Creative Prompt: Milestones

Welcome to Wordsmith Studio’s Weekly Prompt!

Wordsmith Studio Logo Banner

Every Thursday we’ll post a new topic for your creative pleasure. When you get a good flash story, memory, poem, or photo (or three, or five) post them to your blog, website, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Then come back here and post a link to your contribution(s) in the comments.

This Week’s Theme is: Milestones

Milestones are the way we mark the end of one thing and the beginning of another. Like the end of summer and the beginning of school. A new grade level or a new job. A wedding, a divorce, or the birth of a child. We say things like, “That was before…” and use the milestone to mark the passage of time.

What milestones occur in August? Summer swim team has ended. Children come home from camp. Back to school frenzy begins. Maybe you still have a vacation left or are anxiously awaiting the NFL preseason.

sparkling8Get Creative!

Think about where you were last August and what achievements you’ve logged since then. What milestones are you reflecting on? Maybe, “It’s been a year since…” or “That was over a year ago.”

Got Ideas?

Do you have suggestions for future “Prompt” posts? Leave us a comment, or email us here. We ♥LOVE♥ feedback!

Be sure to check back next week for more fun and new inspiration.


Happy Creating!

Wordsmith Studio Fiction Group


11 comments for “Creative Prompt: Milestones

  1. August 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    It might seem like cheating that I wrote the prompt AND responded to it. But I didn’t cheat. Really. Not that much. Here’s my blog on Milestones:

    • danadampier
      August 11, 2013 at 11:14 am

      Great post!

      • August 13, 2013 at 4:23 am

        Thanks, Dana. What’s a blog about life in transition without the occasional reflection on milestones?

  2. Becca
    August 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Here’s mine:

    And, Kasie, you’re totally a cheater . . . 😉

    • August 13, 2013 at 4:24 am

      Thanks for playing, Becca. And, hey, when it’s your turn to do the prompt, I won’t mind if you have a blog post at the ready to fit it 😉

  3. danadampier
    August 11, 2013 at 11:02 am
    • August 13, 2013 at 4:25 am

      Publication is certainly a milestone! Congrats, Dana!

      • danadampier
        August 14, 2013 at 11:28 am

        Thank you!!

  4. Kris Swanguarin
    August 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Here’s a few milestones. The prompt resonated. I started two poems. Here’s one on my new poetry blog for burgeoning works.

    • August 13, 2013 at 4:27 am

      That’s a great take on the milestones, Kris. I confess I hadn’t thought about the origin of the word or the subjectivity of it, either. Interesting though the emperors changed the marker, they never adjusted the distance.

  5. August 13, 2013 at 6:45 am

Leave a Reply