Stephen Fuller *** Poetry, Essays

Level UP Writing Challenge week of 2/3

Good morning friends, Baristas, and regular guests here at Full Beard Lit, last week I introduced the Level UP Writing Challenge which incorporated the January 28th Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge with prompts from Eugi, Sadje, and Christine along with a video to a song I have been obsessed with: November by Max Richter. I did, however, forget to ask those of you who took this challenge to give me a pingback, so instead, the hyperlinks above will take you to their blogs and the where you can discover the great writing shared that met these challenges.

This week, I return with a new Level UP although a few days late due to travel.

Level ONE:

Incorporate two of the following prompts into your writing:

Beth at Go Dog Go’s “Scarlet Rosebud”

Eugi’s “Alive”

Sadje’s image prompt with #Keepitalive #Whatdoyousee (click on the picture to reach her blog):


and I want to add courtesy of Robin Leeann her a first line given idea with: “I was supposed to learn how to drive, but instead, I got a crash course on anti-psychotics” suggestion to Robin courtesy of Bree Dawn

Level TWO:

Incorporate Three or more of those prompts!

Finally, Level THREE:

Watch the following wonderful Ted Talk: “The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.”* (*Text courtesy of the video description at You Tube) I was introduced to Brother David a few years back with this video and it remains a powerful lesson to Stop, Look, and then Go so that I am more present and grateful in my life. I fail as often as I succeed.

I hope you enjoy this video, that you are inspired by it and the wonderful prompts above… after-all, if we want to be truly alive, shouldn’t we begin our days with a moment of gratitude for at least one thing and then get to our chosen art of creation?

I for one am grateful for this growing community of wonderful friends and writers here and at the Cafe, so scroll around a while and join me. And if you take the Level UP challenge, give me a pingback so I can start compiling them in future issues!


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