Prompt #13 for 2010: Titles

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β€’β€’> The “lucky” thirteenth prompt for 2010 is something a little different — just for fun. The prompt is: TITLES… Please permit me to explain a bit more. Go grab your favorite music album/CD that contains a number of different songs. Look at the titles, then use all, or as many or few of these “complete” titles as you wish to create your written piece.

You can arrange them in any order, and may certainly use additional words, but you should try to use as many of them as possible. Also, each title you use you should include in its entirety, precisely as it is written, omitting no words. OK? OK — give it a spin, and have fun… πŸ˜‰

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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76 responses to “Prompt #13 for 2010: Titles

  1. Her’s my mix: <a href= PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER

  2. Irene

    This prompt brings me back to the 80s..

    method of modern love

  3. This one has really bamboozled me. I’ve already written two poems to this prompt, neither of which is worth putting up here. I’m off to try again…

    • writersisland

      Don’t make it too difficult for yourself Viv, if you only find inspiration from pairing a couple titles, or if you may not have them on a record/CD — that’s cool… there are some fine Cole Porter titles out there in GoogleLand for example, that would lend themselves well to poetry, build a poem from a pair of those… πŸ˜‰

    • The best sources are indeed websites. Best titles are from Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael… if you’re a city person, Duke Ellington offers a lot. Also Lennon/McCartney.

  4. I will be back with mine shortly
    I love this prompt!

  5. This was an enjoyable exercise, thanks! Into every life a little John Trudell should fall. He makes me think.

  6. Here are my pathetic attempts:

    and now I can enjoy everyone else’s

  7. systematicweasel

    For the prompt, I used titles of a lesser known band called Break of Reality. The short story I wrote for the prompt is called Parabolic Noise.


  8. A fevered dream inspired by Joni Mitchell: Burn

    • writersisland

      I see you brought your ‘fantasy lady’ to the beach, you’re lucky your wife is so understanding — perhaps we can coax Joni into doing a tune or two… πŸ˜‰

    • writersisland

      Glad you enjoyed it Keith, thank you for contributing — and always a pleasure to see you on the Island… πŸ˜‰

  9. Sorry, I’m later than usual. Had a very busy day.

    At The St. James Infirmary

  10. Great prompt. Here’s mine:

    Also just wanted to say a great big grateful THANK YOU to any who have taken the time to stop by and comment. It is SO appreciated, and I am hoping/trying to find/have/make/take the time to do the same.


    • writersisland

      Yo De, thank you for contributing — and its important that we all are aware that our visits to the other writers/poets is a key part of being a neighborly Islander… and you are… πŸ˜‰

      • You’re right, Islander! One of the things I enjoy about this blog is being able to visit the work of others in their own milieu. On Poetic Asides (where De and I often hang), you have the option of visiting their site, but the actual poem posted. This, too, offers advantages. Nice to have both options available – plus, your prompts are imaginative. Amy

      • Sorry if I have been “unneighborly” by not always finding the time to browse others’ sites. I hope one is still welcome here on weeks when time is short?

  11. Well, as usual, I did not follow the rules. Titles

    • writersisland

      Rules schmules Annie, you participated and that is what counts — and I ‘fixed’ your link here so it now goes straight to your post… πŸ˜‰

  12. Cheating, in this case, is a very good thing.

    • Ugh. Ignore this. At 2:23 a.m., I’ve confused myself and must try this one more time and finally get this comment in its proper place.

      • I found your post by clicking on your name, but couldn’t find a place to comment on it.

        I love your collages, explanations, embroidery on the right of your blog, and your taste in books!

      • writersisland

        All Islanders get confused sometimes Annie, its all the tropical beauty that surrounds us here — makes us light-headed… and see, Viv found your post… πŸ˜‰

      • writersisland

        Don’t worry, be happy — smile Annie… and have a MaiTai, or a lemonaide… πŸ˜‰


    I’ve gone right back to my less than heady youth for this!

    • writersisland

      Cool Brenda, thanks for taking us along — and how very cool is ‘The Chairman’ Mr. Frank! Nice to see you on the beach this fine day… πŸ˜‰

  14. Mine will come in a few hrs time πŸ™‚ I am still doing up the image XD~

    • writersisland

      We’re all over here by the ‘refreshment’ cabana, so take your time Riika — the waves are beautiful today and we’re all just hangin’ mellow… πŸ˜‰

    • writersisland

      No ‘late’ on the Island Mary, we through the clocks away long ago — nice to see you strolling the beach, and thank you for sharing… πŸ˜‰

    • writersisland

      A bit nice of you to share Totomai, thank you — and we all run on Island time here, which automatically makes all of us punctual, no matter when we arrive… πŸ˜‰

  15. b_y

    Wasn’t a huge stretch to add a little more blues to the mix. Look for Title Me the Blues It was fun.

  16. Mia

    Loved this prompt. I chose a Rascal Flatts album πŸ™‚

  17. This is my third and final post before leaving for three weeks for L.A. The prompt was even more inspiring than I thought! See you when I get back in late August! Amy

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