4 -2-1 -The Life Within

Composting Prompt Ingredients – Once a Week Prompt
Everyone loves a creative push, a gentle nudge, and what better to sate that passion than a writing prompt? Something to stir the imagination, or to inspire the mind, tickle the fancy, provide a bit of a distraction, and maybe provide some entertainment along the way too?

But why, Composting’ Prompt’ Ingredients? What’s that all about then? The secret to a great ‘compost’ heap is the ingredients. It’s a bit like a dash of this, a splash of that and a few drops of something else, as a witch might say when stirring up a cauldron concoction.

Composting isn’t rocket science but gentle crafting and building your skills up, and eventually, you’ll find a balance that is right for you in your quest for gardener’s gold! Composting is all about knowing what you can add and the right ingredients.

So if we were to say ‘composting prompt ingredients’, that is all about seeing what works with writing. Therefore, your ingredients might be prompt, inspiration, creativity, imagination, opinion, suggestion, provocation, controversy, moments, chance encounters, experiences, uniqueness, personality, individuality, perspective, reading, etc.

Here it’s a case of teasing your curiosity out with a few choice distractions, and all the Earthly Comfort prompts are designed to allow your interpretation to create for you, allowing your mind to run wild. Be they questions to make you think or puzzles to make you wonder, or snippets of wordery to bring out your artisan crafts to bump and grind their way along with the keyboard – it’s all up to you and how you decide to express yourself and above all, it’s about having some fun!

So, should you wish, please feel free to drop a comment below, or if teased and tempted enough, then create your post and please remember to link your blog to mine with a pingback; otherwise, I’ll never see your response.

Pingbacks are easy to do – Copy the URL (the HTTPS:// address of the prompt post) and paste it into your post. You may also place a copy of the URL of your post in the comments of the current week’s prompt.

Season One – Game 6
4 -2-1 -The Life Within
Image Inspired Writing

Welcome to 4 – 2 – 1 – The Life Within

4 Images/2 Title Choices/1 Writer’s Creation

You know you can see something unusual when taking photographs, something that catches your eyes and you think – l bet there’s a story or a life within that!

Well, that’s what 4 – 2 – 1 is all about – the writer has four images of the item in question taken at different angles and with a different sleight added to the ambience, two different prompt title choices and one writer’s creation

The prompt requires the writer to look at the image gallery, figure out the best story, select one of the title suggestions only, and then create a story, poem or observation of their choice.
Pick one of the Title choices from below.
Bright Side of LifeElephants in the Sun
What’s The Life Within?
I saw this pair of sunglasses one June Sunday morning at around 4.30am just sitting there on top of an upright log. No one else was around – they simply captivated me and l pondered upon their story, the life within.

So there we go folks!

Looking forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks for Reading, see you next Saturday!

Designs – Earthly Comforts – Inspired by Nature – see collection here

My thanks to the following who particiapated in last weeks Game – 10 Ways To Dispose of a Body in the Back Garden
XXXEugeniaGoings OnXXX

Published by The Autistic Composter

Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

16 thoughts on “4 -2-1 -The Life Within

  1. Elephant in the Sun

    I believe…
    She is truly, a fairy in disguise
    Like a tiny house mouse
    Full of wonder and wise
    Just look at those ears!
    Such wings of surprise
    No doubt, they carry her
    Aloft, far and wide
    To land in the treetops
    Where she so often will hide
    What would you call her,
    This fairy-elephant, elephant-fairy
    Fairest Fairiphant or Sweet Ellie-airy
    Well, as it happened to pass
    I was out looking for one
    A wee mighty lass.
    Along I went,
    Bumping and bouncing
    Down the dirt road
    Where the safari itself
    Is one’s real abode.
    My search started early
    With the sun in the East
    Blinding my eyes,
    Raged the heavenly beast,
    Til the clouds pulled close
    Their blanket of gray
    So grateful I was
    For their softening the way.
    Up went my aviators
    To the top of my head
    And on with my journey
    Yet hours… til bed.
    On and on,
    Jeep and I wrangled
    When all at once my hair
    Became unruly and tangled.
    My glasses had flown
    In the wind and the dust
    Why oh why, had I
    Dared so to trust
    Gone, oh so gone
    Forever they must
    Left alone, all alone
    In the infinite endless
    …horizon of rust.
    Day approached night
    Yet, no Eleairy
    Had I found in the light
    Disheartened, I left,
    The jeep and the road
    ..and all of the rest
    To wander in silence
    As the sun now slipped down
    In the far away west…
    Here was I, beleaguered and lost
    Letting quiet and calm,
    Replace muddled,
    and tossed
    Then… just before me
    A tiny trunk raised
    Through the greenest of grass
    In the most emerald of glades.
    Velvety gray
    From her stem to her stern
    How far had she traveled…
    My sight to return….

    – suzanne 🦋

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      1. Oh yes! I saw an elephant straight away gently holding onto something of value for someone who had lost themselves. An absolutely wonderful capture on your part ☺️

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