Prompt Keen

22 Nov
English: Think you already knew the old saying...

English: Think you already knew the old saying: “A picture is worth a thousand words?” Think again. Let’s ask Andy and see what he says… What’s your explanation? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Your blog just became a viral sensation. What’s the one post you’d like new readers to see and remember you by? Write that post.

I already did.  Two of them, in fact: here and here.

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Take a subject you’re familiar with and imagine it as three photos in a sequence. Tackle the subject by describing those three shots.

Oh please!

A picture is worth a thousand words, therefore three photos equals three thousand words.  Would my readers rather have three photos or three thousand words?  I think you know the answer to that one.

Here’s a compromise response:

Subject: WordPress prompts.

Photos described; the condensed version: Dull, dull and duller.

a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words-1000

a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words-1000 (Photo credit: HikingArtist.com)

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Think of something that truly repulses you. Hold that thought until your skin squirms. Now, write a glowing puff piece about its amazing merits.

Something that truly repulses me until I squirm that I am actually willing to think of is that last prompt.  

Wasn’t it wonderful?  Creative, complicated and guaranteed to bring my scorn crashing down on its head.  My favourite kind of prompt.

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Create a new word and explain its meaning and etymology.

Word:  Silpromptly

Meaning:  

  1. Absurd, irrational but well-meaning suggestion such as to occasion or inspire ridiculous and/or scornful responses.  e.g. Here is a silpromptly for you because we didn’t have time to think of something sensible.
Etymology: This post; second prompt.

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You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever. Write it.

This is my last-ever post because the WordPress Prompters have finally caught up with me.

Before they skewer me to their suggestions board with my own biting wit, I beg you to re-read my many posts, discover my genius and share them all, sending me viral and making me a global sensation, so I can at least replace the lamp [see first prompt response at top of page] with the money I make.

Start with Joke 245 – last year’s Thanksgiving cartoons.

Argghh!  They’re coming…  I loved you all, dear readers; especially the ones who sent me gifts…

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18 Responses to “Prompt Keen”

  1. vivinfrance November 22, 2012 at 13:15 #

    I wish I hadnae clicked on those heres! You are a clever girl. BTW has a parcel arrived?

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  2. mairedubhtx November 22, 2012 at 13:39 #

    Brilliant, as always!

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  3. laurieanichols November 22, 2012 at 14:34 #

    You are the best Tilly!

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  4. viveka November 22, 2012 at 16:44 #

    You are prompt-amazing!! And forget it .. there will be no last blog from you.

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  5. adinparadise November 22, 2012 at 18:33 #

    Loved your viral sensations. 😆 I can not imagine the blogs without you, Tilly. 🙂

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  6. bevchen November 22, 2012 at 20:13 #

    Hahaha! This is brilliant. Makes the fact that I have to work this evening a teeny bit better.

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  7. sanstorm November 22, 2012 at 22:23 #

    The new prompts are even rubbisher than the 2011 ones.

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  8. sanstorm November 22, 2012 at 22:24 #

    Oh, I jusk clicked the two posts that encapsulate your oeuvre. Nice.
    :mrgreen:

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  9. Perfecting Motherhood November 26, 2012 at 08:09 #

    Oh, I missed these so much…

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