Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is to write a poem in the form of a news article you wish would come out tomorrow.
Today’s PAD Challenge is the second two for Tuesday:
- Write a lucky poem and/or…
- Write an unlucky poem.
Over at the A to Z Challenge they encourage a quick game of Klondike solitaire to let the mind wander a bit when you need a break. My Janus word for today is killer which can mean something or someone that takes life, or in its slang usage can mean something challenging to do or something excellent.
Today’s prompts inspired some arts and crafts. I began today’s poetry journey by pulling some old local papers from my fire-fuel pile and began hunting for inspiration. Since the local Courier-Herald is mostly full of stories about kids sports and I couldn’t even find the word “luck” in there, I quickly lost interest, so I tried a different source. When I was taking the Futures Thinking specialization courses on Coursera, I signed up for some Futurist newsletters. I found my inspiration from a link in the Science X Newsletter that led me to Phys.org. I found a few different articles that interested me, printed them and then got to work.
Today’s poem about tomorrow’s headline used the following sources:
The role of hydrophobic molecules in catalytic reactions by Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum
Using near-field optical microscopy to conduct real-time evanescent wave imaging by Bob Yirka , Phys.org
Megafauna extinction mystery unlocked by Flinders University
Researchers find bubbles speed up energy transfer by Elaina Hancock, University of Connecticut
(images used are public domain)