-finger” typing as I can endure for even a short period, so my personal ‘new’ poetry output will slow for a short while – but i do have some significantly complete archived drafts I may be able to call upon… 😉

    • Dee

      Hope you are feeling better soon, Rob!

    • Good heavens, Rob — here’s to a speedy recovery!

      • writersisland

        Thanks Linda, I’m a tuff ol’bird — already starting to feel better… but still can’t swing my golf clubs… ;( ;(

  8. Irene

    Sorry to hear about your hurt shoulder Rob. Hope you feel better soon. Is there a nurse on the island?

    I did a combined response to yours and WWP. I am also running thin…on poems.

    doorway to a poem is a dam

  9. Couldn’t get into being blindsided this week….so,
    Do raindrops remember ‎

  10. Sorry first time didn’t work….



  11. Finally got to a prompt…though I guess it’s a bit late. :((

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