“Once upon a time in that part of Mississippi where every town’s name reads like a memory of some better place, a girl with a honey-colored braid down her back stood by the side of the road and stared at a hand-painted sign.” -Cynthia Shearer, The Celestial Jukebox

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the first line of the week as the starting point or inspiration for a scene, story, poem, or haiku.

Journaling Prompt: Picture yourself as a child where you grew up. Describe the town through a child’s eyes.

Art Prompt: Girl with a Braid

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about your home town and what it was like when you were a child.

Photo Credit: Allie Holzman on Flickr

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