This week’s, and the twenty-fifth, Writer’s Island prompt is: “Rising”. Come along and play!
I never read prompt posts before I write my own.
After writing and posting, I read and see that some of the same words and thoughts have bubbled up, and I wonder. Where do the prompts come from? Do they fall from the same bucket of words that rise from each of our minds?
Comments, too. I read comments only after I write my own, yet many times the same statements are repeated. How odd is that?
How often do you read blogged prompts only to find you've written a similar post? Several times, I've searched for a specific and unusual word and found someone else used it as well.
Recently, I posted to my 2000 Mythsteries and Other Pithy Shorts blog and the next Newsweek cover carried the very unusual phrase I'd coined.
It feels like strong synchronicity or outright woohoo voodoo.
Has this happened to you? Do you read first, write later or vice versa?
If similar words wait on the surface, why are Powerball numbers so difficult to dig up?