Welcome to The Time Is Now, your weekly poetry and fiction prompts to keep you writing all year long.
Compose a poem of five stanzas with four lines each. Use five of the following words: promenade, mettle, flap, azimuth, arbor, heap, mast, foxgrape. Write the final line of the poem using words whose vowel sounds contain a, e, i, o, u, in that order (for example, "The stay between window and room").
Pick a short story by another writer and use its ending as the beginning for a new story of your own.
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