It’s been a few weeks since I’ve taken part in Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, but through a combination of having submitted all of my university assessments yesterday, and procrastinating from the large stack of reading that I still need to get through, I decided that I had enough time to give it a go this weekend.
For those of you who don’t already know, the Weekend Writing Prompt is a weekly challenge that provides both a prompt word and picture, along with specific prose and poetry challenges for those who want to take the extra challenge. Today’s prompt word was “fragment”, so, without any more time wasting on my part, I hope you enjoy my takes on this prompt!
The Challenge: Tell a story in five sentences about why the ground is cracking up in the below photo. Don’t forget to mention what implications it might have for your character(s).
There isn’t enough time. From right beneath our feet, the lands begin to crack in two, splinters ricocheting through the soil. I glance to my left and send a desperate glance at Jamie, but she only shakes her head; there’s no way out. We tripped the switch and released the trap: the trap that will be our end. There’s nothing to do now but close our eyes and pray.
The Challenge: Write a five line poem that includes at least three of the following synonyms for “fragment”: piece, splinter, snippet, particle, break, shatter, fracture, disintegrate, crack.
Splintering across the night’s sky,
Or shattering through a field of ice,
Cracking through these lands awry
I finally pay the final price:
The toxic spreads – my sacrifice.