Published January 13, 2019 by rochellewisoff

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Many thanks to Sammi for the prompt.

These word prompts seem to be taking me down Memory Lane.

Remember those school projects meant to be gifts from students to their parents? Black cutouts on white paper.

How old was he? Eight, maybe?

I shake my head in wonder. How did his teacher manage to make him sit still enough to draw his silhouette?

Staring at the crumpled keepsake, carelessly tossed in a drawer, I’m in awe of the man he’s grown to be.   

Note – The picture is clip art and not my son. In fact I have three sons. These 65 words apply to all three of them. 😀 Shalom.

18 comments on “SILHOUETTE

  • Dear Rochelle,

    Oh man… I remember doing those silhouette drawings in art class. Wonder if my boys ever did but never showed me?

    This was a beautiful snippet.

    Lotsa love to a wonderful mother,


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    • Dear Sammi,

      I’m glad you liked my take. I’ve kind of gotten hooked on this challenge. It takes me in directions I don’t go with a photo prompt. Thank you for the challenge and for taking the time to read and comment.




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