Day 13. A baker's dozen. With unselfish largesse, an added item, a baker can turn bad luck to good, for both customer and seller.
Maureen Thorson's NaPoWriMo prompt: "The number 13 is often considered unlucky, so today I’d like to challenge you to beat the bad luck away with a poem inspired by fortune cookies. You could write a poem made up entirely of statements that predict the future ('You will meet a handsome stranger'), aphoristic statements ('The secret to getting ahead is getting started') or just silly questions ('How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?') Or you could use a phrase you’ve actually received in a real fortune cookie as a title or first line. However you proceed, I hope you will feel fortunate in the results (do you get it? Do you get it? Rimshot, please). Happy writing!"
Robert Lee Brewer's PAD prompt: "For today’s prompt, take the phrase 'Last (blank),' replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles include: 'Last Word,' 'Last Card Catalog,' 'Lasting Impression,' 'Last Train to Duluth,' and so on."
Jed is first up today. By 8:00 A.M. he already had both prompts covered.
I'm up second, an hour later. Here's my blending of "fortune cookie" and "last _____"
Last Fortune Cookie
Third up today is Alan, working with a "last date" idea.
Fortune Cookie Last Date Warnings
Next is Ven with a hilarious "last day" scenario. Wicked fun!
Last Day as a Fortune Cookie Fortune Writer
Sarah also writes about a "last day," but of a very different kind.
Thanks for the poems, friends! And friends out there in the blogosphere, thanks for reading!
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