This is our first fledgling blog carnival! I am pleasantly surprised at the creativity of some of the submissions. Hosting what can be seen as a creative writing carnival is something that is very new to me. At this juncture I am inclined to leave things in the same order presented by BlogCarnival.com, which is probably the order that these posts were submitted.
To be honest, I was afraid that nobody would take notice or advantage of the prompt provided for this Edition. The prompt read simply “Yonder in the distance lies, solemnly in the dark, the one whose soft and gentle eyes pierce my wounded heart.” That’s it.
When I saw the title of the first post I figured that I was right about the prompt being ignored. Then I read the post and oh my, what a surprise!
Surbhi Bhatia wrote Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head posted over at The Viewspaper. I like that blog title. I like the post even more! What a great story, and one that fits quite nicely with the prompt. Thank you, Surbhi! I was really caught off guard!
Robert Terrell shared every night freight trains written at the existential poet. Robert says, “The Existential Poet blog contains original haiku of poet Robert Terrell. I write about many subjects – seasonal, inner states and moon haiku, with an existential attitude.” This one is certainly something to think about. It’s amazing how so few words can really make you think so deeply. I’ve got to check out more of your haiku, Robert, anything about the moon is definitely reading material for me!
Rowena Hebert provides a list of 100 Twitter Feeds That Will Improve Your Writing. This post, over at Online Degree Programs.org: Top Online Degrees, was almost in violation of the no-advertising rule but because Rowena provided us with such a great service, I closed my eyes to that part. Thank you, Rowena! I’m still going through the list but have connected with several on that list already. It’s amazing to have them all in a list in one place! No more cheating! 🙂
Don’t worry, we haven’t lost our way! We’re going right back to that prompt!
Barbara Ehrentreu presents The Last Poem A Day for Day 30 – April is over! posted last year at Barbara’s Meanderings. Barbara tells us how, “This reminded me of my now deceased Newfoundland dog, Mr. Flash, who unfortunately died at the age of twelve and a half from Lyme disease. I wrote a whole post about him and included a poem I wrote about him too. The prompt reminds me of the last moments we saw him and the sadness we felt when we knew we would never see him again.” What Barbara did was the other option — she related the prompt to something she had already written! Another moving story and one that I can certainly relate to, too many times. I felt the love, Barbara, thank you for sharing!
Evelyn Hunter (that’s me) shows us where this Edition’s writing prompt came from with some Discovered Old Writings posted right here on the Write Sprite’s Blog. It comes from something I wrote nearly 30 years ago. Oh dear, I’m dating myself!
That concludes our First Edition. I cannot express how amazed, grateful, and moved I am by what you guys sent in! Please, please, please feel free to submit your blog articles to the next edition of the Writing-Prompt Carnival using our carnival submission form. The upcoming prompt is, “There’s nothing more dangerous than a boy with charm.” (It’s a selection of lyrics from a Christina Aguilera song.) Take it, run with it, create around it, and then submit it! I will publish a reminder post soon.
Remember, I am open to any prompts you guys think of and care to submit for upcoming Carnivals. Just indicate that you are submitting a prompt. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.