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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 38 (Rainbows)

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 38 (Rainbows)" is an article to help inspire our creativity.

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

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Forums Keep Us Connected

When we first started this jouney without comments I was a bit worried, but it seems like we are turning the corner.

Everyone is joining in on the forums to help post everyone's work and having discussions.

It might not be perfect, but I believe it is helping us to keep connected.

Just remember not to post your own work on the forum thread.

We will get through this because we are writers. We are a strong breed.



Inspiration can come to us in many ways.

We can get inspired by watching a video, by listening to a song, by taking a stroll outside, or simply by picking up a book to read.

Our Hubber, John Hansen, often times writes us poems when he is inspired by a book.

He even indulges us sometimes with his work in a series called, "Off the Shelf."

This week after a discussion about a poem I wrote, "Man in The Moon", he found the inspiration to write a poem of his own, "The Rabbit in the Moon.

If you haven't read these poems yet, please do. Just maybe you'll be inspired to write a poem or a short story of your own.

The point here is that we never really know what will give us that motivation to write.

It can often be something very simple.

So don't disregard your own thoughts. Pay attention and jot them down. You may just have that perfect idea.

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Word Prompt = Rainbows

For this week's word prompt I've chosen the word, "Rainbows."

This was prompted after a discussion in the forum about the moon.

It made my mind wander.

I began thinking about other phenomenon we observe differently.

Then it dawned on me that maybe rainbows fit this category since we view them from different hemispheres.

From what I've read, in the Southern hemisphere a rainbow appears in the southern part of the sky and in the Northern hemisphere it's in the northern part of the sky.

Plus in the mornings they are in the west but in the evenings they come into view in the east.

Besides all of this, rainbows seem to touch us in a variety of ways.

God put the rainbow in the sky as the sign of his promise that he would never again destroy the earth with flood (Genesis 9:13–17)

Rainbows bring hope. It seems like after every storm, we see a glimmer of light.

"Today's teardrops are tomorrow's rainbows" ~ Ricky Nelson.

We've all heard the song, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" that Judy Garland sings in the movie, "The Wizard of Oz."

It has since become quite popular and is in many movies, including one of my favorites with Adam Sandler in "50 First Dates."

Then sometimes we create an experiment to teach children about rainbows by using a water hose.

There are literally thousands of examples and ideas for the word rainbows, so let's see what we can do with it.

Pick up your pens and jot down a few lines.

Count your Rainbows

not your thunderstorms.

— Alyssa Knight

Official Somewhere Over The Rainbow ~ Israel Kamakawiwo'ole"


Highlights This Week

I'm proud to say that we have risen above the not commenting problem and have managed to keep this word prompt series alive.

Just keep sending your articles to me via email and I will post them in the word prompt article.

A big thank you to everyone for posting and reading everyone's work in the forums.

There were several fantastic writes for the word prompt this week.

Chitrangada Sharan wrote the perfect Acrostic Poem in her article "The Need To Experiment."

It describes the word prompt, "Experiment" to a tee from beginning to end.

Then she tells us how teachers often use experiments to help children learn because it holds their attention span.

If you haven't read this one yet, please follow the link.


"Life is a Box of Chocolates" ~ Misbah Sheikh

Misbah Sheikh writes us a wonderful article, "Life is a Box of Chocolates" which puts things into perspective.

She starts it out with a phrase Forest Gump says:

"Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you are going to get"

She tells us life itself is an experiment. It's like taking part in a science lab 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

She includes a great quote by Thomas Edison:

"I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work."

— Thomas Edison

She tells us if we run into problems and seem to be failing, we shouldn't stress over it. We should try to we fix it by running a new experiment.

We need to simply wake up each day and go to our lab continuing with trial & error until we get it right.

Tomorrow is always another day to try again.

If you haven't read Misbah's work on this one, please do so.

It's one you might want to keep handy.


Unusual Experiments ~ John Hansen

John Hansen tells us how the story of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde came into existence with his poem, "The Experiment" based on a book by Mr Robert "Louis" Stevenson.

He tells us about a doctor who worked in private trying to find a way to seperate good from bad.

He ended up testing it himself and thought it was surely bringing him to his death, but instead it brought out Mr. Hyde.

This is a must read. He keeps us drawn in with each detail. He uses descriptive words to paint us a clear picture.

Then he includes a second article, "The Alchemist" based on a book by Paulo Coelho where he shows us a man stirring up a concoction in a large kettle.

He adds a bit of this and that with several secret additives.

Each night he puts the mixture on his head & covers it with cheesecloth.

Then he goes to sleep.

After several weeks he wakes up one morning with a bushy head of hair.

He's found a cure for baldness!

This is one heck of an experiment. It would be so much more valuable than turning water into wine.

If you haven't read these yet, please do.

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