Shelter and Write Prompt 21: Erasure


Find a text about current events that really catches your eye. It could be a news article, a social media post, a poem, or any kind of text, but it’s good to choose something with at least a full page of text so you have a lot of words to choose from. 

Black out sections of the text to create a poem or story with new meaning. This means that you will use only words from the text in the order they are in, but you can erase any part of the text you wish. Check out Sara Adam’s poetry for an example! 

This post is part of a series I am doing that includes 30 prompts for 30 days of sheltering at home. You can read more about my reasoning and also find other prompts here. I would love to see what you come up with. Feel free to share here or to tag your work #shelterandwrite.

3 thoughts on “Shelter and Write Prompt 21: Erasure”

  1. I checked out one of your blogs on tinytickytacky.com “INTO THE WOODS WITH THE INTERNET BOOGEY MAN” Oh my goodness! I loved it. (I tried to comment but couldn’t connect through WP)

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