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“Every Chinese family had its own quarrelsome, mischievous ghosts who could be appealed to, appeased, or comforted with paper people, houses, and toys. As a small child lying awake in bed at night, Pearl grew up listening to the cries of women on the street outside calling back the spirits of their dead or dying babies. -Hilary Spurling, Pearl Buck in China: Journey to The Good Earth
Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story, poem, or haiku about a mother searching for the ghost of her baby.
Journaling Prompt: What sounds did you hear from your bed at night when you were growing up?
Art Prompt: Ghosts in China
Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a ghost story from the point of view of a child.
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