Published June 29, 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 Sammi’s comment section.

Word Prompt



Sort of a haiku with one extra syllable. I couldn’t find a way around it. 


Carefree girl by day.

In darkened night monsters lurk.

“Daddy, please don’t yell so.”



21 comments on “CAREFREE

      • It is difficult for children to have parents who scare them. Children need their parents, no matter how scary, and the untenable reality of need and anxiety comes at a cost. I am glad his scary side wasn’t the only thing about him, even as I realize it couldn’t have been easy to navigate all that he was. Xoxo Na’ama

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          • 🙂 Yes, you cannot change what had been but you can change what you do with it and what you focus on! 🙂 Yay for puns!
            Just a couple of days ago a kid I work with ‘discovered’ (age 5) that puns and homonyms exist. He’s been going around telling everyone, “My gran sent me a cent that has poop scent…” He can hardly get through that line without dissolving into hilarity … 🙂


    • Dear Dale,

      Honestly I could’ve posted this yesterday morning and beat the rush. However that extra syllable was making me a little meshuggeh so I left it to simmer. When all was said and done, the only think I might have done was change Daddy to Dad. But then I would lose the child’s voice IMHO. So, there you have it. My half-ku. 😉 Thank you for your kind words, you often make me blush.

      Shalom and lotsa hugs,



  • Dear Rochelle,

    I’ve just gotten around to reading this and am delighted that I have. You captured the realities of so many children. Their lives should be carefree but sadly, they are not.



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