Writing Prompt

Wednesday Writing Prompt

Wednesday Writing Prompt

Your fortnightly writing prompt.


On Monday Helena Nelson spoke of awe walks. “I heard a radio talk about ‘awe’ walks as a way of boosting the spirits, and realised I’d been doing them without knowing. On an ‘awe’ walk you deliberately look for one thing to marvel at, on a walk of any length. I usually photograph whatever it is. Sometimes it’s cloud formations. Sometimes weird fungi. Sometimes the colour of new grass. Or frost melting on a leaf. Snowberries on a bare twig.”

For today’s prompt I offer a photograph of a spider’s web. This is what you see on you “awe walk” whilst out on your own. Maybe you took the wrong path, got lost for a while, or quietly decided to creep away. There is a moment of doubt as to where to go next…


Poems or lines from poems can be shared in the comments. The submissions window for poems as part of the creativity in lockdown project opens later in the spring.

2 thoughts on “Wednesday Writing Prompt”

  1. Thanks for the beautiful prompt and invitation to submit a poem! I’m still pondering where to start because there are gazillions of fascinating things about spiders and their webs … both in their physical real “is-ness” and also the connotations and symbolisms. So … I haven’t actually written anything yet but hope to have something by April 😀 🕷🕸

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