fish, goldfish, water

Whenever Sophie’s mother was in a bad mood, she would call the house they lived in a menagerie. A menagerie was a collection of animals. Sophie certainly had one and was quite happy with it. It had begun with the three goldfish, Goldtop, Red Ridinghood, and Black Jack. Next she got two budgerigars called Smitt and Smule, then Govinda the tortoise, and finally the marmalade cat Sherekan. They had all been given to her to make up for the fact that her mother never got home from work until late in the afternoon and her father was away so much, sailing all over the world. –Sophie’s World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarder

Fiction Writing Prompt: What animal best symbolizes your character? How does/did this animal figure in your character’s life?

Journaling Prompt: Write about your favorite animal and why it appeals to you.

Art Prompt: Menagerie

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story about your first pet and something it taught you.

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