Writing Challenges

These are writing challenges (little poems, etc.) that I wrote for some fun, online writing competitions. They were lots of fun to do and I hope you enjoy them!

A Limerick :: Challenge was to write a Limerick with the name of the place I live. Definition of a limerick is included.

Angel Beads :: Challenge was to write a 5 line poem using at least 6 of these 8 words: angel, beads, turkey, chocolate, stones, paper, Kleenex, frog.

Bellboy Farmer :: Challenge was to write a poem (8 lines max) or a paragraph (200 words max) using the following words: bellboy, bread, backseat, envelope, farmer, needle, racecar.

Cherry Coke Love Bug :: Challenge was to write a 5 line poem using the following words: LoveBug, ocean, nailpolish, cherry coke.

Dear Diary :: Challenge was to write a “Dear Diary” entry (any format) using these 10 (exact) words: flower, waiting, iridescent, gray, grain, ponder, trickle, alabaster, autumn, light.

Dewdrop Glistening :: Challenge was to write in 250 words or less, a poem or short story using all of these words: bliss, darkness, dewdrop, effervescence, sorrow, windowpane.

Diamante (Diamond) Poem :: Challenge was to write a Diamante (diamond) poem. Instructions on writing a Diamante are included.

Diamond Eyes :: Challenge was to write a 4 line poem using the following words – Lagoon, Child, diamond, Valley.

Dreaming of You :: Challenge was to write a letter to a missed loved one with the theme, “Dreaming of You”.

Emergence :: Challenge was to write about new beginnings using the words: change(s), refresh(ed), simple, new, begin(s/ings).

Four Seasons :: Challenge was to write an 8-line poem about the four seasons using the words: winter, summer, spring, autumn.

Friday the 13th :: Challenge was to write a Dear Diary entry (as entry or poetry form) about Friday the 13th, using all ten of these words: rhapsody, midnight, trepidation, suspended, quest, superstition, time, reflection, absence, infinite.

I’d Love to Be… :: Challenge was to write a short poem beginning with one of the following lines: “I’d love to live in ______” or “I’d love to be ______”.

The Intruder :: Challenge was to look in the mirror and write an 8-line poem about one of my facial features.

Late Departure :: Word Challenge was to write something using ten of these words (I used all fifteen): plane, departure gate, rush, luggage, rain, ticket, traffic, seat, child, book, coffee, regret, home, smile, achievement.

Longing for Me :: Challenge was to write a 10-line poem starting with the line, “I wish I could remember”.

Nukes :: Challenge was to write a poem in any style about “one thing, if you had the power to change in the world today and accomplish this at the snap of a finger”.

Passion › Love :: Challenge was to write a Cinquain poem. Details about writing a Cinquain included.

Phantom Leaves :: Challenge was to write a short poem with the use of Alliteration in each line. Description of alliteration is included.

Reverberate :: Challenge was to write a 4 line poem using the word reverberate.

Scent Challenge :: This challenge was to write about a smell, aroma or fragrance or a combination of lots of smells and the memory it brings to mind.

Spring Snow :: Challenge was to write a 4 line poem using at least 6 of these 8 words: spring, snow, winds, flowers, green, rain, trees, bike.

Tongue Twister :: Challenge was to write a tongue-twister.

Valentine Limerick :: Challenge: Write a Limerick about Valentine’s Day using the following six words only once each, having created the second set of three words by making one new four letter word from the first set of three words: SET ONE: heart, valentine, romance. My words for SET TWO: heat, vine, roam.

Valiant One :: Challenge was to write an 8-line poem using all 10 of these words: harmony, infant, gravity, messenger, brilliant, soldier, darkness, companion, pompous, enemy.

Walking Through Illusion :: Challenge was to write a spine poem (an acrostic with a spine phrase) using the title of a book, movie or song that’s at least 4 words long.

Warm Kiss :: Challenge was to write a double Cinquain poem. Details about writing a Cinquain included.

Whispering Melody :: Challenge was to imaging you’re walking down the corridor of a seemingly empty building, feeling a multitude of emotions. You close your eyes – what do you see? Choose your perception of what you may feel and write a poem, also including the following words: yearn, joyful, frailty, strength, fiber, loss, memory, dominant, sorrow and fear.

Winter Whispers :: Challenge was to write a Japanese Tanka, 5-7-5-7-7 syllable form, to include these three words: edge, restless and soul. Details about Tanka included.

 

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. Noela Evans