#writethepandemic Covid-19 prompt 10: Haibun

writethepandemic Prompt 10 asks us to write a haibun, which is essentially a prose and haiku together.

I couldn’t go outside and the most I could do was to sit on my balcony, a perch in the sky, overlooking my neighbors’ balconies.

I’m a boring person who can’t write, despite numerous attempts at learning creative writing. Don’t say I didn’t warn you after you read my bad haiku.

My bad haiku

Faces blue outside –

When will the tide change for good?

We cry for vaccine!


The host at Lightning Droplets has posted on prompt 10 here.

#writethepandemic Writing Prompt from – Shelter and Write, #shelterandwrite, by Jaclyn Bergamino. List of 30 prompts here.

10. Go outside and write a haibun.

11. Write about a character who thrives during the pandemic.

12. Write in detail about one small thing you are particularly grateful for right now.

13. Rewrite a piece of writing that you wrote before COVID-19 began.

14. Describe in detail one small, concrete change in your world in recent weeks.

15. Look at your fears upside down to find keywords to use in your writing.

16. Find at least one other person to create a piece of writing with.

17. Write a letter to yourself 3 months ago. 

18. Write about a character for whom the pandemic is a plot twist.

19. Tell the story of an image that has left a lasting impression on you.

20. Write a conversation in which someone quells your fears. 

21. Create an erasure of a text having to do with the coronavirus.

22. Respond line by line to a poem that resonates with you in these times.

23. Write a detailed description of your current daily life.

24. Write in detail about a place you cannot be right now. 

25. Create a piece of writing based around found words and phrases. 

26. Write a difficult conversation that you have had or should have. 

27. Write a story in which a good-news headline is the catalyst for the plot. 

28. Write about someone more affected by COVID-19 than you are. 

29. Bring a piece of art about the pandemic to life. 

30. Write about a new connection in recent weeks.