My PAD prompt is … “procrustean” … I love collecting words!
Dictionary.com defines procrustean as: 1. pertaining to or suggestive of Procrustes; 2 (often lowercase) tending to produce conformity by violent or arbitrary means; adjective; 3. tending or designed to produce conformity by violent or ruthless methods.
“Word Origin and History for Procrustean
Who doesn’t love retelling a Greek myth in a new way! So today rewrite this story;. Or perhaps tell it from another character’s view 0 his father Poseidon or Theseus who finally defeated him.
Or write your own myth.
Alternatively, you can write about a situation that you find procrustean; perhaps a political piece or maybe a tale from school.
Make this prompt your own!
Other PAD challenges are …
- Robert Lee Brewer’s Apr PAD challenge On Tuests! days, he offers TWO prompts (On Twitter, use hashtag #AprPAD.)
- The official NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo Challenge.They also offer a feature poet everyday and an interview. (On Twitter, use either hashtag #NaPoWRiMo or #NaPoWriMo2018)
- The Poetry School NaPoWriMo challenge.
- WORDxWord 30/30 challenge on their blog.
- Moore School 30 Day Poetry Challenge – a list of prompts for National Poetry Month.
- Contemporary Verse 2 2-Day challenge. is a twist, it takes place April 14-15. Registration deadline: Friday April 6, 2018 at midnight.
- Camp NaNoWriMo – for those wanting help starting another novel …
Keep in mind many of these sites have PAD poems shared on them from other PAD participants/ You can add yours as well.
Here’s one of my poems where I am using myths. I started off with Gilgamesh and then, as humans are wont to do, I started pulling in other similar stories and myths both ancient and modern. And it became metaphors for love.
Let me know what you think ...