Day 123: 5 Minute Freewrite: Monday - Prompt: fumigate

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Read this article. Please!!!

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Please welcome the newest freewriters!! Visit, comment, and vote on their posts. We all love that, right?

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Over 20 Club

@fireawaymarmot is such an amazing artist and writer!!
He gifted the Over 20 Club Members with their very own badge!!!
Here is the badge for all you Over 20 Clubers. Use it with pride

@fireawaymarmot Thank you so much!!

The Over 20 Club is a way to allow some of those long forgotten pieces to shine again and give the authors a way to get a bit of a payout.

Here is how it works:

I have a list of writers who have written at least 20 freewrites.
Every Monday, I will invite 5 authors to write a post showing us 3 or more freewrites they liked and are past their payout.
The writers have until Thursday evening to post their showcase post.
Several of us have committed to giving that post a 100% upvote.
Friday's prompt will have links to the showcase prompts and hopefully, many of you will give it an upvote as well.
It is up to the writers and the voters to participate - you are free to choose.

Here are this week's nominees:

We are looking forward to reading your walk down memory lane.

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Prompt: fumigate

  • Set your timer for 5 minutes
  • Start writing
  • Use the hashtag #freewrite
  • Publish your piece (include a link to this post if you wish)

If you are wondering where this prompt came from - blame at least 3 freewriters for it.

Here is the We-Write authored by @brisby and @f3nix
And @whatisnew said I have to use it. So, what can I do? I have to present it to you.

Copy and paste your URL into the comment section of the prompt post.

  • Or, if you don't want to publish your freewrite, just copy and paste as a comment under the prompt post.

If you don't know what a freewrite is, here is a link to the introduction post.

Here is @snooks excellent tutorial on how to join our freewrite adventure

And @improv's input:

Two things I do a little differently. I just type "timer" into google and it pops up a 5-minute timer. I also type directly into steemit. I also rarely use a photo, don't I? So that's three things.

Please read, comment and vote (if you have voting power) on each others freewrites as much as you can. Especially if you are new to the platform, you will be surprised how many friendships are formed by reading and commenting on each other's work!

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Contests by our Fellow Freewriters

  • I think freewriters love contests!! Here is one by our lovely freewriter friend @sharoonyasir. Prizes are to be had and it looks like this might be the beginning of an ongoing weekly contest!!

  • This is a fun contest by our freewriting friend @mountainjewel. It has nothing to do with writing but looks like a lot of fun. Ends on 2/23

  • @fireawaymarmot has a very special contest. Listen to his music and then, write your story!! How cool is that!!! Go to his profile for the latest prompt.

  • @improv is the master of puns! Enter his Punday contest here

  • The Constrained Writing Contest by our fellow freewriter @svashta is on! Check his blog for the latest contest. Click here to join

  • @miniature-tiger is hosting a 50-word story challenge. This is the opposite of what we are doing.
    Here, you spill your gut out typing fast! The timer is beeping any time.
    There - think about every word. You only get 50 to tell the story!
    Click here to accept the challenge! and check his profile for the newest updates.

  • If you like a picture to be the prompt, check out the #365daysofwriting challenge hosted by @mydivathings. Every day, a new picture to entice you weave a story.

Contests Galore

  • @moneyinfant posts a daily update of writing contests!! Go to his profile and start winning :)

  • Another compilation of all kinds of contests by @artz. A new one comes out every Monday! Check the profile.


Remember to check your voting power. Do not vote for a while if you are under 90! or use

Here is an excellent article explaining how to maximize your vote by @taskmaster4450. It helps you to grow to vote wisely!! And a more recent one

And here is a counter opinion on voting by our freewriter @improv

This post is talking about using your vote for maximum curation. Thank you, Asher @abh12345 Read the post here

Bandwidth Problems

I know that many of you are very new to the platform and your wallets are pretty empty. Believe me, we all started there!! Here is an excellent article which explains what bandwidth is and why you might have a hard time logging in some days - or posting. Thank you @jrswab for this explanation

There are many contests on Steemit. From art to music to writing and everything in between. Enter as many as you can!! And take advantage of the free money people give away I listed in the money section below.

Can one of the newer Steemians please let us know if this is still a problem?

Great Opportunity

This is a great opportunity for those of you who are more serious about your writing and are ready to take it to the next place. The Isle of Write just announced their new project. SBD can be won and you can even make it into a print edition. Read the details here.
An update on how to enter your work.

Writing help

  • A free app: Grammarly. A lot of us are not native English speakers and I am finding it a helpful app. It will underline spelling and grammar mistakes. Just remember that is is not always right -especially if you use complex sentence structures. Here is the link

  • Remember The Most Dangerous Writing App. You set the time - 5 min - and start typing. Don’t stop!!! It will destroy what you wrote if you stop for more than 3 seconds - and backspace does not count as writing on the app. If you are prone to stop and think - this app forces you to keep going. You can make corrections after the 5 minutes are over.

  • A timer. Egg timer is a free tool you can use on your desktop to set a time. This is useful for our freewrites or if you want to work in blocks of time and then take a break. Here is the link

  • Our fellow freewriter @arbitrarykitten has a business here on Steemit. Several editors are offering to edit and format your post for a small fee. Check out their intro post

  • Our discord channel Isle of Write has workshop rooms for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry where some of the experienced writers might be able to give some tips. Join with this link

  • If you are ready to get serious about improving your understanding of the English language check out @majes.tytyty blog. He has lots of useful information to understand words and their roots better. If you have questions or need help, leave a comment on his blog.

  • Check out @ghasemkiani if English is not your first language. He explains many idioms. Often to use those correctly is the biggest struggle when using a foreign language. He uses #idioms-tutorial

  • If you know of other helpful tools or people, please share with us!


There are several people who offer SBD for free on this platform! How great is that!!

Here are a few

@fisheggs - follow this account and you get upvotes at random times.
@sydesjokes - he rewards his followers with SBD for any kind of interaction with him- comment, vote, resteem.
@craigcryptoking- he does a giveaway a few times a week. Usually, they involve commenting and/or beer.
@danielsaori - he does a comment contest. A new challenge every week.
@rexusmo - I think a few of you have started to leave links to your post. Every day, he has a cheering up post. You leave a link to a post you are proud off and you might get a reward. Keep trying!!

Steemit Tools

This is the most comprehensive list of applications on this blockchain I have seen. I highly recommend that you bookmark it!! I also will include it in the growing resource section in the future. Steemit Tools

Staying Legal

This is an excellent article by @dmcamera on how to use images legally. A must read!!


Remember, we have our own room in the Isle of Write Discord!
Here is the link to join .

If you like this and want more people to come out and play - resteem!

Also, I would love it if you all check out each others #freewrite and spread some love :)

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EVERYONE needs to read this series. It is brilliant.

Hello @Mariannewest today i finally did my first freewrite Happly to join you guys.


Yay! Happy to welcome you! :)


Welcome to the club :)


Welcome @pasaift You'll love it around here, a really great mix of lovely souls


Welcome! I've only joined yesterday, and it has already been amazing!

I am Today's post-bird @mariannewest! I am leaving my nest and starting off to visit.

Meet you later

And my fellow Monday encourager birds @marie-jay who is still roosting. I see you are not in the Isle of Write discord Chat room. I'd have loved we share the plan for the visits. @MarcoRiccardi is constrained today, but will be available next Monday. How about you? When you come across this, get in touch. And we reconcile how to make today's visits. Otherwsie, just as a heads-up, to avoid collusion, i am starting my visits from top of the list to down. You may start of from down going up, until we get in touch.

Otherwise, don't worry if you are constrained as well. I am going to be flying all night. Hopefully will deliver the gifts to all.



OK.. starting from the bottom!


Cheers! lets fly

Another day, another 5 minute free write :) Happy Monday!

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Hello everyone. How are you all doing. Been one of those days. Bloody tabby cat wouldn't leave me alone in the night, making a right racket and sitting on my chest licking my nose. Not much sleep, then. So I have been a bit out of sorts all day.

Anyway, luckily I have you lot to cheer me up. And the Jellys, of course. Although, termite be a problem!

lol !! the word fumigate reminds me of the very funny incident happened to my friend , check it out and comment your insights :)

Hello there to everyone! Here is the day's freewrite :)

I think this is already my fourteenth entry!? Wow! I'm going to make it to the 20 club in a week or two, I hope ;)

Here's my entry: Linger


lol and you just shared about this great initiative ... what a greedy cat :P wants it all for himself :P haha



Hi everyone, I hope I'm fashionably late haha. Here's what I came up with for Monday. Its mostly a true life story

Fumigate places of insects? Or humans? No, I'm kidding! Ha ha!

New post!

Thanks so much to everybody for the warm welcome here! Here's my contribution to Freewrite #123.

Fumigate? Easy. Here it is
Or follow my profile if you don't want to click on the link.

Well It was amazing second day. I have another entry :P thanks for this nice initiative. I hope I don't bore you to death haha with my stories ... at least they are short lolz. God Bless. Where we go:

promot me 😂😂
give to me your power full
and shot me every day 😋

but I like and love information from you 😊😘

well here I am, a day late and a dollar short but I have Sunday's prompt here!

Welcome to the new freewriters! Here's my freewrite for this prompt

Hi everyone! Here is mine:
This will be my last one for the week. I am having dental surgery and was told that it would take at least a week to recover. Just wanted to let you know why I am not writing.


Ugh. And I though a bad cold was a bummer. Take care!

Hi, here's my 2nd freewrite: FUMIGATED BURGER STORE

I really appreaciate if you give constructive criticisms so that I can improve.

Here's my Freewrite - Prompt : Fumigate

Immediately in mind about Dengue Fever

I wrote a poem for today's prompt. Couldn't think of a title for it. Can anyone help? Here's the link.

My better late than never Monday freewrite. :-)

Hello again! I dropped the ball, but decided to pick up where I was.