HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS:
Each week, Sammi Cox will provide an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose based on the given prompt. 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 (see note below). 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.
- A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc). If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap. Remember, this is supposed to be fun!
Miles away from a familiar face,
cooped up by this rainy window;
half-opened cardboard boxes
and licked-clean Cup Noodles
I wish I could kiss Mom goodnight
like I used to when I was ten.
Is this what “homesick” feels like?