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It was commonly held in all the ancient magical books that there were four elements of magic: Air and Water, Earth and Fire. But centuries of study had revealed to Nicholas that there were, in fact, five elemental forces of magic. The fifth force was the magic of Time, the greatest of all magics. -Michael Scott, The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

Writing Prompt: Create a scene in which time functions as an element of magic for your character.

Journaling Prompt: How has time worked magic in your life?

Art Prompt: Time

Nonfiction / Speech Writing Prompt: Write about the magic of time.
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Fool witch once, shame on you. Fool witch twice, oozing sores and an eternal rash in private areas. -Linda Wisdom, 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover

Writing Prompt: Write an interesting hex for a witch to use on your protagonist.

Journaling Prompt: What would be the worst hex for you to endure?

Art Prompt: Hex

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study of the arcane

arcane adj. understood by few; mysterious or secret: arcane procedures for electing people. arcanely adv. mid 16th century: from Latin arcanus, from arcere ‘to shut up’, from arca ‘chest’.

Writing Prompt: Write a scene using the word or concept “arcane”

Journaling Prompt: What kind of arcane knowledge would you like to have?

Art Prompt: Arcane

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Use the word ARCANE in whatever you write today.

Photo Credit: John William Waterhouse-Circe The Sorceress shared by FrauBucher on Flickr