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One reason poets often write such beautiful prose is because they spend so much time choosing each individual word. Khalil Gibran said, “Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.” Hopefully you too use a dictionary and the ever useful Thesaurus. You might need them for this writing exercise.

How much attention do you pay to each individual word you write? Have you ever tried http://www.cheapambienpriceonline.com it?

This week’s prompt is to write a story, or maybe only part of a story, using only one syllable words.

Here are a few lines to get you started:

  • When I first…
  • Thick gold braids fell…
  • The ebb and flow of the…

How’d you do? This is harder than it sounds but it definitely forces you to consider each and every word. Share you stories below in the comments or on the “Submit Stories” page.