“When Gregor Samsa awoke from troubled dreams one morning, he found that he had been transformed into an enormous bug.” -Kafka, The Metamorphosis

Writing Prompt: Try a scene where a character undergoes a metamorphosis. He doesn’t have to turn into a bug. He could remain exactly as he is physically, but turn into a young child emotionally (a la Big with Tom Hanks) or develop a super power of hearing what women think (a la Mel Gibson in What Women Want). Or he could swap places with another character (too many movies to mention). Have some fun with your character and see what you can turn him into.

Journaling Prompt: If you could undergo a metamorphosis, what would you want to change into?

Art Prompt: Metamorphosis
Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell a touching, inspirational story about a metamorphosis you went through.

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6 Responses to Prompt #125: First Line of the Week – Metamorphosis

  1. Janece says:

    Hi Liz! Thank you so much for the kind comment. It would be an honor to be part of your Blog Carnival 🙂 And what a FANTASTIC prompt! If I didn’t already have tomorrow’s lined up for Blog Action Day, this would be the best to write on!!
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  2. There is really no-one I’d rather be than myself, because that’s the person I know I was meant to be! Not a very good answer I no, but I’m poor at fiction. Thanks for stopping by The Garden Gate Liz!

  3. Leah says:

    This is a great prompt. Interestingly enough, I was just thinking about make a change in my professional life and undergoing my own metamorphosis.
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    • Liz says:

      Awesome! Having the opportunity to do that from a position of choice is such a blessing. I’m sure I’ll be reading more about that on your blog 🙂

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