the moon and ghost!

“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.

Photo Credit: yettis doings on Flickr

6 Responses to Prompt #563 Ghosts in China

  1. Hi Liz,
    I love the idea of writing just being fun – it really can be!
    I also like the writing prompts, and a lot of my own writing flows from prompts.
    If I see a story that I can spin to goal achievement from ghosts in China (which I’m sure wouldn’t be too hard), I’ll let you know.
    In fact even just writing this reply I’m getting an idea – society in China is still built on a fear of chaos, because everyone knows that if the masses rise up, the devastation is horrendous, as proven by the ghosts of their past. That’s’ how the few still control the many in that country.
    Thanks for the prompt!
    Cheers, Gordon
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  2. Matilda Sjödell says:

    Ghost in China… Love it. Might actually paint that 🙂

  3. gretchen says:

    I love the prompts- they take my brain away from the worry of writing and off to the task of just producing. THANKS!!!!
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