Surprise – Weekend Writing Prompt

artwork by phil burns

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

Click here to hear the author read his words:


He’s bigger than me.
Much bigger.
He’s a better fighter too.
He’s had a zillion scraps and never lost.
Well, obviously, ‘cos he’s not dead.
All I have is the element of surprise.
And a wee bit rope.
And a stone.
I shout at him.
Hey, Goliath!

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17 Responses to Surprise – Weekend Writing Prompt

  1. AdeOluwa says:

    Yesss. David defeating Goliath will always be a classic. And it’s a template to defeating impossibilities in our lives.
    Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. notestowomen says:

    Armed with faith and some stones, David won the day. Fun retelling of a favorite.


  3. Iain Kelly says:

    An enjoyably pithy retelling, I like David’s attitude.


  4. Dear CE,

    And the rest is history. 😉 A good one.




  5. Dora says:

    That element of surprise won the day, thank God! 😀


  6. Corine Gouy says:

    Vas y David ,tu vas l’avoir !


  7. You should sling your hook before he treads on you!


  8. jenne49 says:

    A wee gem of a story. I love it!


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