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The same year my father got sick I published a novel in which I killed him. –Father and Son: A Lifetime by Marcos Giralt Torrente

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: What is the worst thing you ever wished for that came true, and how did you feel afterwards?

Art Prompt: Funeral

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a dramatic or humorous story about a wish come true.

Photo Credit: brownpau on Flickr

When I was young I dreamed of becoming a lioness, but when the moons turned and I became a woman, the gods made me a mouse. –Squeak by Emma Osborne

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: If you could change into an animal for the night of the full moon, what animal would you enjoy being?

Art Prompt: Mouse

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the animal that you admire the most and why.

Photo Credit: Paul Gulliver on Flickr

Highway 16, the main route into my rural hometown of Emmett, Idaho, winds through a high desert country of sand and sagebrush before the road narrows and suddenly descends into the valley through a steep grade known as Freezeout Hill. –Weeds: A Farm Daughter’s Lament by Evelyn I. Funda

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 your hometown.

Art Prompt: Hometown

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience something unique about your hometown.

Photo Credit: Ken Lund on Flickr

I once knew a girl who wouldn’t eat apples. –The Color Master by Aimee Bender

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 your strangest trait.

Art Prompt: Apples

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a funny story about one of your unusual traits and how it got you into trouble.

Photo Credit: Nick Saltmarsh on Flickr

Most men in my family make widows of their wives and orphans of their children. –Enon by Paul Harding

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: What is the riskiest behavior that your significant other has ever engaged in? How did it make you feel?

Art Prompt: Risky business

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a dramatic story in which someone almost pays the ultimate price.

Photo Credit: Andreas Bjärlestam on Flickr

As he was walking through Regent’s Park—along the path he always chose, among the many—Jasper Gwyn suddenly had the clear sensation that what he had been doing every day to earn his living no longer suited him. –Mr. Gwyn by Alessandro Baricco

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 a moment you’ve had where you questioned what you are doing with your life.

Art Prompt: Questions

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story about how doubts have helped you improve your life.

Photo Credit: lunamom58 on Flickr

My parents knew I was a witch before I was born. –The Key to St. Medusa’s by KAT HOWARD

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: What did your parents believe about you before you were born?

Art Prompt: Witch

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience the story of how your parents expectations for you shaped your development.

Photo Credit: Ши3андра Пожар on Flickr

I didn’t know why it was only men who returned as zombies. –Zombie Widows by Natalie Graham

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: How do you feel about the zombie craze? Are you ready for the apocalypse?

Art Prompt: Zombies

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a creepy story involving male zombies.

Photo Credit: Jeff Youngstrom on Flickr

The underground bunker smelled of human stress and old concrete. –Alex Lukeman, The Ajax Protocol

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: What is the creepiest place you’ve ever explored?

Art Prompt: Bunker

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the pastime of exploring abandoned places.

Photo Credit: Kecko on Flickr

“Meet me tomorrow?” she said. –Under the Eaves by LAVIE TIDHAR

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 a secret rendezvous you had as a young person.

Art Prompt: Rendezvous

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a touching story of a young love.

Photo Credit: Suzette – www.suzette.nu on Flickr