Midweek writing prompt – Claire Trévien’s poetry

Museo della Rete nets cr Judy DarleyOccasionally I’ll read a poem that contains such vivid poetry it takes residence in my imagination and spawns entire works of prose fiction.

Claire Trévien’s Shipwrecked House is packed with surreal, evocative lines, such as these from ‘Origin Story’:

They were to place seaweed in my cot 
so that I’d grow with nets for hands
to better haul mica-strewn salmon. 

To me this feels like the start of a haunting fairytale, but where could the lines lead? Claire has generously given her permission for us to use them as this week’s writing prompt.

I advise you to mull them over, like grit in an oyster shell, and see what emerges…

If you write something prompted by this, please let me know by sending an email to Judy(at)socket creative.com. With your permission, I’d love to publish it on SkyLightRain.com.