Friday, October 5th, 2012

Writing Prompt – What Rhymes with Orange or Purple?

If you haven’t figured it out, I had surgery earlier this week.

Day 2 was great…but day 3 was worse. I spiked a fever and felt pretty nauseated most of the day. Since I’m a “glass half full” person (most of the time), I got excited about two cool things after leaving the doctor’s office.

First, even though the doc is now worried about infection, he gave me some neato orange pills:

Orange Pills from the Doctor

I’ve never had day-glo orange medication before. These are antibiotics, so if I have an infection, they should do the job in neon splendor.

Second cool thing, new purple bandages:

Purple Bandages on Foot

I could have been slapped with plain ol’ white and that horrible sticky tape that picks up lint and sticks to your skin. This stuff is bright and cheerful, and only sticks to itself. And since I’ve got to live with it for the next 12 days, that’s win-win.


So That Brings us to The Prompt

  • It’s hard to rhyme orange and purple without trying to hard. And believe me, if you manage it easily, it will still look like you’re trying too hard. So, write a non-rhyming poem using the words orange or purple, or both.
  • What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word orange (or purple)? Write about it.
  • If you journal (or even if you don’t) – write about a surgery you or someone close to you has had. Avoid the clinical (without avoiding the details) and write about how it made you feel.
  • Write about a character that needs to make a medical decision.
  • Write about a character who made the decision to have elective surgery – which went terribly wrong.
  • Write about someone who “overdosed” on drugs: but benefited from the choice.

2 comments to Writing Prompt – What Rhymes with Orange or Purple?

  • Margery

    Sorry that you’ve had a few hurdles in the healing process.
    Purple is a color of creativity–have you noticed any creative surges apart from the usual since you began wearing the vibrant wrap?
    Apparently, there’s a Scottish word that rhymes with purple:hirple, meaning (v) to limp, or(n)a limping gait. [Collins Unabridged 2003]
    So, may your foot wrapped in purple avoid future hirple.:-)
    Be well,

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