Creaky Cranks – March Prompts 5/31

Not really sure what its about, I only had ten minutes…

M’s writing prompts for March came with the following instructions:

“…set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts listed below.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!”

Let us see what I can do in ten minutes…

You can see the prompts here.

The cranks that creak they get the oil

creation running smooth

The cogs that whir the chimneys belch

The pistons thrust, wheels move


Red lights burn bright, see furnace blaze

Hear click and clank and whir

It trundles slowly through the night

Black smoke it fills the air


Atop he rides his dour machine

Colleting souls for fuel

Wheels turn, cranks pull and push and thrust

Boned finger pointed, cruel


With oil that’s squeezed from those he finds

He greases, handles turned

His cogs and pulleys, back and forth

Remains discarded, burned


To fuel his creature, through the dark

In search of those who stray

From light to dark and pledge themselves

Until the end of days

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

7 thoughts on “Creaky Cranks – March Prompts 5/31”

  1. I imagine death upon some macabre, corpse fueled machine of a steed that creeps through the city with the sinister sound of old gears shrieking and warped metal components grinding to warn people of his passage…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful ! Think it was kind of heading that way but given that I don’t give myself very long to complete it I try not to overthink it but I did like the idea of all of the machinery and the Clank and hiss. Cheers man!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Isn’t it great just typing and see what grows? It’s like being given permission to ‘ruin’ a huge white canvas with paints and not worrying about staying in the lines 👌🏼

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s