A Literary Sprout #3-Skystriker

sprouted from 5 Words Prompt #3

“It’s pointless, the king is a fool! He’ll never agree,” a figure cloaked in purple said.

“But he must agree. And he will. I’ll make sure of it,” a man wearing thick black goggles said. He smiled, his teeth black as soot. The purple figure fidgeted, uncertain, concerned.

Black Teeth stretched out his right arm, it was twice the size of his left, and took hold of a heavy cast iron crank. He grunted. The muscles and veins stood out of his arm and neck. His body tightened, bulged, sweated. Slowly, a long low creak screeched through the room. A menagerie of gears tangled in a brilliant horrible mass began turning on each other. A faint blue light glowed all around like bottled lightning crackling.

“What, what are you doing?!” the purple figure said, stepping backward.

The light grew brighter and brighter. Blinding blue white hot light. The purple figure dropped to his knees, shielding his eyes.
Black teeth began laughing maniacally as the crank turned faster and faster. Soon his arm was a blur as the gears ground on each other in a cacophony of iron and steam. He continued laughing as his laughter was drowned out by the machine. The purple figure scratched at his ears trying to block out the terrible sound that pounded his head. A sudden explosion rocked the entire airship. The purple figure felt as though his insides had been separated from each other. Bone from bone, muscle from muscle.
The machine began to slow and the lights dim. The purple figure stood shakily, clutching his head and stomach. He looked up, bleary-eyed, at black teeth. His arm was still turning, slower and slower as the machine screeched to a halt, and the room darkened.

“Wh-what did you do?” the purple figure asked. Black teeth was smiling.

“I stopped the rain.”

5 Words Prompt #3


Today’s words are:

  • Majesty
  • Drought
  • Trip
  • Overseers
  • Sky

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. Write a story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. Link it or leave it in the comments! #5words

Seaside Gentry


I met a seagull named

Patches.

He only had one eye.

When I asked him why,

He said,

“I lost a fight with

A swordfish named

Lance.”

I met a swordfish named

Lance.

He only had half a fin.

“It weren’t no kin,”

He said.

“It was bitten off

By a shark named

Gummy.”

I met a shark named

Gummy.

He had no teeth.

“You can’t eat a reef,”

He said.

“Now all my teeth

Washed up

On the beachth.”


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A Literary Sprout #2

sprouted from A Writer’s Passion Prompt #3

“There goes one!” Pete said, laughing through false teeth.

“Pink hair too. That’s worth extra points,” Louis added. “What did you say they call ’em?”

“Gothams or somethin’. I can’t remember,” Pete answered.

“I’ll never understand what’s wrong with kids today,” Louis said.

Whup! There goes another one,” Pete said.

A Mind Wanders-Honest Abe

An old Theater?

Lincoln was shot in a theater.

What if you went back in time

To stop Lincoln’s assassination,

But you were too late.

So you chased the guy down

And caught him,

But when he turned around

He WAS Lincoln.

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Crushed

I am tiny.

Words have made me this way.

I have retreated into a shell.

Words have frightened me.

I am crushed.

Words have too much weight to bare.

But I will not give in,

For from the crushed acorn

Grows the mighty oak.


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5 Words Prompt #2


Today’s words are:

  • Tyrannize
  • Idiom
  • Magnetism
  • Over
  • Pocket

The goal is to exercise your brain and split writer’s block. Write a story, a poem, a paragraph, a sentence, anything! The only rule is that it includes the words given or is inspired by the words given. Link it or leave it in the comments! #5words