Writing prompt for tinywords 17.2

Photo of Mars Landscape taken by Opportunity. Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Welcome to Mars. Plenty of room to roam and scout out that perfect picnic spot. Or maybe you see something entirely different.

In this writing prompt we share a scene from a rover’s point of view. No, not that kind of rover. The interstellar data-collecting kind on wheels. Check out this truly other-worldly scene taken by Opportunity, the Mars rover that has been roaming that desolate landscape since 2004. The robot sent back this image from its extended vacation.

We hope it sparks in you some untapped poem. Send it to us! Not any poem: In keeping with our tinywords ethos of course, we are looking for haiku or other tiny poems. Brevity, please.

Use the comments box below to share your response. We’ll share the best discovery to open the new issue of tinywords (17.2) due out in late September, 2017. Thanks.

Keep in mind, we will continue to accept regular submissions for the next issue (17.2) through the end of August at our Submit page.

Thanks for dropping by and for sharing your poems.