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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 37 (Experiment)

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

Article Summary

"Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 37" is an article to help inspire our creativity.

I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination.

"How to re-draft and edit a poem ~ guided interactive tutorial by Simon Mole X National Literacy Trust"

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Introduction

The actual night our little community held beggars night it was pouring down rain, so not too many ghosts and goblins were out trick or treating door to door.

No worries though, for our town has several little gatherings for the children to enjoy some Halloween fun.

One such event is held by the church I attend. Each year they do Trunk or Treat.

Everyone pulls their vehicles into the church parking lot with the trunks open. Usually the vehicle is decorated to make the night a bit more eerie.

Then candy is passed out to anyone who wears a costume.

This year it was held on October 31 between 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm. before it got dark.

There is always a great turnout from the community and this year was no exception.

This was just one event. There were others too.

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The universe is full if magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

— Eden Phillpots

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Inspiration

Alot of times, we tend to be in a rush. We post our work without taking the time to read it.

We should get in the habit of reading our words like we are the reader. Making certain the meaning we are trying to convey, actually comes across.

Did we use the right expressions to paint a picture inside the viewers mind?

Don't be afraid to change the words you have written on the first draft.

There are times I let my work sit overnight or even a week, then I read it again with a fresh prospective.

Usually, there is always something I need to change.

I try to tighten my words, with the theory that less is better, as long as I get my point across.

Word Prompt = Experiment

This week I've chosen the word, "Experiment."

An experiment is a test or a trial procedure. It is usually carried out under controlled conditions to discover an unknown effect.

Maybe it's a simple study in school about how magnets work or something simple like coloring Easter Eggs.

Or it's a new dish you whip up in the kitchen.

Maybe you take a different route to work to see if it saves you time.

Everyday we create experiments without even realizing we do.

Like what shoes looks good with the outfit we dressed ourselves in today. Or what side dishes will compliment that homemade meatloaf.

Or maybe we are like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and want to find a secret to youthfulness. What tiny experiments do you try to feel younger again?

Maybe you feel like an experiment in progress like a new mom who gets very little sleep.

Or you feel like a guinea pig when you take part in a clinical trial test for a new drug.

Maybe you are experimenting with a new hobby, planting flowers, or attempting to learn how to repair something.

I'm not sure what our muse can do with this word prompt, but let's give it a try.

Make it witty, full of emotions, sad, happy or just a simple story.

Like last week, send me your responses via email.

Life is an experiment in which you may fail or succeed.

Explore more,

Expect Least.

— Santosh Kalvar

"5 Mind-Blowing Food Science Experiments To Do At The Kitchen ~ Kids Science by TheDadLab"

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Highlights This Week

I want to first thank everyone for working with me to continue our word prompt series.

Despite our ability to comment, we've managed to proceed. I'm very proud of each one of you.

This week we've had some interesting responses for the word, "Strength."

John Hansen actually wrote a poem, "The Pillars of Samson" for a challenge by Ann Carr which suits this week's word prompt word prompt perfectly.

This poem, "The Pillars of Samson" tells us the story about Samson & Delilah.

Samson confesses his secret to her while under the influence of drinking and she deceives him.

She cuts his hair off causing him to lose his strength.

He is tortured & tossed in prison, but in the end he gets his strength back when he ask God for help.

(His hair had started to grow back too ~ returning his strength)

This one starts off a bit comical as he pulls us into his story with each intense detail.

Samson gets vengeance upon them in the end when the pillars fall.

This is a great story on Strength which I hope you all take the time to read.

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Chitrangada Sharan ~ Inner Strength

Chitrangada Sharan has written a very good article that talks about inner strength and self-confidence.

"Self Belief and Inner Strength: Our Most Valuable Assets" asks that question we often ask ourselves.

Why Me?

We all face problems, but what is important is how we deal with them.

She gives a very good example of a person who is negative all the time and nothing ever seems to work out.

Then she shows us examples of inner strength and how to achieve it.

These are qualities we need to find self belief.

She tells us "Your Inner Strength enables you, to be able to bear the adversaries of life, taking one positive step forward."

This is a wonderful article which shows us how to gain control over our life by using our inner strength.

Please follow the link below and read her work.

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Vidya D Sagar ~ Women Find Strength

Vidya D. Sagar writes about how women today are brave and succeed against great odds.

They don't allow their insecurities & fears to overwhelm them.

In her poem, "Women find Strength in Faith" she tells us about a confident woman who puts her faith in God.

She has seen turmoil but doesn't let her tears fall.

She never gives up. She faces each day with strength trusting that God will see her through another day.

"Strength-An Acrostic Poem" tells us a story about a woman who is courageous.

She uses her strength to fight for what she believes in.

She refuses to compromise her values, as she puts family, dignity & love first.

If you haven't read Vidya's work, please do so.

"How to know a poem is finished ~ How to write better poetry by Poetry Show"

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