Week #23 prompt: Contingent

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••>The Week #23 prompt for 2011 is “CONTINGENT”.

Think of the many meanings of this word, for example: • likely but not certain to happen, • possible, • not logically necessary, • empirical, • happening by chance or unforeseen causes, • subject to chance or unseen effects, • unpredictable, • intended for use in circumstances not completely foreseen, • dependent on or conditioned by something else, • determined by free choice — these to name a few.

Whether you use the actual word in your piece, or not — meditate on contingent, then let it 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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21 responses to “Week #23 prompt: Contingent

  1. Ena

    Not sure if I used contingent in the correct way, but I did my best!


  2. I wrote this the other day, and tweaked it a bit to fit the prompt.
    Thanks for the prompt!

  3. This was a hard one. I contemplated it all day. Finally something came:


  4. Irene

    This isn’t about a contingency plan.

    the green designer

  5. The prompt reminds me of the contingent liability concept in Accounting. So am skipping this one 🙂 Hope to read others..


  6. Possibility, and trying to predict the future…


  7. Nimue

    This was good ! I wasn’t expecting myself to write but reading various meanings of the word just hooked me to it :


  8. Tom

    Hi there,

    I had Internet issues whilst publishing, contingencies were used in the making of this.

    All the best

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