Weekend Writing Prompt – Somnambulist

Published March 15, 2020 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 Sammi’s Comment Section.

It’s funny how word prompts take me to an altogether different place than a photo prompt. 😉

Nope. Not telling you how long ago this was.


Sleep like a baby? What baby actually sleeps “like a baby”? Most mothers of infants will tell you, “Taint so.”

To be fair, it depends on the child. My first one slept through the night at six weeks.  

Between my second and third babies, the term “nightlife” took on a whole new meaning. It meant nursing every two hours while watching MTV. Sing it Lionel. “All Night Long.”

During the day, eyes glazed, I became the quintessential somnambulist.

Here’s one of those videos I enjoyed in the middle of the night. 😉

19 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Somnambulist

  • Dear Rochelle,

    Oh man, do I remember those days and you could not pay me to go back there! Well…no, it is good enough to remain a lovely memory…
    And look at you? Adorable mom with adorable baby!
    Did you notice how the beginning of the video has the people walking like somnambulists? All the more appropriate for this post!

    Shalom and lotsa dance-filled love,


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  • Wow, the woman in the photo above your flash looks remarkably like the woman clutching the coffee cup in the sidebar on the right. And I know from other writings that the baby also turned out fine. Stay well, sleep well now, if you can.
    Shalom to you and yours.

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  • My niece and her wife have 3 month old twins. The babies seem to have mastered the ‘alternate sleep routine’ (i.e. when one sleeps, the other is awake … ;)) I think both mama would relate (as would many other parents) to the description you wrote …
    Here’s to growing up and sleeping through the night!

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