Prompt #7 for 2010: The Gift

Welcome to week seven (7) of the re-opening of Writer’s Island.

Remember, new prompt(s) every Saturday, and to make it easy this time around, when you feel what you’ve written is ready to be read by the other Islanders, just post your link right here in the comments section at the bottom of this post — no waiting, no looking for a different place to post your link. In addition, you can leave whatever expanded comment you wish as a part of your posted link. You can now also reply directly to any other comment.

β€’β€’> The seventh official re-opening prompt is: THE GIFT… What is it that comes to mind when you think of the concept of a gift — given or received, large or small, personal or on a broader scale. Tell us in your words (poem, prose, flash fiction) the why, who, what, where, when, or how regarding the gift — whatever it is that moves you to write…

Relax, respond to the prompt when you’re ready — or just leave a comment to say hi! Again, welcome to the the Island!!! πŸ˜‰


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100 responses to “Prompt #7 for 2010: The Gift

    • writersisland

      First this day Stan — you know the secret that the early morning sun on the Island is wonderful… πŸ˜‰

  1. b_y

    (can’t believe it’s 10am and nobody’s been here but Stan)
    this is one of those combinations of two prompts, but chaplain of industry does include a gift. happy saturday!

  2. I am writing about a gift.
    And this is not proving to be so easy.
    Though I do love the prompt!

    • Pam, I’m sure you will relax, breathe, and find the gift is in the giving! I love your work and am looking forward to reading. Amy

    • writersisland

      You can do this Pamela, check out some of the other Islander’s pieces, then just kickback and listen to the surf for a while — inspiration will come… πŸ˜‰

  3. My new blog! Abandoned Blogspot for:

    WordPress seems to be more flexible. This poem came out of nowhere, immediately, when I saw the prompt. Enjoy! Amy

    • writersisland

      Glad you loved it Dina, and you are welcome — stroll around and enjoy the sun… πŸ˜‰

    • Left a reply at your site, then came back here to “create a loop” or something. Anyway someone told me it’s a good idea.

      I have abandoned blogger for wordpress and thusfar have had great success! Thanks, guys!

  4. Rob and Amy I did it! Thanks for an inspirational prompt.
    I wrote about the one thing that is precious to me.

  5. ps I did a cascade
    my first ever!

  6. writersisland

    You wrote one, you wrote one — cool Julie… πŸ˜‰

  7. Your sudden reappearance and this prompt were a special gift to me at this time. Thank you.



    • writersisland

      Elizabeth, we thought we’d surprise you — so happy to see you back on the beach… πŸ˜‰

      • Am so glad to be here. It’s been a bit dark recently and I need sun, sun, sun. Thanks again.


      • writersisland

        Elizabeth, you can have as much sun as you want or need here on the Island, for body, mind, and spirit — so please, help yourself, that’s why Writer’s Island rose from the cybersea… πŸ˜‰

  8. Irene

    Hi Islanders, I’m here with

    the greatest gift of all

  9. Like how the prompt offers a subtle shift to “THE gift!” So I tried to keep in mind something that lasts…

    Grey Time

    • Gemma
      I cannot seem to post a comment on your blog.
      I like your poem and I love the pic of the kitty!

      • writersisland

        Try the back door of the shanty Pamela, I’m pretty sure Gemma is back from surfing. I saw her here by the board sack 10 minutes ago. You might check there… πŸ˜‰

      • writersisland

        You need to wander to the bottom of Gemma’s wonderful bazaar of sensory treats — you will find the comments there — be bold Pamela it is worth your while… πŸ˜‰

      • Thank you so much for your efforts Pamela! The comment box is just at the bottom of the post!

    • writersisland

      Love your take on the prompt Gemma… πŸ˜‰

      • Rob I think the problem is my cache is full and I am in the process of trying to figure out how to fix it! But my system is in Spanish and it is complicated ouch! I speak Spanish but not techie Spanish πŸ˜‰

      • writersisland

        Well, best of luck with your cache cleaning Pamela! I know a few things about computers, enough to get myself in trouble at times, and what I know is because of my son Justin, the real computer genius (his career) — so when I get stuck, I call on him. He is my unofficial Island IT… πŸ˜‰

      • Love all these comments on my world! (Still chuckling!) I must admit, it’s been quite a struggle getting through the chilly Winter waves in my world but I was determined to make it to the warming sun of your island Rob!

  10. I posted this earlier, but it doesn’t seem to have shown up; so I am going to try again. If it is a duplicate, you can remove it…but I have been watching for it to appear, and I don’t see it. Here’s mine:

    • writersisland

      I am not an expert Mary, on how the Island’s Spamonator works, but I think it gets confused if you add your last name, if it is used to seeing only your fist name — and that may have absolutely nothing to do with it, could be the Spamonator simply is a temperamental old cuss like Ole’ Jib McGinnis the Island’s portmaster? Click on Ole Jib’s name if you’d like to meet him. He can be persnickety but he really looks out for all of us here on Writer’s Island… πŸ˜‰

      • Thanks, I wondered. I will continue to just use my first name then! Makes sense!

      • writersisland

        So, to confuse matters a bit more, now that the Spamonator has seen (and approved) both Mary and Mary Kling — you can probably use either?… 😐 (I think)

  11. A Dogged Dame

    A rough first draft for this week’s prompt – games with grandson are taking priority today.

  12. That was the wrong link. Sorry folks. should give you the poem.

  13. This worked really well with this week’s Sunday Scribblings. Thanks!

  14. A weekend at my folks’ place in Montana’s Seeley-Swan valley inspired this piece. Actually, it was a trip up the creek on “floaties” with my daughter. I tipped over once…let me say, after a wet cold spring. FREEZING!!

  15. Michael Fishman

    Hi all… Here are my thoughts on a ‘gift’.

  16. This prompt has found a great deal of fruition. I’m back to my blogs and found it popping up in each one of them.

    Farewell Ritual – A gift my Mother and I made together and will be cherished.

    A Bit About Hope – a song that perches in the soul,


    A little late to the island it seems, but I hope no one minds if I post my take on this prompt. My poem is simply called, Gift.

  18. it’s great to be participating in the revived WI… this week’s was able to participate… old love grows new

  19. Hey, it’s Lori, I made it!! Took me long enough…trying to catch up with everyones beautiful work. I’ll try not to be a stranger πŸ™‚

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