Prompt #10 for 2010: Fork in the Road

Welcome to week ten (10) 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 tenth official re-opening prompt is one related to decisions. The prompt is: FORK IN THE ROAD… What is it that comes to mind when you think of an inevitable decision — is it: one you just passed; one you see ahead; one you face right now; perhaps a direction you took in the past that you celebrate, regret, or about which you’re still uncertain; maybe a direction you wish you’d taken; could be an actual fork in a real road you find beautiful, interesting, unusual; or maybe…? Tell us in your words (poem, prose, flash fiction) the who, what, where, when, why or how regarding choices — including any visual image you might want to incorporate. Look and see the intersection, then go with 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! As always, welcome to the the Island!!! πŸ˜‰



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71 responses to “Prompt #10 for 2010: Fork in the Road

  1. …a perspective on perspective — Always Options

  2. A decision that seemed nothing at the time.

    P.S. Does Carry On Tuesday still exist?

    • writersisland

      Nice to see you on the beach Brenda, and yes, COT exists — the link is in the right sidebar here… πŸ˜‰

  3. I followed the fork for a day out: ISAN MARKET DAY

  4. winedarksea

    …runnin’ with sharp objects — 26

  5. This will be my first submission to Writer’s Island. I found the Prompt inspiring and worth the write. I can’t wait to see where this prompt took others and hope you enjoy reading mine.
    I kept the title as I found it fitting.

    Fork in the Road

    • writersisland

      Welcome to Writer’s Island Robert, do make yourself comfortable — hope to see you become a regular here on the beach… πŸ˜‰

    • Stay with us, Robert. I commented that this should be required reading for teens… including your explanation of the use of the word ‘whore’ for effect rather than as an insult to women. Amy

  6. Here’s mine and it certainly is

    More Than One Fork In This Road

    • writersisland

      So very nice to see you on the Island again Elizabeth, you brighten up the beach… πŸ˜‰

      • I’d try a curtsy for the compliment, but there’s all that sand, and I’d probably take a header and be unable to stand back up because I’d be weak from all the laughter. Is that the “bight”, you are talking about?

    • writersisland

      We Islanders love challenges, thanks for bringing it ashore Keith… πŸ˜‰

    • Your blog wouldn’t accept my identity, and lost my reply. This story has been around for many years, but you have written it very well. Isn’t it strange that this prompt seems to have called up more prose than poetry?

  7. Sorry again – that link didn’t work. Try

  8. made this week’s prompt… …. glad to be back on the island… must be the air

  9. Light-hearted and just for fun (why not!), here is my poem…

  10. Anthony, I found your poem on your website, but I have no clue how to comment. I very much liked your Fork In The Road poem, though. Clever!

    • writersisland

      Scroll all the way to the bottom of Anthony’s post, down past the comments section, and you will find the place to leave yours Diane… πŸ˜‰

  11. systematicweasel

    A little late :D. Here is my take on the prompt, Frozen Empire.

  12. I’ve been watching you all and wishing I had the time to be a regular here…such great prompts! When I read this one, it brought to mind a poem I wrote a few months ago on the request of an English teacher to use as an example for her students…it’s called “Robert Frost”, and you will find it here:

    • writersisland

      Regular or not, it’s nice to see you on the Island Cynthia — and thank you for sharing this work… πŸ˜‰

    • My comment didn’t “take” on your blog, so here is (are) my two cents (in part, commenting on your “about me”):

      Cynthia, I barely finished high school, but I’m a life-long learner. Student of the road. Don’t put yourself down for having a so-so formal education, because your poetry shows you have never stopped reading, nor learning. Your take on Frost is wonderful, personal, and your observations on the paths of other women quite astute! In short, LOVED IT, BABE! Amy

      • Thank you so much for your kind words, Amy…and yes, I know, education comes in many forms, and as a formal education was unavailable to me, I just darn well did it myself! (Still hopeless at algebra, though…)

      • Cynthia, my dad once told me, “If you stop learning, you start growing old… and I don’t plan to get old anytime soon.” He was researching Macchu Picchu (sp) when he died at 80, was planning a trip there.

        School of life is the best. I have a masters degree, LOL.

  13. Whew! The conversation from Big Tent Poetry intersected with Writer’s Island fork in the road
    and I had

    A Visit With The Nay-Sayer


  14. Still not on-prompt, but a little diversion for the islanders:

  15. Written quickly, but I have to take what inspiration I can get…as I haven’t been writing to prompts or posting much lately. But, glad to be participating again!!

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