The Poetry Question

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The Daily Prompt – May 13th


  1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)
  2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)
  3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the prizes given
  4. The winner of each daily prompt will be published on the site in “Best of The Daily Prompt” section.

The Daily Prompt:

Twitter has become a force in the world of social media, allowing celebrities to communicate with their fans, teenagers to leave short messages for everyone to see, and news sources to communicate with more immediacy than ever. It’s crazy to think that 140 characters – including spaces – can be the window to  so much information. It can be a very difficult task to write the perfect “tweet.”

You must compose a short story in no more than 140 characters – including spaces.

It is best to open up your Twitter account to make sure that your tweet is the correct length. If you don’t have Twitter, you will need to rely on the character count function on whatever Word program you use.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

28 comments on “The Daily Prompt – May 13th

  1. The Running Son
    May 13, 2013

    retweet:tried2dL #virtual-tweety-bird prog. shat in my iDroid spkr created a binary mess. UL’d tweety to #Pin-terest- he crap’d on my #head.

    😉 jim aldrich

  2. Matthew Groves
    May 13, 2013

    i went to the beach once, and got stung by a jelly fish. i also got sand kicked on the jelly fish sting. officially worst day of my life….

  3. austin simas
    May 13, 2013

    Once more into the fray…
    Into the last good fight I’ll ever know.
    Live and die on this day…
    live and die on this day…

  4. Kassy Deverell
    May 13, 2013

    I got Dutch Brothers once and was really happy. My favorite drink was a strawberry redbull with whip cream. Yum. It made my day the greatest.

  5. Emma Bower
    May 13, 2013

    I took a stroll in the park one day and found something gross. Something red, sticky that once flew free. The bird was no more, he was dead.

  6. Cameron
    May 13, 2013

    The bible may say
    “God made the world in six days.”
    But on the seventh,
    Satan made politics.

  7. Megan Askey
    May 13, 2013

    I wished on a star. Moments reveling my secrets. Stars fly down, and I am hopeless. I hear a crash near me, just subtle. Out pops a dream.

  8. Vicky Buskuhl
    May 13, 2013

    I heard a knock on the door. I looked, and there stood the man that would change my life. He got down on one knee, and handed me the icecream.

  9. Hector Lopez
    May 13, 2013

    Brower the flounder lives under the sea.He does not see like you and me.The seafloor is his home; camouflaged beneath the surface to woe.

  10. Kathryn Tyler
    May 13, 2013

    I was a little girl and my dad taught me how to fly. Reaction of the lifeguard at the amusement park was priceless. They thought I was hurt..

  11. Zachary Renfro
    May 13, 2013

    I feel like I scratch myself way too often. Is that true or is it me being self conscious? Maybe I’m just easily distracted by my own body.

  12. Genevieve Cammer
    May 13, 2013

    There was a snake-headed women who turned mortals into stone with her eyes. One day she looked in the mirror and became a statue.

  13. Nora Timmerman
    May 13, 2013

    I once stepped on a fire ant hill. I learned their bites hurt like hell.

  14. Bryan Pajari
    May 13, 2013

    Some times I wish it could have just caught my shirt, so my reality would be at a slight shift of where it is now.

  15. Nathan Whitehead
    May 13, 2013

    Trying to be everything our society expects us to be, we forget that what takes us anywhere in life is our will to be ourselves. #Flobots

  16. Kendra Virgin
    May 13, 2013

    I stand on the edge looking out over the world. It’s innocent, pure, and doesnt even know I’m here. Ragged and broken, I jump. I fly away.

  17. Kristofer Greenfield
    May 13, 2013

    From darkness comes light. Some cant see the light but if you look close enough it’s there and if you want, that little light become bigger.

  18. Gretchen Torrey
    May 13, 2013

    Not here, please not here. But it’s happening. I look anyway. Red blooms on his shirt. In my ear he hisses “I’ll always be waiting.”

  19. Veda Newton
    May 13, 2013

    Abandoned at birth, the turtle went to sea alone. Troubled, he searched for a home, he joined a gang of angler fish and snorted sea urchins.

  20. Andrew White
    May 13, 2013

    I woke up for school, showered, dressed, brushed my teeth, walked out to the bus stop waited, but the waited and waited.. Then realized it was Saturday,

  21. Makayla Micheal
    May 13, 2013

    Day in the life: Wake up. Eat. Go to School. Come Home. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

  22. Selma
    May 13, 2013

    It was only a matter of days left. I couldn’t help but keep track and as each day went by, more excitement keeps getting built up inside of me.

  23. Trevor Ebert
    May 13, 2013

    Looking into what happened at the event it is clear he is no person to joke with lightly. Well, try to avoid him as much as I can.

  24. Jordan Katz
    May 13, 2013

    To use 140 characters to give out information is a tedious and hard task to take on. It’s like the Brady Bunch, the scene cuts out in mid-se—

  25. Brandon Hekel
    May 13, 2013

    I gazed into the crimson skies, layered with fluffy clouds… Rain has a poor reputation, but what nourishes plants? What produces a rainbow?

  26. Caesar Delaney
    May 13, 2013

    I found out a lot about you. It wasn’t my place to do but I did since lies are what I got. Mouth tells me this while your actions say that

  27. Stephanie Baijot
    May 13, 2013

    I watched the car hit the squirrel. It flipped up in the air. My eyes began to water. Then the squirrel jumped up and bounded into the woods

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