Monday, 11 June 2018

Visual Verse

Each month, Visual Verse offer an image as a prompt and invite writers to come up with a short story or poem in just one hour. (You start when you like and time yourself.) It's probably more of a personal challenge than a competition against others, although as they say they'll publish 'up to 100 writers over the course of the month' it seems reasonable to suppose that they'll select the best pieces.

This seems to me like a fun thing to do. Can you spare an hour to have a go? If that's too long, or you fancy a warm up, you can try this challenge – I'm giving you three minutes, starting from now, to write something prompted by this image. You can either post it below, or if you decide to keep working on it and submit it somewhere, just say that's what you're doing.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's a good prompt. Too early for my brain to work though.

Mark B said...

She was no pillar by any stretch.
Nor pilloried as were others.
Love the heavenly arch,
strength of the mason's art.
Her soft cheek and kindness,
the limestone cat wrapped
around her feet, will endure.
The landlady immortalised
by a mason's gentle stoning.

Had to spend some time making my three minutes mess readable.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy ... brilliant poem by Mark. I don't think I can write a poem, let alone come close to Mark's ...though love the prompt photo - cheers Hilary

Patsy said...

Save it for later then, Alex.

Patsy said...

Excellent effort, Mark! I especially like the 'gentle stoning'.

Patsy said...

Poetry isn't my strong point either, Hilary. If I enter the comp, I'll go for the short story option.

Anonymous said...

thanks Patsy, have reblogged on my own blog,useful prompt and fun exercise

Mark Noce said...

Definitely a cool idea:)