Saturday, September 14, 2013

Creativity

Elusive

On the tip of my tongue

My next sentence

One blink

Pause

The occasional random shiny object

And you're gone

Will of a wisp

Flittering away

Disappearing

Never to be thought again






The prompt is to write an apostrophe, a literary device in which "an absent or nonexistent person is addressed as if present and capable of understanding"(definition from about.com). 
On now to our weekend prompt.  This week we are taking you, once again, back to school for a lesson in literary devices.  Remember the apostrophe?  About.com defines apostrophe as, "A figure of speech in which some absent or nonexistent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding."  That same site provides some excellent examples of apostrophes in classical literature. Check them out and then have a crack at it yourself.  Give us your best 33-word example of an apostrophe. - See more at: http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/#sthash.bqus16g0.dpuf

21 comments:

  1. This happens to me all the time. Soooo frustrating!

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  2. Ha! I can soooooooooo relate to that. I have to write things down right away, or the idea is lost forever.

    best,
    MOV

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  3. Very true, and I finally figured out the prompt from your response. Very slow today...

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    1. Don't sweat it, you've been ill. I don't have that excuse!

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  4. We sure are on the same page!"Will of a wisp"-beautiful!

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  5. Oh I hate when that happens. Those random, shiny objects!! Very nicely put.

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    1. Thank you for reading. I appreciate it so much!

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  6. I love will of the wisp.. I can imagine chasing them. Nicely done! I like it.

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  7. You're talking about my memory again, aren't you ;-)! "Will of a wisp" is fantastic! Well done!

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    1. Thank you. Will of a wisp seems to happen more and more these days!

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  8. Tricksy random flashes of genius. I have lost so many. Well done!

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  9. That is one of the most frustrating feelings! I'll sit for minutes on end backtracking through my thoughts in hope of catching that one stray word or image again. Great work capturing that frustration.
    Thank you for linking up!

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  10. "Will of a wisp"
    loved that line. The older I get, the more words and even some emotions get caught on my tongue.
    I feel this when I'm writing more and more. I know that the idea is there, the piece I need is close enough to touch, but I can never grasp it.

    as always, you wrote it beautifully.

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