Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Flash 55 PLUS!

Greetings to all poets and friends! It is time for this month's Flash 55 Challenge. The rules of this prompt are simple: Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.



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PLUS! 

For the optional extra part of this challenge, I invite you to include the word EXTREME/ EXTREMES in your title or the body of your work. The following site showcases 10 "Extreme" themed quotes, which may provide some food for thought: www.ranker.com


22 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Here I am again!
The 3 schedules of Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, somehow all had my name up for this week. This has not allowed for our usual variety of hosts, I'm afraid.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Kerry, I love your prompts so I'm not complaining. ;)

That Girl said...

Enjoyed the song... im a huge 80's music fan! hello, first time here , blog hopping by =)

Fireblossom said...

I love Billy Joel, and extremes have been visiting me lately! maybe I can come up with something.

C.C. said...

I love Billy Joel, but took my direction more from the quotes you linked us too :-)

Outlawyer said...

Kerry==your prompts are always terrific. I am struggling between knee issues and trying to do something about a children's novel (and job), and it's left me rather low and unposty, I'm afraid, though I've been doing some paintings (without elephants), so that's been a kind of bright spot. Will see. k.

Gillena Cox said...

A happy Saturday to you Kerry, thanks for a busy week of prompts
really enjoyed the challenge

much love...

brudberg said...

Oh Extremes... somehow i think that what extremes is like a noose that tightens... like being stuck on a ledge somewhere... Thank you for the inspiration.

liv2write2day said...

I enjoy writing within limits like this. Thanks for the challenge.

Hannah said...

I always enjoy your challenges, Kerry! I scrolled through most of the 50 the other day just for memory sake...you've really had some wonderful ones!

Thank you!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

It just happened that I read a very extreme story soon after seeing your prompt. The word limit was good, as I think sometimes such events are best written of with restraint; they do not need highly coloured language, having their own intrinsic drama beyond any we could add.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

PS I didn't look at the quotes until after I'd written and posted – but how perfect the one I belatedly chose!

Jim said...

That's fine with this visitor, Kerry. Hard on you as you also have your job. Anyway, I like the fun 55 flash writing.
I am not a Billy Joel fan, don't really know a lot of his songs. Guess I was in another world when he was popular. Or they weren't played on my rock stations.
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grapeling said...

well, I doubled up with the 50 prompt. 55 is the new 50, I guess... ~

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hedgewitch said...

Trying again without the medication induced typos! (Not that I need medication for typos!)Thanks Kerry for the challenges, especially this one, which, after reading Shay's and yours, actually inspired me to write something for the first time in a month. Sorry to be so absent fellow toads.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Karin, I tried to leave a comment, but your page froze then disappeared. I will attempt to fill in my thoughts a little later.

Other Mary said...

Thanks for all your work this week Kerry. I always love a 55!

liv2write2day said...

I'm having problems with many Google sites accepting my wordpress blog. I have an inactive blogger account and I suppose it's punishing me for abandoning it. So, if I comment with it, it's because it won't let me do anything else. Sorry.

angieinspired said...

Took yesterday's dinner conversation with my brother nearly verbatim for this one:) We get extreme when we're hungry, tired, thirsty, and celebrating another year of living...right??

Susie Clevenger said...

You always have fantastic challenges for us. Thanks for all you do!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Coming in late, I haven't done a 55-word challenge in awhile. I always have trouble deciding what is 55 words so I wrote the poem without a title and it's exactly 55 words that way. Extreme was a good prompt it made me come up with something really different. Thanks for taking the time to put up these prompts for us, Kerry, I appreciate it!

Got a question. Why don't we ever do an image prompt? I'm not complaining but once an awhile an image prompt might be fun.

Take care Toads! Hugs!