I’m Kim from Writing in North Norfolk, welcoming dVerse poets to the third ever Prosery prompt, when we ask you to write a very short piece of prose that tells a story, with a beginning, a middle and an end, in any genre of your choice.
As it’s flash fiction, we have a limit of 144 words; an additional challenge is to hit 144 exactly. The special thing about Prosery is that we give you a complete line from a poem, which must be included somewhere in your story, within the 144-word limit.
For the third Prosery, I’d like you to write a story that includes the following line from ‘Love After Love’, a poem by Derek Walcott:
‘You will love again the stranger who was your self’.
– Write a piece of flash fiction of up to or exactly 144 words, including the given line.
– Post your Prosery on your blog and link back to this post.
– Link it up to our Mr. Linky.
– Visit other blogs. Enjoy some amazing writing. Don’t forget to comment.
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Thank you Kim for this lovely line for the prosery. I am still working to wrap my head around it.
Take your time, Toni,. I look forward to whatever is working its way around your head.
Hi, Kim! Thanks for hosting. I forgot there was a dVerse prompt today. 🙂 It’s a wonderful line.
It’s my favourite Derek Walcott poem.
I like it!
Good evening, dVerse poets one and all. It’s been a mixed day over here in our part of the UK, with sunshine, heavy rain and lightning storms. it was a bit of a shock, after two lightning strikes on our cottage since we’ve lived here, to see a third strike just miss the house and hit something in the garden this afternoon! I hope your weather hasn’t been as scary as ours.
I’m looking forward to some interesting prosery today.
Oh my goodness! That sounds terrifying. It’s very hot and humid here–and thundering now. I will hope there are no nearby lightning strikes. I’m you’re OK.
I looked out of the window and have a feeling it might have been one of the sleeping gnomes. They’re quite big and made of stone, and the one under the copper beech looks as if his head is falling off. 😦 Having experienced an exploding television in the past, if I’m at home, I make sure all electrical appliances are switched off as soon as a storm begins.
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Linda Lee Lyberg said:
What a great line Kim! Thanks for hosting today.
Thanks for joining us, Linda. I’ excited about the prosery being shared today.
Linda Lee Lyberg said:
It was very challenging!
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Loving the change of pace with prosery! Thanks for hosting,Kim. VERY hot and humid in Boston today. Perhaps a refreshing gin and tonic with lots of ice?
How about a cucumber gin and tonic with ice?
Frank J. Tassone said:
Good Afternoon, Poets! Good Evening, Kim, and thanks for hosting Prosery #3! Now, how about some Bergundy, so I can puzzle this prompt out! 😉
Coming up Frank! 🙂
Hi Kim and All. The idea of watching lightning strike the ground in the garden is so scary, wow, Kim, glad it missed your cottage but still a little too close for comfort! It was a downpour here yesterday morning that drenched everything, but it’s back to sunny, dry, and 80F today. Great line of poetry to compose a prosery from, Kim.
The two previous strikes exploded my computer, the Sky dish and the television. Luckily , the insurance paid up, but I don’t want to have to go through that again aver. The last time the TV blew up while I was watching the morning weather forecast before work – it made me late!
Kim, is there any way you can install a lightning pole?? I fear for you and your family with that many strikes!
Thanks Jade. I’ll look into it.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Hello all, on my way back from town after a real nice dinner with Claudia who many of you remember so nice to meet with a fellow poet in real life
Hi Björn! I’m glad you had a nice meal with Claudia.
As well as the bad weather, I’ve been stuck in because we had builders investigating some serious damp problems in the wall between our dining room and the stairs, which uncovered serious mould spores – possibly the source of my late onset asthma.
P.S. I’ll have an ice cold glass of Magners if I haven’t drunk it all by now 😉
Good choice, Jade! 🙂
🙂 Thank you
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Victoria C. Slotto said:
Hi, Kim. Thanks for the quote that spoke quickly to me. This is my first time for prosery, an idea I really like and I made it in exactly 144 words. Ah, the discipline of the Quadrille.
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Apologies to anyone whose prosery I haven’t read and commented on yet. I got up really early to be ready for the builders this morning and now I’m ready for bed. But I’ll be back early tomorrow to continue. Thank you all for some great reading so far!
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
I just came home after a lot of strange delays in the subway due to a power outage… I will need to get back and read tomorrow… sorry for that.
No problem, Bjorn. I only got so far and I really needed my bed. It’s morning again and I’m ready to read and comment again.
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Na'ama Yehuda said:
OHHHH, Kim, what a lovely prompt! Thank you for hosting and thank you for this most excellent choice of words to live and write by.
I’ve left my contribution with the Linky (copied here, in case some mishap decides to gobble it up, as had happened recently on another blog: https://naamayehuda.com/2019/08/19/a-strangers-eyes/ )
Can’t wait to check out what others had done with this.
I’m so pleased you joined us and look forward to reading yours this morning. I’m sitting here with a cup of cranberry and raspberry tea, warming up my fingers ready to comment!
Na'ama Yehuda said:
Ode to tea and to reading … and – SO GLAD you’ve topped by to read and comment! 🙂
Thank you for hosting Kim! I took us to sit beside a gently murmuring mountain stream to reflect on nature.
Thanks Rob. I need a mountain stream after the day I had,.
What a delightful prompt Kim, a real blessing to create with, thanks!
Thanks for joining us, Kate. I look forward to reading your piece.
had a super busy day … later 🙂
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There are so many layers in those words. Thanks Kim! (K)
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Beautiful and satisfying.
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