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2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 5


Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides Blog

For people new to these challenges, I like to do “Two for Tuesday” prompts on Tuesdays. In that way, I get to pretend like I’m a DJ on a radio station. Here are the two prompts today:

  1. Write a concealed poem. Could be about a concealed weapon, concealing emotions, concealing intentions, etc. Cover it up and write about it.
  2. Write an unconcealed poem. Okay, take everything from the first prompt and uncover it. Reveal everything that’s hidden.

Completed on day 7

I loved this prompt – had loads of ideas swimming around my head. What I finally wrote was semi autobiographical and was an experience I had once on a tube. The reveal was even better because I had no idea what was concealed and didn’t know until the end of the poem as I was still undecided.


Both poems have some amazing lines (you know when you write a stunner and think WOW!) and I have used clever word play in the title – I think I might perform part 1 or both next week at the SpeakEasy event.


Scaling the Matterhorn!


The marathon writing challenge began this morning after spending last night writing up the schedule for the next four days! That’s why I feel this mountain climb has turned epic!
4 Short stories, 10 poems in 4 days… On top of work, work…
I read this morning, funnily enough about mountains (thank you universe) it seems it is possible to move a whole mountain a boulder at a time.
I managed 3hrs writing this morning and completed 2 short stories (working on them since January), wrote 1 new poem, typed up a 2nd from my collection/ back catalogue.
Today I have submitted the 2 short stories. I now have 2 short stories, 8 poems and 3 days – easy, unlike scaling the Matterhorn!

Happy writing x