You think it will never happen to you, that it cannot happen to you, that you are the only person in the world to whom none of these things will ever happen, and then, one by one, they all begin to happen to you, in the same way they happen to everyone else. –Paul Auster, Winter Journal

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: What do you think will never happen to you even though deep down you know it will?

Art Prompt: Shock

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the power of denial and how it shields us, for a time, from life’s inevitability.

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