Writing Prompt # 183

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At some point in our life if we are lucky we have all been exposed to sea tales: 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Moby Dick or The Old Man and the Sea just to name a few. This is your time to write your own sea adventure. Now grab your pad and pen and start writing.

W.P. # 183 Write a story about a man who walks into the sea and gets pulled under…

Writing Prompt # 182

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For those of you who enjoy things that go bump in the night…write a story where something unforgettably creepy happens…I have always loved the movie, It. Only because horror stories usually deserve a second part.

W.P. # 182 Write a story that begins with a bump or a crash. A horror story against all horror stories…Start with an image or a memory of a quick flash of light.

Writing Prompt # 97

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I’m not sure if it was after reading Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta, but stories with tall tales can be alarming…try it for yourself. Look it up for yourself, find yourself a copy and prepare to be eerily impressed. (And don’t say I didn’t warn you!)

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W.P. # 97    We all tell stories. What’s yours?

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Writing Prompt # 96

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I’ve always wanted to write a fairytale, how about you?

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So, take out your pens and let the storytelling magic begin…

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W.P. # 96    Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

Writing Prompt # 93

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Me, Tarzan. You, Jane. Or maybe it’s the other way around, anyhow today is just one of those days. You are deep in the Amazon Rain Forest and a big, bad, hairy predator is out to get you. What are you going to do?

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W.P. # 93.    In the jungle.

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Writing Prompt # 92

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Have you ever wanted to be a cartographer (explore) like Christopher Columbus? Well today is your lucky day, although we will not be capturing any natives to take back to the King and Queen of Spain.

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No, instead write about your myriad trips, the please and treasures that you’ve discovered and taken as your very own. And if you haven’t been anywhere invent a place, because today, that’s where you’ll be going.

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W.P. # 92    These are the trips I made.

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Writing Prompt # 91

Sometimes there’s this one song that keeps playing on and on in your head. And sometimes it’s the things that it causes you to remember, more than anythings else to be stuck in that almost nostalgic state of regret that fuels everything else.

Or whether it’s fear, and angst or something else entirely, the song, Some Nights by the pop group Fun, is one of those things that’s been on constant replay in my head. Here I supply the shots, you, your mind the music and let the Muse take you away.

W.P. # 91    These are the friends I had.

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Writing Prompt # 90

It’s not always about where you’ll end up, but sometimes it’s about how you begin. In the process of writing it’s about how you think, and feel, and see. Not to mention touch and taste. Yes, everything begins, now. Right here. With you, you see, you’re on an island.

W.P. # 90.    Write about an island.

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Writing Prompt # 50

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Soon we’ll all be going centennial! No, I’m kidding – the prompts are only half-way there. But I like movies like Bicentennial Man and Up. I mean there are so much aging products out there to make you think that something needs to be fixed or you need to take better care of yourself. But it shouldn’t only be about youth.

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Life is a journey that must be lived in the present, at whatever stage of it you are in. I remember sitting down with my grandparents when I was younger and being told stories, and hearing hymns.

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They were down to earth people who didn’t seem to let anything bother them. Not a baby crying in a crib, a disobedient child or the world outside their door. They smiled, made friends with everyone and enjoyed eating together, even as they made it into their seventies. Watching them I would often think here is the good life, here is home.

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W.P # 50. Write about your grandparents.