Since the Invasion six ruinous embargoes for months apiece had strangled this city whose lifeline must pulse with interstellar commerce to survive. Sequestered, how could this city exist? Six times in twenty years he’d asked himself that. Answer? It couldn’t. –Babel-17 / Empire Star by Samuel R. Delany

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the story of an isolated city that is cut off from all trade and how it survives.

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel when someone withdraws attention from you?

Art Prompt: Embargo

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about how embargoes are used for political purposes.

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