The Key Into Tomorrow

weekly writing prompt #5

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Weekly Writing Prompt #5
Week of 5th October 2015

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Books In Time – Anonymous

The Key Into Tomorrow

The key opens the magic door
Holding back the mysteries
Good and evil, dark and light
Soon all will be revealed

Be who you are inside
Who you want to be outside
If you act the part in time
It may make the fantasies real

Stream flowing consciousness
Words transform the page
Hidden truths revealed to light
Recorded from the dark of night

The story needing to be told
Comes flooding out of reality
Translating in our minds a fantasy
Imagination transforming fiction

Collecting dreams forgotten
Feeding on lost memories
Forcing them to be strangers
As times past grow into tomorrow

© jk 2015


The Sound Awakened #65


Haiku Weekly Challenge #65
Words: Harp & Clear

#65 Daniel F. Gerhartz - Tutt'Art@ (15)

Lyre Player by Daniel F. Gerhartz


Forces in nature
Touched the curved neck of the harp
Clearly held passion

© jk 2015


Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #65 – Words: Harp & Clear

A weekly Haiku writing prompt to inspire those who join along. It is like putting together a word puzzle carefully. It is enlightening. Meet new people. Discover a community who shares support. At the end of each challenge we hear from Ronovan on his interpretation of how we all succeed. Sometimes it’s a review with words of support and sometimes it’s a list of all the participants with LINKS to their Haiku. Oh, it is an awakening experience to read what others have created with the two words for each new weekly challenge. If you feel such inspiration. Go to the LINK Ronovan Writes Haiku (above)… Join a growing community. It is exciting to look forward each Monday to the two new words and then figuring out how to mold them into a Haiku. – jk-tsk


Virginia Woolf’s Nine Tips on How To Read a Book [Third]

virginia woolf a writer's life quote over photoVirginia Woolf’s Nine Tips on How To Read a Book

“Perhaps the quickest way to understand the elements of what a novelist is doing is not to read, but to write; to make your own experiment with the dangers and difficulties with words.

To exercise the imagination is itself a special skill.

To read a novel is a difficult and complex art. You must be capable not only of great fineness of perception, but of great boldness of imagination if you are going to make use of all that the novelist — the great artist — gives you.”

Weekly Writing Prompt #5

weekly writing prompt #5


Poetry (suggestions)
Free Verse – No Limits
Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
six lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas if desired – just follow meter
Flash Fiction (1,500 – 1,000 – 500 – 300 words)
Immediate Fiction – Sudden Fiction (500–750 words)
Microfiction (400 words)
Any Genre: Sci-Fi – Fantasy – Horror – Literary
***You only have room for one main character, so choose her well.
***You only have room for one scene, so choose it well.
***You only have room for a single plot.
***You only have room for a single, simple theme
***Get to the main conflict of the scene in the first sentence.
***“Show” anything related to the main conflict.
***“Tell” the backstory; don’t “show” it.
***Save the twist until the end.
***Eliminate all but the essential words.

Go against these rules any time.
They’re not really rules. They’re tips.




It is with great honor I have been tagged to participate in the 3-Day 3-Quote Challenge by Elusive Trope whose poetic temperament and insight are touched by the Muse. I, myself, have discovered the thrill of the challenge. It helps give me focus and a reason to begin each week knowing the joy I will find working with words and molding them, hopefully, into something meaningful and creative. It has given me a more centered day, week, and moment in time.

I love quotations and have been collecting them and using them for years. They are an inspiration on so many aspects of life and imagination. Though the quotes I have chosen are written by others, there meaning go just as deep for me. They reflect meaning into my heart and mind. It amazes me when I find that quote which sends my mind delving into a state of wonderment. Where did the composers of such brilliant lines of ideas mine such golden flames which have lasted through time.

I have picked three quotations that stand out to me in relevance and depth of reflection. Each one will represent one of the (3) Quotes (3) Days. They all hold meaning to me. I hope those who read them feel something similar to the reaction I have each and every time I read and absorb their potency.

The rules for the 3-Days, 3-Quotes Challenge are:

1. Thank the blogger, who nominated you.

2. Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything that inspires you… Which means, it can be from yourself, too!

3. On each of the three days, nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this mission impossible endeavor (if they dare!)

Today’s nominees are:

Poet Rummager
J Lapis – DarkLight Harbor
On the Land

Day Three Quote:

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” ― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten