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From two thousand feet, where Claudette Sanders was taking a flying lesson, the town of Chester’s Mill gleamed in the morning light like something freshly made and just set down. –Under the Dome by Stephen King

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 first time you ever flew in a plane.

Art Prompt: Aerial view

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about how your home town has changed as shown by aerial view photos.

Photo Credit: srv007 on Flickr

The moose head was fixed to the wall, the microphone in its mouth was broken, but the camera in its left eye was working just fine, and as far as the moose head could see, this was just another Friday night in the Lumber Lodge! –The Happiest People in the World by Brock Clarke

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: Have you ever been somewhere that you had the feeling someone was watching or listening to you? Write about it.

Art Prompt: Moosehead

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a humorous story about trying to spy on someone.

Photo Credit: Head of Moose on Wikimedia

Our house was taken away on the back of a truck one afternoon late in the summer of 1979. –All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

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 childhood experience that was traumatic for you.

Art Prompt: Moving day

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the procedures used to move a house.

Photo Credit: Richard P J Lambert on Flickr

It is dark, dark seven A.M. on Christmas Eve Eve. –2 A.M. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino

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 pre-holiday rituals.

Art Prompt: Christmas Eve Eve

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about your pre-holiday rituals.

Photo Credit: Sheila Tostes on Flickr

A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves. –Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty

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’s the most memorable experience you’ve had? What made it memorable?

Art Prompt: The morgue

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about why autopsies are important for medical knowledge.

Photo Credit: Tom Bradnock 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

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