Prompt #19 for 2010: Breakthrough

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New prompt(s) are posted every Saturday. Consider the prompt in depth, then let inspiration carry you. 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. Please leave whatever expanded comment you wish as a part of your posted link. You can also reply directly to any other comment.

••> The nineteenth prompt for 2010 is: BREAKTHROUGH. Some definitions are: • invention, • advancement, • enhancement, • improvement, • refinement… examples could be: • an act or instance of breaking through an obstacle – such as reaching a place of genuine communication with someone; • achieving success after many attempts – such as a breakthrough agreement; • a sudden advance especially in knowledge or technique, the discovery/invention perspective – such as a medical or technological breakthrough; • a person’s first notable success, such as a breakthrough novel… you get the picture. What ever strikes you, express it.

So please consider the word and its many interpretations, and tell us in your words (poem, prose, flash fiction, etc.) the who, what, where, when, why or how regarding breakthrough — include any visual image you might want to incorporate, and let yourself 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!!! 😉


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67 responses to “Prompt #19 for 2010: Breakthrough

  1. Guess I’m first, wow! Mine is a breakthrough brought to me on wings.

    Summer of Feathered Graces


  2. No breakthrough in sight for this recession…
    Here’s mine: BREAKTHROUGH

  3. Thank you for this prompt..I often forget about this moment.

  4. I wrote this poem this morning based on yesterday’s experience:

  5. This is a true story about how my father survived as an infant. He was born January 18, 1916 so it is obvious he was just a couple of months old when this happened. Here’s the link:

  6. systematicweasel

    A bit of recycling for this prompt, time is not on my side this week, LOL! I’ve got two for the prompt and they can be found at the link below.


    • writersisland

      Sleep well Viv, there’s a nice hammock over there in the shade of those two big banana palms, if you’re interested — and thank you for sharing… 😉

  7. Another great prompt – thank you. 🙂

    Mine is here

  8. oh – i have a breakthrough as well – combined with a magpie if that’s ok….?
    it’s here – “consume me”

  9. tillybud

    Here are mine; three short poems on different kinds of breakthroughs.

    I will comment tomorrow on everyone else’s.

  10. I am bit late had a earth quake in the weekend
    That was a bit of a break look at

  11. Rob and all the Islanders….im taking some time offffffffffffffffffff from poetry to recharge that part of my R brain… do MORE painting with the good ole R brain……enjoy your writing everyone…..I will check in from time to time to read some of your great words…..happy trails

    • writersisland

      The beaches will be sad without you Wayne — but the very best with the painting! 😉

    • I know how you feel man. My wife Kathy and I just walked in after spending the day at what has become Portland’s largest Arts & Crafts festival — she and I are now both highly inspired to get back to creating our visual art…


  12. Thanks for the prompt. Look forward to reading.

    Be Inspired Today! Bisous, Love and Light, Sender

  13. Off prompt, to be sure, but Tuesday’s instalment of Sleeping Under the Stairs is here:

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