Writing Prompt Wednesday – “Placid”

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Lovin’ the Sun by Lady-Tori

Peacefully, a young feline rests in the sunny window seat

Lazing, basking in a comforting heat that, in winter, is scarce

And yet this sunny window is a constant, always providing warmth

Claws extend as legs, tail and back stretch, re-positioning to a cozier spot

Instantly, bones seem to melt away as this small cat relaxes once more

Definitively, my companion has stolen my favorite reading spot

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Writing Prompt Wednesday – “Boisterous”

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Fireworks Over Anchorage by Djohns

Nameless folk aimlessly walking, chattering with each other as if old friends

Only at times like this, a festival, a gathering, do people form a truce

Imagine that–this amicable energy brought on by lights and food

Sounds of happily squealing children and drunken laughter weigh down the air

Each and every one of these simple creatures, brought together in this moment

Soon to return, however, to the din of war–peace is only temporary

Writing Prompt Wednesday – “Colorful”

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Creating Worlds of Color 2 by GrotesqueDarling13

Casting calls for actors, in search of feigned feelings

Only those with the spectrum of emotions need apply

Little is left of my own, but perhaps others can share

Oblige me in this small request–I want only to feel

Right now, the world has faded into a dull grey

Furthering this lack of emotion by seclusion

Unless, of course, someone grants my request

Lavishing this drab world with so many colors

Writing Prompt Wednesday – “Serenity”

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[38] Solemnity by starg691

Slow, soft, a gentle caress cradles a sleep-reddened cheek

Eyes blearily open, glancing upward and softening with a smile

“Remind me,” the sleepy figure whispers, “why I’d want to be anywhere else.”

Even the tender hand couldn’t stop a tremor of laughter

Nothing brought them more joy than each other

In fact, nothing could hope to keep them apart

Time could trickle slowly by, and even then

Youthful love would overcome even the most daunting obstacle

Writing Prompt Wednesday – “Stress”

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And then? by Violator3

Tightly wound with anxiety and anticipation

A bitten nail nears chattering teeth

Begging to be closer to the quick

With eyes flitting between downcast and brief upward glances

Time seems to move at a sluggish pace

The waiting, the worst

Wondering at the potential outcome

Over-analyzing every word, gesture, expression

Had there been mistakes? Surely–

No, no thoughts like that here

What good will they do?

Hands are swiftly moved under thighs

Feet planted and flat to the floor

Stilling any nervous jittering

For with a straight spine and composed expression

Even the slightest bit of confidence here is key

Writing Prompt Wednesday – “Abused”

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Athena’s Birth by ahermin

Absently, a small finger traces numbly through dust

Barely creating anything intelligible–no artwork to be seen here

Unless, looking hard enough, you can make out the remnants of this soul

Still there, heart weakly beating, despite everything

Even the most broken can create something inspiring

Delicate handling is needed with this priceless artifact, lest it shatters forever

Writing Prompt Wednesday – “Hard”

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On the Horizon by OlliSiponkoski

Thoroughly defeated, it takes the strength of hundreds to stand again

Outwardly, this brave front is meant to hide the difficulties of life within

Ultimately it is up to you to decide what the next step will be–stay, or stand?

Gently pick yourself up from the ground, rise from the ashes young phoenix

Heartily greet a new day as you move toward the brightening horizon

Writing Prompt Wednesday – “Tender”

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shooting heart by wroquephotography

This heart is full

Already plump with a lifetime of emotion

I need another–larger, far more flexible

This heart is about to burst

The seams are fit to tear

And there is nothing able to contain what hides inside

All this time, all this strain to keep the contents in

My hands clutch at a chest that feels empty

And yet, they can’t do a thing to hold it all together

This heart feels dead

Too much to handle and no outlet for release

The pressure, so great it causes only pain

Every feeling only resulting in hurt

I’m sorry

This heart is already full