I glance around, staring at the framed pictures that fill this temporary home. Every place I have been, memorialized forever on glossy paper. Through the prism of a camera lens, I have seen the beauty of the world. Monuments created by humans stand in competition with art sculpted by nature. Each image serves as a reminder that a light shines through so many people, and yet, no matter how far I run, I cannot seem to escape my shadow. –Sejal Badani, Trail of Broken Wings

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the backstory of your protagonist, paying particular attention to his or her shadow self.

Journaling Prompt: What do you know about your shadow self? Write about it.

Art Prompt: My Shadow

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about their shadow and how they can accept the disowned parts of their personality.

Photo Credit: Travis Isaacs on Flickr

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