Weekend Writing Prompt – Lucid

Published October 17, 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.


The phone chimes at midnight, rousting me from sweet dreams.

I shut my eyes.

At once, my mind explodes into overdrive.

My eyelids snap open.

The coming day’s events loom large.

Sometimes I want to be lucid.

This isn’t one of those times.

29 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Lucid

  • Oh, for the phone jolting out of sleep. Sometimes it is indeed very hard to ‘down regulate’ again. I don’t like it when it happens, though I have to admit there were time when it led to productive hours in unexpected directions (with a cost, no doubt, the next day).
    Here’s to being limpid when it suits us! 🙂

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  • I’ve noticed, growing older, how much of the conversation between hub and I are about sleep… how remarkable and wonderful anything more than two hours straight is… in that way I relate to parents of newborns… and wonder what these sleepless nights might bear.

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    There is nothing worse than being awakened by a ping from a phone we forgot to put on mute!

    And, pray tell, why does the most annoying song start to play immediately in a loop, mixed in with all the other stuff making that hamster wheel turn? I have been suffering from insomnia for the past week. It’s been hell.

    all that to say, excellent job on the prompt. I shall think about my own for tomorrow… maybe.

    Shalome and lotsa sleepy love,



    • Dear Dale,

      Hopefully that certain someone will turn off his phone tonight. At least I didn’t have a song going through my head but I certainly had some unkind thoughts and imaginings. 😉 At the very least, when I saw Sammi’s word of the week, I knew just what to do with it. 😉

      Shalom and lotsa nighty-night hugs,



  • I write some of my least expected stuff in these situations.
    But how come our brains are out of our control?
    Who’s in charge here, huh?
    Your expertly crafted piece raises more questions than answers, but it is good to know, m’lady, that we all suffer from this too-frequent take-over of our thought processes.

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