Weekend Writing Prompt – Gargantuan

Published February 6, 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.

96 words might seem like a gargantuan task compared to some of Sammi’s recent word counts of fewer than 50. This one took me down Memory Lane once more. I think Sammi’s helping me write my memoires. 😉 

Gargantuan described this 9 pound sweetheart. 😉


Carol Burnett compared giving birth to “taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.”

My own assessment is that it’s like passing a gargantuan—

You get the idea.

Natural childbirth gained popularity in the 1970’s. My husband and I went to the classes. We learned the relaxation and breathing techniques to minimize—

Wait! We never referred to a contraction as a pain.

I took pride in watching my children make their appearances, fully awake and aware.

I’m still proud of this accomplishment. In retrospect I wish I could’ve been anesthetized through their teen years.

26 comments on “Weekend Writing Prompt – Gargantuan

    • Dear Francine,

      Actually I was thinking I was the one who needed to be anesthetized to get through their adolescences.;) However chloroforming them might have solved a few issues, too. LOL. Thank you for your kind words.




  • 😂😂😂 Ouch! For wanting to anaesthetize during your children’s teen years. I take that kinda personal🙃 We can’t be as bad as all thaaat!😩
    Anyway, I will like to birth my babies natural too when the time comes.
    I can imagine birth pains are only about 10× worse than menstrual pain….?
    Nevertheless, thank you for sharing the memories.
    You and the baby look so cute, with new mother looking like the squirrel that just relished her favourite nut.💐

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    • Dear Ade,

      My sons were quite the challenges in their teens as I know I was to my mother. All three of them are artists with the unique and hypersensitive personality that goes with it. Add adolescent hormones to the mix…;)
      Yes, birth pains are menstrual cramps on steroids. At least, they were for me. Still, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything, nor would I want to be knocked out. Thank you for your kind words, my young friend.




  • Nicely done, Rochelle.

    I should ask if she (we) would do all that natural stuff again; or, even have kids. Or, maybe best if I don’t bring it up.

    I was a pain in the ass to raise. Payback was the pits, for sure.




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