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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.

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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.

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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.

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I brought my father’s picture with me so I’d recognize him. –AN OLD PHOTOGRAPH BY WAYNE SCHEER

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 family member that you’ve never met, or never met as an adult.

Art Prompt: My father

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story inspired by an old family picture.

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Becoming a hero is easy. –FUTURE: HERO BY DUSTIN ADAMS

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 are you someone’s hero?

Art Prompt: Hero

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about one of your heroes.

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Aloysius Hudon Beaulieu created marvelous blue ravens that stormy summer. –Blue Ravens by Gerald Vizenor

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 create anything, what would you create?

Art Prompt: Ravens

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell  your audience about the most magical creation you’ve ever heard of.

Photo Credit: The Orion on Flickr

I shut the door of the old Victorian behind me, and the stuffy atmosphere closed in: overheated, dry, and redolent of mothballs. Remnants of cool mist clung to my skin, already transmuting to sweat. A whiff of old paper cut through the miasma. I focused on that familiar, beloved scent, and steadied myself. –Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys

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 would you feel moving into an old home that hasn’t been lived in for a while? Why?

Art Prompt: Victorian mansion

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

Photo Credit: Jon Dickson on Flickr

Nobody ever warned me about mirrors, so for many years I was fond of them, and believed them to be trustworthy. –Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

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 mirrors? 

Art Prompt: Mirrors

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about how they can use mirror talk to improve their self-confidence.

Photo Credit: anka zhuravleva on Flickr