Red Bird Crafts Write-Along

Today's three Write-Along words:

beneath, owls, and tears

See below for details, and remember this all about process, not product.  Feel free to tweak the tense of the word!


The plan:
1.  I will choose three words from the jar.
2. I'll post the three words here and on the Red Bird Crafts Facebook page where I'll use #redbirdwritealong.
3. The challenge is to use the three randomly chosen words in some kind of short creative piece. It could be a sentence, riddle, poem, haiku, faux advertisement, slogan, blurb, love letter, fortune and more, more, more.  Anything. The words can be tweaked slightly (ie: you can change the tense or make it plural.)
4. We'll make our short pieces public.
5. You are welcome to read the comments on the Write-Along posts to see what others have shared.

I plan to share my writing and I'd love it if you'd share yours as well.  I also encourage you to share on Instagram or Facebook (or Twitter).  If you choose to share on social media, be sure to tag it with #redbirdwritealong, so we can all read.  If you choose to post on Facebook, would you consider posting on the Red Bird Crafts Facebook Page, so we can all read?  Of course, you can keep your creation private -- maybe in your journal or taped to your fridge? You know that is ok too.

Some of the writing might not be kid appropriate, so it is important to screen the content before letting children read directly from the blog.

Anyone is welcome to join: adults, kids, elders, teens, and even children who are pre-writers (you can write their words for them). 


  1. The owl wallows beneath his tears.

  2. An Owl's Cry
    by Leah

    The middle of the night,
    watching owls from
    beneath their feathery wings.
    As they fly, they remind
    me of sad moments.
    Tears run down my cheeks.

  3. I was driving Max home from camp this morning and informed him of the new word prompts. He knew instantly what he wanted to write. (This is akin to a miracle from my point of view!) Also, for the first time, he has completed the work before me.

    Owls beneath our
    floors shed
    tears for the lost ones.

    1. This is wonderful news. Makes me so happy.

      And, WOW! What a poem!