Thanks to my writing friends over at Scribophile comes this inspiration for the Thursday Writing Prompt. My mind has been too much in a whirl worrying over lost textbooks and panicking about things. I deliberately didn’t write anything yesterday because I was just too flustered to concentrate. Anyway, back to our scheduled prompt, although a bit late.
Here’s the scenario: You are driving down a lonely single-lane road in the middle of the country. It’s dusk, and it’s getting hard to see, but there’s just enough daylight that you don’t need to turn on your headlights yet. As you turn a corner, you see something right smack in the middle of the road. Something you don’t expect to see.
Now, write a Shakespearean-style sonnet about that something. Sonnets are 14-line poems with the rhyming scheme abab, cdcd, efef, gg and using iambic pentameter. The usual rules apply: get creative and have fun with the assignment. And your “something” can be anything, whether it’s an animal, person, thing, or even a character from a book or movie or history.