Weekend Writing Prompt – Crucible

Published January 9, 2021 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

As I’d hoped, this week’s word is perfect for the sequel to my last week’s kvetch and moan piece. 😉 Thanks, Sammi. 

Genre: Just the facts, Ma’am.


“This photo’s amazing, Dale. I’m tempted to paint it.”

“Why not?”

“I’m not sure I can pull it off.”

Dale’s photo with its stellar composition and unique lighting rented space in my head, refusing to leave.

The preliminary sketch took days. And, oh those many trees.

What am I thinking?

My trial by fire didn’t end with the watercolor. The paper, nothing I’d used before, was a cotton rag with its own personality—my crucible, challenging every stroke.

When all is said and done, I’ll never ever be a fan of that paper, but I am pleased with the outcome.


21 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Crucible

  • Dear Rochelle,

    Who’d a thunk it would be a word like crucible that would give you an opportunity to showcase your amazing rendition of my photo! It wasn’t enough to want to work with an image that challenges you, you had to add the new paper to the mix…

    I think you did more than an amazing job.

    Shalom and Lotsa artistic love,


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    • Dear Dale,

      The picture was definitely a challenge. I really wasn’t prepared for the paper which I’m currently wrestling with in another picture. Not a paper I’m going to go out of my way to use again. 😉 (But then I can’t waste it, can I?) Thank you so much for your encouragement and wonderful photos.

      Shalom and lotsa artistic hugs,


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      • I think it’s grand that you challenge yourself that way. As for the paper, it will probably turn out to be the best medium for something… right? I love that you are inspired by my photos… (Gotta show you my latest…)

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  • What a great way to weave your latest, brilliantly done, watercolor into a story. I know this painting was quite a challenge to you. Especially with that paper, but you overcame it. It is one of my favorites now. I can’t say most favorite, only because living with you has given me entirely too many choices to claim that title. But, one of the top contenders for sure.

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  • Dear Rochelle,

    It’s amazing to see your work as it progresses: lines, shapes, shadows, colors, that imagination, vision transforms into far more than it began with. I can only admire your craft and say, “WOW!” Just lovely.



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