Sammi’s challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose. You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you. The only rules are these:
- your poem / prose must contain this week’s word. The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
- the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge. No more. No less.
My home is Mercury, a place
Ever lost to me now. I
Remember my craft
Crashing, yet I emerged whole and
Unhurt, just stunned.
Realising my predicament
In a strange world, I
Anticipated hostility, but found