Weekend Writing Prompt – Sentient

Published September 5, 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 in Sammi’s comment section.


Remember the animated version of Charlotte’s Web?

Who could resist Wilbur the pig,

The runt of the litter,

Sweetly voiced by Henry Gibson?

“Fine swine.”

Charlotte, a darling with eight legs,

Who sounded like Debbie Reynolds,

Spun the piglet’s praises into her web.

I wept

When she

Went to the great spiderweb in the sky

Leaving poor Wilbur to grieve.

Tender story.


Should one of Charlotte’s eensy-weensy relatives

Visit me.

Whack! Splat!

I don’t care if

She was a sentient life form, Captain Janeway.

20 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Sentient

    • Dear Dora,

      Indeed, if a real spider came to visit and sounded like Debbie Reynolds I’d probably let her live. 😉 Charlotte was cute. I’m not at all fond of the real variety. Unless they’re outside building their beautiful webs. 😉 Thank you.



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  • Nice one, Rochelle.

    I enjoy seeing the many spider webs as I walk trails in the early mornings. Not so much the ones I don’t see and walk through. Argh!

    At home, I marvel at neighbors who prefer to have their homes sprayed with chemicals rather then share space with a few itsy bitsy, shy spiders.




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