The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

The Daily Prompt – October 2nd


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 ‘Best Of’ section.

The Prompt:

About ten years ago, in Kathleen Postma’s creative writing class, we were given this prompt.  I have no idea why I remember it all this time later.  But….

begin with the phrase, “The first thing she finds is a hand…”

About Jamaal

Lover of words, liver of life, director of theatre, keeper of keys and grounds at Hogwarts. Twitter: @JamaalAllan

2 comments on “The Daily Prompt – October 2nd

  1. Mess
    October 3, 2013

    “Puppet Shows and Convoluted Thinking”

    The first thing she finds is a hand,
    She thinks, “Puppet Show. That’s what this place needs!”

    It does not.

    Hot doors, unlocked doors, misaligned doors,
    These, are cause for concern.

    Puppets should never be a concern. And never four months worth. And never, never, never should we Focus on puppets!

    $62,000,000, yet, she is still thinking of the puppets. Some are store-bought, and those still required a Broker. A puppet broker.

    The newspaper called.
    They want to learn more about the expensive puppets. I say nothing I want to say and things I don’t.

    The last thing she finds is a hand;
    Bidding her goodbye.


  2. J. Gabriel Allan
    October 3, 2013


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