Tag Archives: haiku

Three

Today’s prompt is all about trios, triptychs, and other things that come in three parts.

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  • Write a new post on your iBlog in response to the prompt.

Need more ideas? Not sure what to write around Three? We’re here to help:

  • Write about the three objects, books, songs, people, or places that best tell the story of the past year in your life.
  • Share a photo that makes great use of the rule of thirds. (Or, as an alternative, go for an image that showcases three subjects, whether they’re human, inanimate, or something else.)
  • Haiku famously call for three verses. Write a few (maybe… three?) about something you saw on your last walk.
  • Publish a short story or a piece of memoir composed of three sections or vignettes.
  • Think about where you were — geographically, mentally, academically, or any other way — three years ago. What’s the biggest change you’ve gone through during that period?

Light

Let’s set aside dark and heavy for a day, and focus on light instead.

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  • Write a new post on your iblog in response to the prompt.

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  • Describe the last time you felt positively lighthearted and carefree.
  • Candles, desk lamps, screen glare, the sun: tell us about the light source that you find most conducive to writing.
  • Share a photo with a particularly dramatic arrangement of light and shade.
  • Focus on any of the other (many) meanings of “light,” from “non-serious” or even “frivolous,” to “weightless” or “a prominent person in a specific field.”
  • Poets, you know what to do: stars, feathers, a dusting of snow, or a roaring fireplace are the stuff ballads and haiku are made of.

Open

In these days of lockdowns, closures, and physical distancing, what does Open mean to you?

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  • Write a new post on your iBlog in response to the prompt.

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  • Describe a memorable experience in a wide-open space: a desert hike, a picnic, an old-school train station…
  • Tell us about a store, restaurant, or public venue that’s currently closed, and that you can’t wait to see reopen.
  • Write a haiku (or several) in which “open” is the final word.
  • Share a story about a time when you or someone you know acted with open-mindedness and curiosity.
  • Post a photo that invokes a feeling of openness (for you, at least) and tell us when, where, and why you took it.

Pairs

Birds in the hand, peas in a pod: today is about pairs.

Ready to roll? All you need to do is…

  • Write a new post on your iBlog in response to the prompt.

Need more ideas? Not sure what to write around Pairs?

  • Pick two people who don’t seem to have much in common — people you know, celebrities, historical figures, fictional characters, up to you! — and write a story about what happens when they’re forced to spend time together.
  • Pair different media in one post: add images to a story, add video to a photo essay, add sketches to a collection of haiku.
  • Tell us about the best meal you’ve ever had, the best trip you’ve ever taken, or the best book you’ve ever read, and pair each one with a song. Bonus points for embedding the songs in your post!
  • Look at your nearest pair of shoes. What stories do the scuffs tell?