#vss365 #prompt 10/3 – 10/9 2021

Nancy (Ayanna) Wyatt 2021Writers and Wannabe Writers!

Are you enjoying these snippets along with me? This short activity is brain-teasing, gets the creative juices flowing, and starts each day with something other than your same ole’ thoughts revolving endlessly in your head!

I hope more of you will join us in the #vss365 (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!

You can write something humorous, elegant, scary, or abstruse – whatever you want to do will work! People don’t usually do this, but you can submit more than one entry per #prompt word. You don’t have to add photos, but I love color and images, so I usually choose to use them.

Many Definitions Make Things Interesting

Today’s word is “sliver.” It can mean anything from a sliver (piece) of pie to a painful sliver (splinter) of wood stuck in your finger or foot, and it has many more word usages. It’s also the name of a film. Wikipedia lists:

Searches Related to silver

Learn More After You Check Out These Examples

I’ll also tell you, in great detail, how to participate when you Click Here. However, the purpose of this post is to share my responses to the #vss365 challenges for this week (below) and to quickly point you to where, on Twitter, you can join in the fun. There, you also can find the submissions of other writers. To learn more here, scroll to the bottom. But, first …. this week’s submissions….

October 9, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #sliver


The silver sliver

Reassures me I’m not blind

And the earth lives still.

sliver of a moon- photo by-Khusen-Rustamov

sliver of a moon- photo by-Khusen-Rustamov

October 9, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #sliver #Haiku

The angels did it

From full speed to sudden stop

A sliver betwixt

alcoholic drink-car-keys-rose-driving by-Steve-Buissinne

(Note: not all of my #vss365 #prompt posts are autobiographical! For example, I rarely drink alcoholic beverages. However and happily, I have experienced Divine Intervention in auto travails.)

October 9, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #sliver #Haiku #ouch

Pain obscures my view

A sliver in my tuckus

That rustic park bench.

A wooden park bench beside a large tree trunk with autumn leaves all around - photo  by Dariusz Staniszewski

 photo  by Dariusz Staniszewski

October 8, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #blackbird

As a child,

How I loved

The sight and trilling song

Of the Redwing Blackbird

Calling from alight the cattail grasses

Wistful Notes From A City

Redwing Blackbird in Cattails - Composite by Nancy Wyatt

October 7, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #stagger #tanka #31syllables

The assaults on democracy by American citizens who prefer authoritarianism staggers the mind.

illustration of a fist in American flag design by Gordon Johnson

October 7, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #stagger

She decided to

Stagger her thoughts carefully

Lest her mind explodes.


October 6, 2021

#vcc365 #prompt #dandelion #philosophy #religion

This is an example of how one can use more than the allotted Twitter characters to create a work. I put the words onto an image that I created in a PowerPoint slide, and then I converted the slide into a JPEG and PNG format. Afterward, I could have made a video out of it also. I can teach you how to do that, too. It is among my basic classes for people who are beginners in computer use. Click Here to learn more. See what it looks like below the text, which follows here.

 When the Chinese

Invaded Tibet,

It sent the Dali Lama and others fleeing

To other countries,

So sad, and yet,

It enabled Tibetan Buddhism

To be spread far and wide

Like dandelion seeds,

Enriching new cultures.

water-jeweled dandelion seeds with #vss #prompt by Nancy (Ayanna) Wyatt

October 5, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #autumn

#autumn #playonwords

I love the before and during

But not the after.






October 4, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #wind

#vss365 #prompt #wind

Who knew?

Wind +


Would = a Country Song

#oldschool #RoyRogers

October 3, 2021

#vss365 #prompt #cemetary

For some, there are bleached bones left on the earth’s surface by a pack of animals.

For others ~ a pine box in a cemetery.

For a few, there are mausoleums ensconced within the walls

Of a Necropolis where burial chambers are fit for kings.

Does it really matter?

Ruins of a Necropolis, mausoleum, and guardian angel

Ruins of a Necropolis, mausoleum and guardian angel under dark clouds photo by Enrique Meseguer

@NancyKnowsLife Has ’em All! Better Yet ~

So Does Nancy’s Novelty #VSS365 Bits 

gold icon for social media app Twitter Find #vss365 #prompts on Twitter

You can see all of my submissions on my Twitter page, @NancyKnowsLife, since Twitter is the host for these challenges. Some are poems, some are in Haiku style, and some are prose. 

You should check out ALL the writers’ work, as well. It is fascinating!

Uh Oh! The thing is that I post a lot of other stuff there, too, about wellness, photography, Nancy’s Novelty Photos on Pixels, and many more topics. 

To see only the #Vss365 #prompt posts in one place on this website, Click Here. It will give you lots of examples to kickstart your imaginings. 

Let’s have some fun sharing our very short stories and poems!

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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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