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A Word For Each Year You’ve Had

This week Eccentric Chai set a fantastic writing challenge. Think of someone you know, take their age and use it as a word limit for a piece of writing about them. I’ve written a couple so far but I think I may have a go at writing a few more since I really am enjoying this prompt.


We do insanity well.

Eccentricity is an art-form

we long since mastered

and balanced out

against each other’s minds.



I’m waiting

for a fragment of me

to stick in your throat

and choke us.

I’ve never had commitment

to catch me.



We forged our friendship in distance

and demoted time

to change only appearance

and leave connections as they were.

This entry was posted in: Poetry


Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


    • It is a wonderful prompt and I’m so glad that I found it. I really want to keep going but I’m meant to be heading out at the moment and I have three other flash-fiction pieces that I’m supposed to be writing. o.o
      I will probably end up doodling out a couple more tonight.

  1. lilycarmichael says

    This is a great prompt, and I love what you’ve done with it so far! Keep it up – I want to see more!

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