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The stranger stared at Dora’s package. –Key To Lawrence by Linda Cargill

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 when a stranger stares at you? What do you do about it?

Art Prompt: Mystery package

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell a humorous story about a strange package.

After one hundred and eighty-four days, the Sesquipedalian reached the end of the world. –Nova Verba, Mundus Novus by Ken Liu

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 do you imagine the end of the world will be like?

Art Prompt: The end of the world.

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story about a long journey with an unexpected end.

Photo Credit: June Yarham on Flickr

The people in my head seem to have been there for a very long time. –Hiking in My Head by Gareth D Jones

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 an uncomfortable thought that has plagued you for a while. Challenge it on paper and defeat it.

Art Prompt: Voices in my head

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) and how to counter them.

Photo Credit: Mimmo Domenico Russo on Flickr

When I was twelve years old I accidentally substituted salt for sugar in a cake recipe. –Twelve Sharp by Janet Evanovich

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 the craziest kitchen accident you’ve ever had.

Art Prompt: Kitchen mishap

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a humorous story about a mistake in the kitchen.

Photo Credit: Dark Dwarf on Flickr

Gloria put her ledger in the secret compartment, under the false bottom of her desk drawer. –The Monarchs by Corrine Kenner

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 would you write about if you knew that no one would ever read it?

Art Prompt: Secret compartment

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about a big secret you’ve been keeping.

Photo Credit: AJ Yancy on Flickr

When he finished packing, he walked out on to the third-floor porch of the barracks brushing the dust from his hands, a very neat and deceptively slim young man in the summer khakis that were still early morning fresh. –From Here to Eternity by James Jones

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 picture life in a barracks?

Art Prompt: Barracks

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story about waking up early to pack and leave.

Photo Credit: king of monks on Flickr

On the hottest day of July, trolling in dead-calm waters near Key West, a tourist named James Mayberry reeled up a human arm. –Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

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 strangest thing you’ve ever caught?

Art Prompt: Trolling

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a fish story.

Photo Credit: anoldent on Flickr

You’ll have to forgive this picture. I had a problem coming up with a picture I liked for this prompt, but suddenly it seemed amusing to me that the high Principalities of the world might be, in actuality, cows. I think they know something. I mean, look at them!
On the dawn of the explosion of the information age, amongst the high Principalities of the world, there was a slight rumbling of something. –Magick In The City by Zakariyya Ishaq

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 the first sign in your life that something major is about to happen?

Art Prompt: A rumbling

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the dawn of the Information Age.

Photo Credit: Jesús Sánchez-Bermejo Ramos on Flickr

Skaters in black practice outfits swerved around Shelly. Her music was playing over the PA system. She had right of way. –Double Time by John Chu

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 time when you felt like a star and how you handled it.

Art Prompt: Ice skating

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about a time when you went ice skating OR tell your audience about the highly competitive world of ice skating.

Photo Credit: Ice Skater at Millennium Park on Wikimedia

runninglate

Edmund Windsor was in a rush. Then again, he was always in a rush and today was no exception. –The Windsor Diaries Book One: Victorian Scoundrel by Stephanie Burkhart

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 when you run late? How do you feel when you’re on time, but someone else is running late?

Art Prompt: Running late

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a humorous story about a day when you were running late.

Photo Credit: Thomas Leuthard on Flickr