Prompt #9 for 2011: Improvise

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We are pleased to now be in our fifth (5th) 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 ninth prompt for 2011 is “IMPROVISE”, inspired by our little friend here making clever use of the phone books.

So consider the various meanings of the word, such as… • to compose, recite, play, or sing spontaneously • to make, invent, or arrange offhand • to make or fabricate out of, or make use of, what is conveniently on hand, such as to improvise a meal • to ad-lib, extemporize, or fake — let the word improvise spark your muse… or choose to go in your own direction with your piece this week. 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!!! 😉

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35 responses to “Prompt #9 for 2011: Improvise

  1. An improvised, but ever-enduring symbol of true love: Touch of Love

  2. My third attempt to post this link, not sure why it’s having trouble, if you see this numerous times, my apologies.

    http://aninklingofsorts.blogspot.com/2011/02/improvising-parenthood.html

  3. Thanks very much for your help in inspiring two of the haiku in my Musical Haiku Quartet.

  4. Didn’t think I would make it today, but here is my attempt.
    I started writing this a few days ago and changed it to fit the prompt.
    Thanks!
    http://flaubert-poetrywithme.blogspot.com/2011/02/paths-of-reason-writers-island-9.html

  5. Nice one! Ta! It is now in place on my blog.

  6. Improvisation. In every jazzer’s toolbox!

    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/485/

    Thanks for the prompt! Amy

  7. writersisland

    Thank you Islanders all for your contributions, especially you who return consistently to these shores for inspiration! Though circumstances have meant I be less active in recent weeks, I certainly enjoy conjuring prompts — and will continue to do so, as long as there are poets/writers like you who embrace them. I foresee my ability to participate increasing in the near future, and I hope to do just that. Welcome to Writer’s Island…!

  8. Hey, I’m not too late, am I! Here is my piece, somewhat light and just for the fun of poeming!
    http://phoenix-em.com/mariyakoleva/2011/03/improvise-a-light-piece/

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