Jacob’s Ladder


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Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt this week was the word: Translucent, and a word count of 29.

I drew upon this and the biblical account of Genesis 28:10-19 for the following,

From his stony pillow, Jacob gazed with awe upon the heavenly ladder.  Angels ascended and descended the shimmering flight from via the translucent doorway to the glorious throne beyond.


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Word Prompt



The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.


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