Prompt #26 for 2010: Emerge

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We are pleased to now be in our fourth (4th) year here on the Island, providing writing prompts. New prompt(s) are posted every Saturday at 12:01 AM, U.S. East Coast Time. Consider the prompt in depth, then let inspiration carry you.

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••> The twenty sixth prompt for 2010, “EMERGE”, inspired by this image.


You can let yourself be inspired by this week’s word itself. What are the levels of meaning one might attach to the word ‘EMERGE’? For example: become manifest, become known, rise from, come into view, come into being, evolve from, come up, crop up, arise, materialize, spring up, surface, appear, show up, turn up, come about, or to transpire.

Or let this spellbinding surreal image from Winification evoke in you the inspiration to write. Hold it for a while in your mind’s eye, then whatever it is that strikes you as you view, express it.

So, the word ’emerge’ and it’s numerous meanings, or the image itself — whichever sparks your muse… or choose neither for your inspiration, and instead, go in your own direction with your piece. Just 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!!! 😉



Filed under Art, Creative Prompt

76 responses to “Prompt #26 for 2010: Emerge

  1. systematicweasel

    Taking a much needed break this weekend. See ya next week =)


  2. Thank you again for an inspiring prompt. Luckily I was able to draw on recent experience.

  3. This is an older poem that fits the prompt. May be back later with some prose.


    My approach is rather hackneyed but I hope I’ve written with feeling.

    • writersisland

      Yes you are Emmanuel, thank you — and we hope you are enjoying your visits, as much as we enjoy having you on the Island… 😉

  5. Awesome sci-fi/fantasy picture prompt. But I diverted into another view of Emerge: My Writer’s Island contribution

  6. Just a short haiku this time. Was prompted by the sights on my morning exercise route today:
    Haiku for Autumn

  7. I have been away traveling and just diving back into online poetry postings. Thanks for this prompt! Here is my emerge poem, titled “Knowledge.”

    My blog is called “On a Day Like Today.”

  8. b

    I just thought I needed to tell this story…for my children! I liked this prompt a lot!


    This prompt is so well organized and clear. Thank you guys for that.

    • writersisland

      Thank you B for sharing your story, and you are welcome — we’re pleased the prompt, and its presentation, resonated well for you… 😉

  9. I’ve doubled up on my prompts this week so unless I’m breaking a protocol of prompting here, you’ll find an emergence by clicking on my name above.

    • writersisland

      We do our best to avoid rules and protocols Dick, the world has way too many as it is — suggestions are as deep as we wade into the structure pool… like I suggest you visit the Island often, and that you enjoy yourself when you do… 😉

  10. I am really late with my post … been busy with friends.
    Thanks for the prompt.

  11. hello Islanders..!!!

    Am Ms.Meduri (Yamini Meduri, my name) from the Land of Dreams..!!!

    I live the Island and will defly take the prompt..asap..!!!

    welcome to my Land of Dreams..!!
    Thank you..!!!

  12. Hello all… Look forward to reading everyone…

    Here’s mine…

    Love and Light, Sender

  13. Though I am new here at Writer’s Island, I have seen many of you elsewhere, I felt this week’s prompt of Emerge fit perfectly into my post today…

    Thus, a simple thank you…

  14. hello wi, you’ve had some really great prompts lately… appreciate the work you’ve put into it and reviving the wi blog… the painting is also a wonderful addition to the weekly post… this week’s is just what i needed to launch a piece of poetry… dripping gray

    • writersisland

      You are most gracious Ms Pie, and your kind words are much appreciated! Hard to believe it was 4 years ago that these beaches opened — as long as I am able, the Island will remain, to welcome those who love to write… 😉

  15. b_y

    a family funeral over the weekend
    the cousins’ club

  16. Doing a lot of this lately, playing into the prompts directly.

  17. I may be the last one posting!

    Here’s mine for Emerge.

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