Day 585: 5 Minute Freewrite: Tuesday - Prompt: tart

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Prompt: tart

  • Set your timer for 5 minutes
  • Start writing
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Tarts are as tarts go. Milktart, upside down pineapple tart, peppermint tart or brandy tart
Whichever takes your fancy, whichever make you break that diet without thinking twice
Do you like something sweet or more salty on the side.. Then a marmite or tuna tart is just the thing for you
Dress it up or dress it down, will you take it with coffee to go or a drink by your side
Tarts are as tarts go, some sweet some less so.. But nevertheless, a treat without meat. 😂 We can make it to suit your taste, we can bake it with haste. If tart is what you want, it's tart you shall get. Tell me now what is your choice, the sweet or the salty, the big one or the small one. State your preference get the tart you're looking for, without judgement, without worries, without sardines. #freewrite not sure if it's writing or poetry... 😂 😂 😂

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Whatever it is, I love it!! And I take a tart without Sardines please 😜

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😂 😂 😂 Ditto.. Although we make a mean sardine dish this side of the world. 😏

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Where are you at?

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A South African living in Mauritius 🇲🇺 far far away on a rock in the ocean lives a woman with a penchant for writing and taking photos... She's no princess but a warrior woman.. 🤔😂

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It is small but beautiful, right?

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Well done... a fine take on a REAL issue

Welcome to the freewriters! 😀

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Its been a while @mariannewest but I took your prompt of 'tart' and turned it into some truly tragic poetry lol.

I'm currently gearing myself up to get started on the first of a trilogy of books in the fantasy genre and I've been inhabiting some characters the last few days. Also, been listening to some sad Irish music as well lol

Here is the song I was listening to when I wrote this 5 min poem. If you listen to it while reading it should give the full effect ;-)

P.s. I might use this poem (after a few edits) in the novel.

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Here is my entry for today's post. This is also am SBI giveaway for my fellow freewriters, check it out :)

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It seems you have got the numbering wrong. Both yesterday and today are listed as Day 585, but today should be 586

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thank you! Yesterday was wrong :)

Hello freewriters! Here's a freewrite on tart. We had a fun Memorial day weekend we had so I've been afk.

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My entry: You Little Tart - written in 5 minutes!!!


But then, of course, I edited and formatted, which turned it into 20 minutes, but then I STOPPED right there, even though cousin Lenna the tart and her missing cat are what launched "Danny's mom" in My last freewrite, Prompt: Window, (More than a week ago. Yikes!)
And so I waste time formatting my comment -- Friday Favorites will get internalized in my tech-tard brain yet!)

Fifth freewrite/freeread in five days. Not sure how long it will last but seem to be on a science fiction and fantasy based kick.

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