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‘Bon Voyage’ prompt: Vision of the Future

Welcome to Writer’s Island. You will notice the Island drummers and dancers. We are having a ‘bon voyage’ party!!

This is the week we all sail off to new adventures, and the last week that Writer’s Island will be open and offering writing prompts — at least in the foreseeable future. To everyone who has walked the shores of this Island, you have truly enriched my life. You have brought your thoughts and inspiration from many fascinating places in this wide world, to freely and graciously share. It has been a marvelous experience to have been touched by each of you. You will not be forgotten — so I expect to see much dancing and celebration….

Publishing Writer’s Island has been, since 2007, one of my favorite passions, and it is my hope that it will again be able to be such in the future. Keep your hearts and spirits fluid and flowing and may the current of life course freely through you, to carry you in love, to your dreams. In the spirit of dreams and the future, I offer this as the ‘bon voyage’ Writer’s Island prompt.

••>The Week #25 prompt for 2011 is “VISION OF THE FUTURE”. Pardon my sentimentalism, but I have included a piece of art I created quite a number of years ago for my daughter, whose 39th birthday is next week. It was inspired by a photo taken of her and I in 1979, when she was 7. It is entitled: “A Father’s Love” which is filled with dreams of the future.

So it is simple this week, please meditate on your vision of the future, be it for yourself, or loved one(s), or for the world — then share it with us… or let the image above spark your muse. As always, feel free 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, wish you well!

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Bon voyage from the Island — may you always have fair skies, calm seas, and a gentle breeze at your back. 😉

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Week #22 prompt: (visual – see below)

Welcome to Writer’s Island.

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.

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.

••>OK, for the Week #22 prompt for 2011, we are going to change pace just a bit and focus strictly on a visual prompt — no word this week.

Please consider this fascinating image above from German surrealist, Michael Maier. How does it make you feel? What comes to mind as you look at it? Do you get an overall impression, or does a particular element stand out for you? What title might you give this dreamlike composition? Perhaps let that title be your prompt. Linger on the image, and then let it inspire you to write.

I will reveal the actual title of this work when I post next week’s prompt #23, but this week let’s allow only your reaction to this artwork to 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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Week #19 prompt: Season

Welcome to Writer’s Island.

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.

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.

••> OK, NaPoWriMo 2011 is now behind us, time to resume our weekly writing party here on the Island. The Week #19 prompt for 2011 is “SEASON”, inspired by this older collage of mine entitled “Seasons”.

After the rigors of creating a poem a day during April’s National Poetry Month here in the US, thought I’d keep it light and pleasant with a reflection on season. Where I live, Spring is late in coming and for those in the southern hemisphere, it’s Fall; but I think we all find the change of seasons welcome and refreshing, so take a deep breath, and wax on about one or all of them. And remember, season can have meanings beyond that of the cyclical calendar periods — so maybe surprise us.

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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Prompt #13 for 2011: Unlimited

Welcome to Writer’s Island.

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.

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 thirteenth prompt for 2011 is “UNLIMITED”, inspired by this wonderful image from jaime lluch.

So consider the various meanings of the word, such as… • reaching to forever, • unrestricted, • unconfined, • boundless, • infinite, • vast, • without exception, • unconditional, • unconstrained, • unrestrained, • unfettered — let the word unlimited spark your muse… perhaps let the image above be your inspiration… 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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Prompt #11 for 2011: Tribute

Welcome to Writer’s Island.

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.

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 eleventh prompt for 2011 is “TRIBUTE”.

Consider the many meanings of the word: • gift, • testimonial, • compliment, • acknowledgment, • contribution, • recognition, • remembrance, • commendation, • eulogy, • honor, • and the like — let the word tribute 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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Prompt #10 for 2011: Secret

Welcome to Writer’s Island.

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.

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 tenth prompt for 2011 is “SECRET”, inspired by this digital art piece entitled “The Secret”, by artist: rob kistner.

So consider the word secret, or take in and experience the digital art piece itself, and let either 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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Prompt #5 for 2011: Illusion

Welcome to Writer’s Island.

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.

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 fifth prompt for 2011 is “ILLUSION”, inspired by this interesting Dali image of a strange woman.

So as you contemplate reality, or your perception of it, let the word illusion 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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