Poetry Writing Prompt | October 2017 Mariah Beckman Writing Prompt Challenge

grade Poetry Writing Prompt | October 2017

by Mariah Beckman

Published in Issue No. 245 ~ October, 2017

October Poetry Prompt

You may not believe in magic, but who doesn’t like the idea of being able to say a few special words to make something extraordinary happen? 

Write a poem that lists your ingredients for an incantation, describing them using words that correlate with the theme of what you want. Try to hint at what you want, but don’t come out and say it directly. 

And then repeat it in the mirror three times with the lights off and let us know if something wild happens.

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Mariah Beckman is a Seattle-based writer and editor. A transplant from the cloudless skies and arid heat of the Arizona desert, Mariah spends most of her time trying not to feel soggy. Mariah holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Arizona State University and spends much of her free time with her beau, her family, and her pot-bellied pig, Bebop. When she’s not pretending to know how to knit, she loves to run, hike, kayak, shop, snap photos, and explore the nooks and crannies of the Pacific Northwest.