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“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.

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Silence, solitude, and breathable air, that’s all I wanted, not exactly a miracle, but I guess this nightmare of a job is what I deserve. –Monster’s Chef by Jervey Tervalon

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 basic needs for a happy life.

Art Prompt: What I need to be happy

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about how they can decrease stress and increase happiness in their lives.

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For a ghost story, the tale of Violet Saville Devohr was vague and underwhelming. –The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai

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 scariest camp fire story you ever heard.

Art Prompt: Ghost story

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a spooky ghost story with a twist at the end.

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For the households without washing machines, the place to do the laundry by hand in Zacapu, Michoacán, was at La Zarcita, the lake on the other side of town. –Autobiography of My Hungers by Rigoberto Gonzáles

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 least favorite chore and what makes it your least favorite.

Art Prompt: Chores

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about how people without electricity or modern conveniences manage daily chores.

Photo Credit: Laguna de Zacapu on Wikimedia

One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. –Gone by Michael Grant

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: Which teacher or professor do you wish would have disappeared? Why?

Art Prompt: Disappearing

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story about your best and worst professor or teacher.

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I committed my first multiple murder at the age of six. –Confessions of an English Psychopath by Jack Strange

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 killing bugs? When did you kill your first bugs?

Art Prompt: Bug-o-cide

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about how we make choices on who lives and who dies every day.

Photo Credit: Carolien Dekeersmaeker on Flickr

I was sitting in the canteen minding my own business. I had a coffee and a crossword. I swear I wasn’t earwigging, it was just that what she said was arresting. –EARWIGGING BY DEREK MCMILLAN

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 strangest/most interesting thing you’ve overheard in a restaurant?

Art Prompt: Overheard

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell a humorous story about an overheard conversation.

Photo Credit: Frederico Pellachin on Flickr

When Shuos Jedao walked into his temporary quarters on Station Muru 5 and spotted the box, he assumed someone was attempting to assassinate him. It had happened before. –Extracurricular Activities by Yoon Ha Lee

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 surprise delivery you received.

Art Prompt: Surprise!

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story about a surprise package you recieved.

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It was a big hole, deep, long, narrow. –A FUNERAL IN WINTER BY CYNDETH K. ALLISON

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 funeral you attended recently.

Art Prompt: Open grave

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about your cultures practices for handling the body after death.

Photo Credit: Alex on Flickr

I am dust. Particles in a shiny urn. But I’m not alone in here. There are a few fragments left over from the previous inhabitants of the ferocious incinerator. I don’t mind; it’s nice having some company. –Disposition of Remains by Laura T Emery

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 believe happens after you die?

Art Prompt: Urn

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about different cultural practices about handling the body after death.

Photo Credit: David J on Flickr