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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 15 (Sunshine)

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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"Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 15 (Sunshine) is an article I write each week.

I choose a single word prompt and hope it inspires us to be creative.

You can write whatever you want. It can be a poem, short story, song or any combination.

The only requirement is that you try to relax and have a bit of fun while writing.

I'm looking forward to read your next masterpiece.

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Wonderful Weather This Week

I guess I complained about the cold weather and raindrops long enough, for we were blessed with terrific weather this week.

The temperatures seem like Summer and it's only May, but I will gladly enjoy each moment.

I don't have central air at my place, so it's window air conditioners.

Luckily I had left one in the window from last Winter, so I only needed to uncover it.

Of course, with our Winters I had barricaded it pretty good with insulation to keep out those cold drafts.

In any case, it's uncovered and working.

I have one more air conditioner that goes in my bedroom and hope to get that finished later this week.

I'm just grateful I had one that was easy access.

Since the heat is finally here, I decided to get started on my flowerbeds. I spent most of Saturday outside digging up weeds and preparing the ground.

Then it was off to purchase a few flowers and make a stop by my mother's house. She wanted me to plant some flowers in her front yard, so it's been a busy day.

I'm sure I missed reading some terrific articles, but I will make up for it later.

So let's get on with this week's word prompt.

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Inspiration

We can find inspiration almost anywhere.

Take a stroll in a nearby park or simply go outside in your back yard. Take a moment to look around. Listen with your senses.

What do you hear? What can you see? Do you smell anything?

Maybe the grass feels good against your bare feet or you get a rock in your shoe.

Try looking at the world from the eyes of a child. Remember how everything seems magical when you are young.

Breathe in and let yourself relax. Pay attention to details.

Don't be afraid to dream. See where your thoughts take you.

Put on your headphones or turn on the radio. Music is great for inspiration.

Keep a notebook handy or use your mobile phone to jot down a few notes.

Don't fret if nothing comes to mind. If there is one thing I know, trying to force the words onto the page doesn't work.

When our thoughts flow naturally, we are more creative.

Word Prompt = Sunshine

This week's word prompt is "sunshine."

This word can mean alot of different things.

It can be the direct sunlight coming from the sun.

Or maybe it's like the Stevie Wonder song, " You are The Sunshine of My Life" or John Denver's song, "Sunshine On My Shoulders."

It could be the sunshine that makes the beautiful flowers grow or puts a smile on your face.

You decide which direction to go with this prompt. Surprise me.

Grab you pen and start writing down a few notes. Have fun!

I can't wait to see what we come up with for this one.

In your darkest hour, give thanks, for in due time, the morning will come. And it will come with a ray of sunshine.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

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Highlights This Week

I have to admit this word prompt even stumped me. I assumed it would conjure up alot of great poetry and short stories, but I was beginning to get worried.

Finally they started pouring in all at once.

Maybe the word childhood is too broad, or it overwhelmed us with a flood of memories.

I know I personally had a hard time deciding what to write. It was like I needed forever to describe my childhood.

The responses we received this week were all very good. Many of them touched our hearts.

Ravi Rajan wrote one from a different angle where the person is on his way to Mars and recalling his childhood memories.

He remembers his childhood dog and the flower valley where he used to play. These thoughts overwhelm him with the desire to go home.

If you wish to read this one, the link is below.

While reading through the comment section, I came across an article written by AB Williams.

She has written an article about her parents from a child's point of view. ( her own words)

It is definitely worth reading. The link is below.

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Peace Tobe Dike Hits a Grand Slam

In Tobe's introduction she tells us Childhood is a very memorable time in our lives.

Then she takes us on a journey down memory lane in her childhood.

It sounds like she had a very supportive father and a loving mother. You can sense the joy inside her heart as you read each word.

Her father was very influential in her life. He took her to school every day, made sure she had the supplies she needed and helped her with her studies.

It is so touching and heartfelt as she mentions the moments with her dad. When he helped her with her study, she had to remain inside while the neighborhood children played nearby. Needless to say she didn't get much work done.

She attended boarding school and missed being away from her family. The loving arms of her mother welcomed her home.

Her poem, "My Childhood Memories" is beautiful.

She really digs down deep and remembers the beginning moments of childhood, like when someone reads you a bed time story.

The only care in the world was new toys and playing with friends.

She goes into detail sharing games they used to play. Then remembers how she loved spending what little bit of money she had on a treat...bubble gum.

To this day, she carries a bit of that youthful magic with her. Her face still lights up when she see a rainbow.

She also writes an acrostic poem, "If I Could Go Back in Time" that really describes Childhood.

Remembering the days of endless chocolate and laughter with no despair in sight. Dancing in the rain, enjoying holidays, the innocence of a child with no obligations.

I am certain you will enjoy her work.

To read her article follow the link below.


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John Hansen Hits the Nail on the Head

John has combined two word prompts, "raindrops" and "childhood" in this article, but since this week's prompt is on childhood I am focusing on it.

First of all, I want you to take notice of John's introduction in this piece.

He talks about writer's block and the value of prompts. This is something we should all read.

We often don't have writer's block, but it's just the topic or where to begin.

Once we solve that, the words seem to flow and word prompts or challenges do help.

He talks about a few challenges that might be of interest. Check them out.

For childhood he incorporated Bill Holland's picture challenge along with the word prompt. It fits both wonderfully.

In his micro fiction story, "He Will Be Back Soon" he tells the story from the eyes of a child. It is intense and shows the struggle the child feels inside as he tries to comfort his mother.

He is grateful they have shelter to protect them.

He is tired and hungry as he anxiously awaits his Father's return. He knows everything will be okay then.

In his next poem, "Childhood - an Acrostic Haiku Poem" he shows us the importance of not wasting a day.

Childhood is here one moment and gone the next.

Being happy is the key, as we know when we reminisce about those days.

He did a great job on both of these, as well as the rest if his article.

Take a moment to read his work. The link is below.

"How To Instantly Get In The Writing Mood! - Abbie Emmons"

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Previous Word Prompts

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Responses to Word Prompt

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 09, 2021:

Week 15 ~ Sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 22, 2021:

Sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 18, 2021:

Sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 17, 2021:

Check out Alyssa's writing for "sunshine"

https://letterpile.com/poetry/poetry-prompt-15

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 16, 2021:

Sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 06, 2021:

Read Nithya Venkat's writing for Sunshine.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Sunshine-You-Bring-M...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 29, 2021:

Read everyone's work on sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 29, 2021:

Take a moment to read Rodric Anthony's work.

https://discover.hubpages.com/literature/Sunshine-...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 29, 2021:

Post links here sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 28, 2021:

Tske a moment to read Vidya D Sagar's writing.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-Sunshine-Brings...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 28, 2021:

Take a moment to read John Hansen's writing.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Sunshine-On-My-Shoul...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 28, 2021:

Post links to sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 27, 2021:

Take a moment to read Ravi Rajan's poem.

He has written it in a different style called Renga.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/My-Beautiful-Lover

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on May 27, 2021:

Hi, Brenda my poem for the prompt "sunshine" is as below.Hope you like it.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/My-Beautiful-Lover

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 27, 2021:

Take a moment to read Tobe Dike's work.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Radiant-Sunshine...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 27, 2021:

Tobe

I haven't read this one yet, bit I will.

I'm going to post to word prompt article.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 27, 2021:

Post links for sunshine

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on May 27, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

here's my link to sunshine.

http://hub.me/aotlZ

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 27, 2021:

Post links here

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 26, 2021:

Sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 26, 2021:

Post links for sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 26, 2021:

Take a moment to read Pamela Oglesby's story & poem.

https://letterpile.com/creative-writing/Sunshine-S...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 26, 2021:

Post links for sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 25, 2021:

Check out my response for sunshine

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Poem-Sunshine-Makes-...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 25, 2021:

Take a moment to read Umesh Bhatt's poem on Sunshine.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Where-is-my-sunshine...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 25, 2021:

Word prompt is sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 25, 2021:

Highlights of last week.

Post here for sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 24, 2021:

Sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 24, 2021:

Post links for sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 24, 2021:

Vidya,

Thank you.

We've been having alot of sunshine here lately.

I've been enjoying it.

I look forward to reading your writing.

I hope your day is going well.

VIDYA D SAGAR on May 24, 2021:

A wonderful prompt again this week Brenda. We have loads of sunshine here right now. Hope I can create something interesting. Looking forward to reading everybody's response. Thanks Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 24, 2021:

Sunshine...posts links here

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 23, 2021:

This week's word prompt article

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 23, 2021:

Alyssa

Thank you.

Sunshine does seem fitting for us right now.

I really enjoyed that video on Writer's block too.

Hope you are enjoying our summer like weather.

Alyssa from Ohio on May 23, 2021:

What a perfect prompt! I appreciate the video on writer's block as well. Very helpful! :)

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 23, 2021:

Sunshine

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 23, 2021:

Bill,

I had no idea the Sunshine didn't grace your little part of the world that much.

I really enjoy seeing it...even on a cold Winter day.

Thanks for sharing...oh my, 80 days.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 23, 2021:

Tobe

You really dug down deep and poured some beautiful words onto the page for us to read.

It was lovely.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 23, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you.

Sometimes I wonder about it too...but the words will flow naturally when it's time.

In my case...when I least expect it.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 23, 2021:

Misbah

Awe...this is so sweet.

Thank you so much.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 23, 2021:

Rosina

I'm with you.

I love reading everyone's work.

We will have to see what sunshine conjurs up.

Take care gal.

Enjoy your Sunday.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 23, 2021:

Ravi

You are so welcome.

I loved your futuristic outlook.

Hopefully sunshine will be a good one for us to write on.

Take care & have a nice day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 23, 2021:

Not the word I would have chosen for Olympia, Washington. We see it, on average, 80 days each year. lol I look forward to the responses. Happy Sunday to you!

Peace Tobe Dike from Delta State, Nigeria. on May 23, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

Thank you for mentioning me. Highly appreciated .

"Sunshine" is a good one and I'm looking forward to all the responses.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 23, 2021:

Thank you for the 15th word prompt. Time will tell if I get some inspiration for 'sunshine'. I'll look forward to reading all the responses.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on May 23, 2021:

Thanks a lot for sharing another nice prompt, Sunshine. As someone has said "Never give up. Today is difficult, tomorrow will be worse, but the next day will be the sunshine." I would say thanks for being the ray of sunshine, dear friend.

God Bless You always

Happy Sunday

Rosina S Khan on May 23, 2021:

I really had fun reading all the poems of last week's word prompt: Childhood. This week's word prompt: Sunshine is stunning as well. Cant wait to read the sparks that arise from fellow writers based on the prompt. Let them pour in bountifully.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on May 22, 2021:

Thanks, Brenda for mentioning my poem. Appreciate it."Sunshine" is again an interesting prompt that would bring in a lot of sunshine from our talented poets. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 22, 2021:

Peggy

Thank you so much!

I really appreciate your kind words and well wishes.

That is so sweet.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 22, 2021:

The word sunshine should inspire many thoughts. You seem to be on a roll with this word prompt series. Good for you! May your days ahead be filled with sunshiny days in every meaning possible.

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