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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 262

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I apologize for the tardiness of today's prompt; I had some unexpected news last night that I'm still trying to process. That said, it did inspire this week's prompt...

For this week's prompt, write a poem in which the unexpected happens. Could be a good unexpected--like receiving a gift from an anonymous person; could be a bad unexpected--like having someone break into your house; could be a confusing unexpected--like having a complete stranger propose marriage. Whatever you're unexpected, have fun poeming!


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Here's my attempt at an Unexpected Poem:

"universal features"

if something amazing is about to happen
expect your fiance to dabble in science
specifically the science of reanimation
& expect his experiment to go wrong

or if you're trying to work your way up
by being diligent & being open to travel
expect your foreign client to suck blood
& have a thing for your own fiancee

or say you return to your homeland
because you're practical & peaceful
& you just want to fall in love well
expect to be attacked by a werewolf

& then to become one yourself


Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems. He loves the old Universal horror films and would check out little books devoted to them from his local library when he was a boy. While Godzilla and King Kong are cool, he was really fascinated by Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf Man, and The Mummy.

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