Tuesday, May 21, 2019

S1W4 Meeting as a Beginning

For Season One Week 4, we have the concept of meeting as a beginning. Artwork is by Tracy Dinnison and can be purchased on pixels.com.


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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

S1W3, Travel as a Beginning

Welcome to Season One Week Three! This week we look at travel as a beginning with this piece by Erinn Komschlies. This and other work by the artist can be found at Komschlies's etsy site, https://www.etsy.com/shop/artworkbyerinn .



Please feel free to post responses in the comments here, on our MeWe or Openbook groups, or on the social media site of your choice with the hashmark #WordingWednesday. As always, please keep everything visible before clicking PG13 or lower and make use of content warnings if applicable.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

S1W2 Morning as a Beginning

Sometimes beginnings are grand events we invite people to make a big deal about, but sometimes they are as simple as the start of the day. For Season One Week Two, I offer the painting  "Sunny Breakfast" by Vladimir Volegov. It and many other works can be found on the artist's website at https://www.volegov.com.



To participate in Wording Wednesday, all you need to do is write a piece of short fiction inspired by the above image! If you wish to share it with the world, please post it online and then you can link in the comments here, in our groups on Openbook and MeWe, and/or by using the hashtag #WordingWednesday on the social media site of your preference.

If you do not have a website to post your work on but you wish to share it, you may feel free to post the work in the comments here or to provide links to Google docs.

Adult content is allowed in responses, but must be properly labeled in the link with the word [MATURE]. Anything visible without following a link must be at most PG13. Responses which violate these content rules, or which are to content not inspired by this image, will be deleted.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Season One, Prompt One... Infancy as a Beginning

The theme of this season of Wording Wednesday is Beginnings. This week, I offer a depiction of infancy as a beginning by sharing Graniaile by Nicole Chartrand. This and other work by Ms Chartrand can be found on her Deviant Art page. 



To participate in Wording Wednesday, all you need to do is write a piece of short fiction inspired by the above image! If you wish to share it with the world, please post it online and then you can link in the comments here, in our groups on Openbook and MeWe, and/or by using the hashtag #WordingWednesday on the social media site of your preference.

If you do not have a website to post your work on but you wish to share it, you may feel free to post the work in the comments here or to provide links to Google docs.

Adult content is allowed in responses, but must be properly labeled in the link with the word [MATURE]. Anything visible without following a link must be at most PG13. Responses which violate these content rules, or which are to content not inspired by this image, will be deleted.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Getting Ready for Season One!

I've spent the week scouring the internet for appropriate images to work with the theme "beginnings" and after a lot of work have six images that I'm really excited about.

Let me just say though that in picking such an abstract concept, I didn't do myself an favors. My search would have been a lot easier if I'd let myself chose something like "animals" or "emotions." Beginnings would actually have fairly easy if I were doing word-based prompts. "I don't know what I was expecting of my first day at my new office, but it didn't involve a live flamingo on my desk," sounds fun, but even if I found a picture of a flamingo on a desk, there would be no way of knowing this was the desk owner's first day at this job rather than something that's happened every day for years. Maybe the desk even belongs to the flamingo, who has been head of marketing research for a decade. How are we to know? That's both the glory and the downside of using picture prompts.

And, of course, there's always the issues of "I found something perfect! But I can't use it." This happens for one of two reasons: either I can't source it or the source doesn't allow its use, which is usually conveyed by the image not being downloadable. Yeah, I could screen cap it then crop, but I'm not going to do that because I figure if the artist didn't mind me using the image, they would have made it easier to use. There were a few images I wanted to select this round that fell into this category and I had to find other suitable works. But since you're never going to see the unused images, just the ones I wound up with, I don't think anyone will be disappointed.

I'm enthusiastic about the new season format and really hopeful other people will like it. My plan is to get my pieces written before I post the prompts so that I can immediately manage the comments to make sure nothing inappropriate gets left. That's going to bad hard this week though because that line I tossed out about the flamingo is really distracting me from thinking about the first prompt!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Season One Starts Soon!

Season One of the Wording Wednesday Project will begin on May 1st.

Our theme for the first season is Beginnings. I will be selecting six prompts before we launch and will post one a week throughout the season. I will be writing my own short fiction responses and it is my hope others will join me.

In addition to posting here, I will be posting to the Wording Wednesday groups I run on MeWe and Openbook. As both of those are closed to those without accounts at the moment, I shall be encouraging participants in the groups to also leave a comment here. Membership in my groups is in no way required for participating here, so if you are on neither service, feel free to interact through this blog.

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