Boomerang: A Mirrored Beginning and Ending - writercize #AtoZChallenge 3.2

Please note: writercize (a portmanteau of write and exercise with a z for ... a twist? fun? street cred?) is participating in the A to Z Challenge through the month of April with alphabetical writing prompts. I'm skipping the stories behind the prompts so you can spend more time practicing and less time reading! Please participate, and enjoy!

writercize: Challenge yourself to a little creative flash fiction or poetry. Throw out the traditional concept of beginning, middle and end and merge beginning with end. How? 

Begin and end a sentence, paragraph, short story or poem with the same word. 

Hence, the boomerang - send out a single word and bring it back to round out the story or poem.

I love reading your comments and especially your writercize results, so please, drop me a line to let me know if this worked for you! Better yet, share it with the world. 

Click "read more" for writercizer sample response - a poem beginning and ending with moon.

writercizer sample response:

moon -
full, bright, inanimate rock.
rife with personality-laden craters
that smile down 
and wink at all earth's creatures.
giver of life,
wonder, dreams.
illuminating possibility.

moon - 
slim, crescent sliver
on a dark, quiet night.
mysterious and hidden from sight.
blanketed in shadows. 
leaving little more than a
memory of your full, round body 
and sly promise of imminent return.

moon - 
celestial beauty.
muse of poets, 
painters and lovers.
master of water,
flora and fauna. 
keeper of secrets,
desires and wishes.



  1. Great poem. I'll walk around with this idea today, see if something comes up. I'll send you a note if it does! Fun take on the challenge, to get us thinking and writing and trying something new. Jump on the train!

    Play off the Page

  2. Terrific poem, and I like the subject :) Good luck in your challenge.

  3. Hi, Alana! This is a great idea. Perfect for National Poetry Month, too! Lovely poem.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  4. Following from the A to Z Challenge.

    Why? Because someone posting writing exercises designed to help me improve my skill is someone I should be following. ;)


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