…he held up the finished paper airplane. He went to the living room window, blew softly on the plane, and launched it out over the alley. “You thought I was joking, didn’t you?” he grinned.

“When you said you got messages by paper airplane? Of course I did.” The plane was a scrap of white, spiraling over the next roof in the updraft—and then it was gone. Not carried out of sight, but vanished between one moment and the next.

The phouka came and leaned on the other post of the doorframe, so that their hips barely brushed. “Of course, the very idea is a joke of sorts. We’re fond of children’s toys and games. The best of them have the power of symbol and ritual, polished and perfected through years of repetition.” -Emma Bull, War for the Oaks

Fiction Writing Prompt: Create a unique means of communication using toys and use it in a story or scene.

Journaling Prompt: What is your favorite magical being and why?

Art Prompt: Paper airplanes

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the difficulties of communication that is not face to face. Give your audience information on how to avoid misunderstandings.

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