#vss365 #prompt #10/24 – 10/30 2021

(Poetry and Prose)

There are SEVERAL fascinating and fun online word challenges in which you can participate, regardless of your skill level! Let’s grow together! I’ll explain before sharing this week’s posts.

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I just did something to help you find things easily! As you can see, I’ve created a new logo for my weekly posts in the category #vss365 (#veryshortstories #365 days a year).

However, I also participate in some other brain-teasing word challenges that you can join as well. If I’m sharing several of my posts from those sites, like I’m doing for the #vss365 #prompts, I’ll use similar logos, such as the ones below. You can tell by the writing on the coffee cup which challenge I’m sharing.

gold wrapped chocolates, a pink rose, and a coffee cup with the words#Haiku #Trantra #Senrya #prompts gold wrapped chocolates, a pink rose, and a coffee cup with the words#MoveMePoetryBattle

When I create those posts, I’ll give more details about the requirements in each. In the meantime, you can check them out, as follows: BraveWrite | Haiku (and other Japanese poetry forms) | Move Me Poetry Battle…(formerly known as Poetry Battle Friday #PBF).

Join Us in the #vss365 #prompt Daily Word Challenges!

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#vss365? #prompts? How would you like to play along with men and women from all over the world who participate in these brain-teasing short challenges?

yellow smiley face with red hearts of loveThis week’s posts are below, but let me explain briefly for the new people first. First, the motto for the week; then, the intro.

Just scroll fast if you don’t need the intro. Also, scroll beyond the #vss365 entries to learn about more opportunities, like being a Guest Contributor or finding/creating classy, inexpensive gifts for writers and those they want to bless.

The Motto for This Week

“You don’t have to be great to start,
but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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Click Here to get that quote on a spiral notebook, coffee mug, etcetera. (Note: you can change background colors.) Here are the “etceteras:”

KEEP SCROLLING OR Click Here to get the above image & quote on a spiral notebook, puzzles, t-shirts and sweatshirts (for men, women, & children including infants), mugs, tote bags, home decor (everything from throw pillows, fleece blankets, and duvet covers to shower curtains and towels),  posters, phone covers and chargers, yoga mats, and more. 

     (Note: you can change background colors and image size.)

How #vss365 #prompts Work – for Your Daily Enjoyment!

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The facilitator on Twitter gives us a mind-exercising word #prompt that we are to use in creating poetry or prose. The prompts get our creative juices flowing and help us start each day with something deliciously new to contemplate.

(By the way, you don’t have to respond immediately. You have the whole day to figure out what you want to post. Also, you can have the prompts emailed to you if you wish.)

hashtag symbol made of pencils by Eric Binder for #vss365 #promptsSo, I hope more of you will join us in the #vss365 (which means ‘very short stories – 365 days a year’) #prompt (the word you use when you create a Twitter-sized response in poetry or prose) challenges on Twitter!

It’s for everyone – from people who’ve never written poems or prose before all the way to real Pros! Here are some details.

  • You can write something humorous, elegant, scary, or abstruse – whatever you want to do will work!
  • People don’t usually do this, but you may submit more than one entry per #prompt word.
  • Adding photos is not a requirement. However, I love color and images, so I usually choose to use them, unless no photo could depict what I wrote (like on esoteric and spiritual topics).

This Week’s Samples and How You Can Ask Questions

October 30, 2021

#vss365 #prompt # flee

Here’s an example of what the real challenge looked like while Caleb was the facilitator. He wrote the challenge to us, and – by replying to him – I was able to share my response.

Then, I saw a GIF that inspired me to write another response.

#vss365 #prompt #flee
I heard that loud growl, too
striking fear in my pounding heart!
My bulging eyes are like searchlights
Trying to find a path of escape.
But my leg is ensnared,
and I cannot #flee

little girl running through foggy meadow https://twitter.com/i/status/1454418229468803072

October 29, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #hurt

Overcoming fear and fatigue,

Stoic staff of hospitals everywhere

Struggle to save lives and salve the hurt

Of traumatic illness and loss

For isolated patients and families alike.

Millions more front-line workers

Keep society alive.

We applaud the heroism.

front line workers by Alexas Fotos

October 28, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #treacherous

Galloping hooves thudded
Over the treacherous terrain.
Flags flying, coarsened men with hoarsened voices
Brandished weapons and spurred their prized animals
To brutal death.
War! Why?        Men are the beasts.

image of men and animals in deadly combat by Gordon D. Johnson

October 27, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #betray #tantra #31syllables

My uncontrollable smile and incessant mention of your name are sure to betray me as having fallen in love with you.

2 fingers with faces and a heart drawn on them + the text

October 26, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #accident #Haiku

Accident or fate?

Deer versus automobile.

You and I alone.

snow; man's boots facing woman's boots. Her standing on tiptoes intimates they are kissing.

October 25, 20221

#vss365 #prompt #intimate

When you intimate

That we should be intimate,

And you’re my boss,

That’s called

Sexual Harassment.

Leave Me Alone!

universal red prohibited icon + text

That was the first thing that came to mind, but I wanted to do something less harsh, so I added a second response to #vss365 #prompt #intimate. Here it is.

October 25, 20221

#vss365 #prompt #intimate

One cannot be indiscriminate

If the desire is to be intimate

At the level of the soul.

Words make a mockery

Of the larger Truth they try to encompass.

Knowing is Natural

And need not be spoken.

October 24, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #radiate

Your soul-spirit

Is like sunbeams

That radiate through a million trees

Reflecting back to you

How you have affected all you encountered.

Were you a blessing or a curse?


sunbeams radiating through trees and reflecting a mirror-image back on water by J Plenio

Come Back Next Week for More!

Keep Scrolling for Additional Ideas and Opportunities!

Meet Other Writers Online and Join the Community

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If you add #writingcommunity and/or #poetrycommunity to your post, you open the doors to meet writers of all genres who may see your work. I find them to be very supportive of one another.

Do You Want To Be A Guest Contributor to My Website?

Join over 8,000 users on this site and keep reading to get some other ideas, including about being a Guest Contributor. The latter is just a nice way in which we can share our work with more people and, perhaps, gain more followers.

Nancy invites guest contributions

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If you want to be a Guest Contributor to my website for #vss365 or for #Haiku work, or if you would like to learn more about some other goodies I offer, keep scrolling for more info after you read my #vss365 #prompt responses.

You can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. Just email me at #MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. and put “Inquiry” – and your topic – in the subject line.

In the Meantime,
I Have Much More to Teach and Share
So Keep Scrolling!


Join over 8,000 users on this site and keep reading to get some other ideas, including about being a Guest Contributor.

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I hope you’ll follow me on Twitter @NancyKnowsLife. Of course, you should vet/screen me first to see if I post things suitable for your values and interests on this page.

To summarize, I post about:
  • wellness topics (from Eastern and Western medicine, metaphysics, meditation, and holistic healing modalities (I have many certifications). These posts may be taken from experts or from my other website (My Get Well Guru
  • photography and other arts (dance, painting, music, etc.)
  • motivational or philosophical quotes, writing, poetry, training, small business topics.

#vss365 Guest Contributor Options

To see only the #Vss365 #prompt posts in one place on this website, Click Here. It will give you “the rules” plus lots of examples to kickstart your imaginings. Of course, you can stop here, or…

Click Here to learn about the benefits of submitting some of your work as a guest contributor. (You keep the copyright. We just agree that I may post the work on my website.)

BUT – SCROLL ON TO LEARN MORE about my other creative projects – one of which you can do, too!

Other Things I Do + Some Offers

Nancy’s Novelty Presentation Infographics for Speakers, Trainers, and Event Coordinators

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  • Since I am a public speaker and conduct classes and consultations, I felt the need to use infographics to announce breaks, instructions for break-out sessions, and more, so I created these inexpensive collections to benefit others, as well.
  • Most themes have several individual “slides” that can be bought separately or as a collection.
  • These can be used online or in person.
  • People who have used them came back for more! Some also asked me to customize infographics for them.
  • Here are some quick samples. As you can see, there are different themes correlated to the kind of group that is holding an event.

Nancy's Novelty Infographics Coffee Break Time

Nancy's Novelty Infographics Sleeping Baby Break Time slide

business infographics - Welcome to the Waiting Roombusiness infographics - tech difficulties

infographics about putting comments and questions in the Chat box

business infographics - stay muted

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Again, you can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. Just email me at #MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. and put “Inquiry – Infographics” in the subject line.

Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels

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This is the thing you can do also. Click Here to learn more. (You’ll see how to do it after scrolling through my own goodies.)

  • As of this writing, I have had over 126,000 visitors to my site. It’s kind of like going to a museum to see all the themes and images there!
  • As of this writing, I also have 63 Collections housing 517 Images, and I am adding more “as we speak.”
  • The collections contain themes. Examples include flowers, quotes, activism, sports, landscapes, holidays, seasons of the year, animals, children, politics, food, health, and more.
  • They make great, inexpensive gifts for one’s self and others (friends, family, co-workers, visits to people in medical or other care facilities, etc.)
  • When I post there, it means that the image being shown now is available on the following merchandise. 
    • mugs, wall art (canvas, metal, framed, etc.)
    • home decor (towels, shower curtains, duvet covers, throw pillows, and more)
    • T-shirts and sweatshirts for people of all ages (including infants)
    • yoga mats
    • tote bags (regular size and weekender)
    • carry-all pouches
    • cell phone covers
    • battery chargers
    • puzzles
    • spiral notebooks
    • greeting cards
    • stickers
    • facemasks

Pixels (aka Fine Arts America) adds even more types of merchandise every now and then.

Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels Products

Here’s a sample of my “Best Cattleya” on a weekender tote bag followed by a few other samples on coffee mugs, spiral notebooks, and weekender bags.

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All of the images I supply are available on the items listed above, most of which make great gifts for one’s self and others. Of special interest to writers may be spiral notebooks, mugs, shirts, and tote bags. You can do this, too. Don’t forget to click on the link I gave you if you want to learn more.

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Again, you can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. Just email me at #MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. and put “Inquiry – Photos on Pixels” in the subject line.

Nancy’s Novelty Memes & Quotes

Similarly, I make memes, often using quotes, that people may purchase inexpensively. Click Here to learn more. (I occasionally include some of these in Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels also for people who would like them on t-shirts, mugs, spiral notebooks, or posters, etc.) For writers, spiral notebooks with motivational covers can help keep notes for different projects easy to spot and more uplifting to use than just having scraps of paper everywhere. (I should know … I’ve been a bit too “scrappy.”)

Here are samples.


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Once more, you can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. Just email me at #MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail. com. and put “Inquiry – Memes” in the subject line.

Writing/Editing, Public Speaking, Classes, and Consultations

I hope you’re having fun with #vss365 #prompts and that you’ll join us on Twitter. For other kinds of writing services and tipsClick Here.


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I do so many things – from writing and editing services, to teaching and training and holistic healing services. You can always contact me for a free, initial consultation to get details about anything I present. To talk about classes, consultations, and/or writing and editing projects, email me at MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail.com. Put “Inquiry” plus your topic into the subject line.

I look forward to hearing from you! In the meantime, …

Do It The Write Way! Let My Fingers Do Your Talking!

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About Nancy Ayanna Wyatt

In addition to being a writer/editor, creator of infographics, and a highly engaging presenter and trainer, I am an ethical, energetic, and multi-faceted manager, demonstrably successful in directing human and financial resource allocation, contract administration, policies and procedures development, and supervisory functions. I have managed diverse departments, ranging from business offices to police, to name only two, while working for multi-national corporations, non-profits, higher education, state government, and small businesses. I have created extensive procedures, manuals, and training programs. I use the Internet, MS Office Suite, and presenter software. I have created 3 Word Press websites "from scratch." I sell photos on merchandise at https://pixels.com/profiles/nancyayanna-wyatt. My earned reputation is for fair play and for keeping people informed at all levels. I am praised often for my communication skills, which include listening, public speaking, writing and editing, training, and interpersonal relationships with people of all ages, cultures and hierarchical levels. An example of a presentation is "How To Start A Business," for which I provide extensive notes in English and Spanish. https://mypersuasivepresentations.com/classes-how-to-start-business/. Seminars on many topics may be booked through my website or by calling me. You also may hire me to create/and or present new teaching or training projects!

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