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News and Another Example of Prompted Writing


The north east corner of the Forbidden City

The north east corner of the Forbidden City
Image Credit: Rod Ward

If you’re just tuning in, this month my project was to create four pieces of writing based on Charlotte’s writing prompts from Punch for Prompt.

So far we’ve had:

  • Will You Help Me? – A story of a little old lady who is on the receiving end of a request for help.
  • Obedient Tongues – Based on real life events in the village of Eyam in 1666 during a plague outbreak and the subsequent quarantine.
  • Dinner Plans – A sci-fi comedy about a girl, a captain and a sentient plant.

I had a page full of notes for this week’s piece. It was going to be a poem. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Unfortunately, life hasn’t gone exactly to plan. My departure from China has been moved forward by 3 weeks, leaving me only 2 weeks to pack up and finish all the things I need to do. Needless to say, I’m a smidgen overwhelmed at the moment.

So, seeing as I am not able to provide some of my own writing today, I suggest you go over to Carole Jane Treggett’s blog and read her post Who Says? which was based on a prompt from Punch for Prompt. It’s a great piece of writing which really gets you thinking.

As you can see, there really is no limit to what you can do with a writing prompt.

Now it’s your turn. Punch for Prompt and see what you end up with!


Author: Jessica

I'm a writer who refuses to pin myself down to one genre, hopping from science-fiction and fantasy through to literary and even the odd western now and then. Check out what I've written at or follow me on Twitter @jessbaverstock.

4 thoughts on “News and Another Example of Prompted Writing

  1. Oh, Jessica, so much for you to do in so little time! However, I’m appreciative how you took the time to get this post out to keep us updated. Feeling for you, and I so hope things will unfold better (or somehow miraculously easier?) than you anticipate, and that you won’t be utterly wiped for the experience.

    Thank you for mentioning my prompt piece in this post. I’m truly inspired by the project you and Charlotte collaborated on, and I eagerly look forward to that poem you were working on as well as your future work after you get settled back in Australia.

    • My mum has come up to help, so we have an extra set of hands and some extra suitcase space for our stuff. Yay!

      I loved your piece and I was glad I found an opportunity to give it some more air time. I plan to get back to that poem at some point and then let you all know how it goes. 🙂

      Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it.

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