From the monthly archives: April 2016

on the phone

Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you!

Photo Credit: Albert Robida on OBI Scrapbook Blog

ruralway

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Photo Credit: Bertrand GRONDIN on Wikimedia

panda

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Photo Credit: Marc Blickle on Flickr

noseburn_from_hell

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Photo Credit: Big Happy Fun House

steampunk

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Photo Credit: Albert Robida on OBI Scrapbook Blog

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Photo Credit: Dan Gregory on Wikimedia

holdinghands

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Photo Credit: Katherine Johnson on Flickr

laughter

He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. –Scaramouche, Raphael Sabatini

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: Write about someone you know who has the gift of laughter.

Art Prompt: Laughter

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the health benefits of laughter.

Photo Credit: Photography by Servando Miramontes on Flickr

fatuous

fatuous adj
  1. Inanely foolish and unintelligent; stupid.
  2. Illusory; delusive.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: Write about something in today’s society you feel is fatuous.

Art Prompt: Fatuous

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

Photo Credit: Marco Calabrese on Flickr

slavery

I thank God, I shall never again visit a slave-country. To this day, if I hear a distant scream, it recalls with painful vividness my feelings, when passing a house near Pernambuco, I heard the most pitiable moans, and could not but suspect that some poor slave was being tortured, yet knew that I was as powerless as a child even to remonstrate. I suspected that these moans were from a tortured slave, for I was told that this was the case in another instance. Near Rio de Janeiro I lived opposite to an old lady, who kept screws to crush the fingers of her female slaves. I have staid in a house where a young household mulatto, daily and hourly, was reviled, beaten, and persecuted enough to break the spirit of the lowest animal. I have seen a little boy, six or seven years old, struck thrice with a horse-whip (before I could interfere) on his naked head, for having handed me a glass of water not quite clean; I saw his father tremble at a mere glance from his master’s eye. … And these deeds are done and palliated by men, who profess to love their neighbours as themselves, who believe in God, and pray that his Will be done on earth! It makes one’s blood boil, yet heart tremble, to think that we Englishmen and our American descendants, with their boastful cry of liberty, have been and are so guilty… . –The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story that shows the horror of slavery.

Journaling Prompt: Write about what you know about slavery in today’s world. Is there anything you could do to help?

Art Prompt: Slavery

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about slavery in contemporary society and suggest ways to combat it.

Photo Credit: Gustavo La Rotta Amaya on Flickr