It is not the desert island nor the stony wilderness that cuts you from the people you love, it is the wilderness in the mind, the desert wastes in the heart through which one wanders lost and a stranger. –Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story based on a character who is lost in the wilderness of his or her heart.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you were emotionally lost. How did it feel? How did you get past it?

Art Prompt: Wilderness of the heart

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell a story of having lost your way emotionally and how you recovered yourself.

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2 Responses to Prompt #1037 Desert Heart

  1. Now that’s what I call a writing prompt! Of course I could be biased. Sitting here, in the California desert, before the heat drives me indoors. It’s already mid-90s, triple digits lurk. I imagine this time of day as a morning purgative. Deserts, if you let them, slow you down, and burn away the inessential. What’s left are the bare bones of the day. What matters? What can get done? Blessed desert heat and a strong cup of coffee. What more could you ask for? Cheers!

    • Liz says:

      Hot here in Phoenix, too. I think it was 108 yesterday. I am beyond poetic imagery! Thanks for stopping by, Anna. Good to “see” you.

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