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Evidence of life: 1950's eye glasses, 4 pair, thick lens, donations, Lenscrafters, Northgate, Seattle, Washington, USA

‘Dear Neighbor Dorothy, One day I scrubbed and scrubbed my kitchen sink, but it would not come clean. It was then my daughter came in and asked why I was sprinkling Parmesan cheese in the sink. My husband took me for glasses the next day.’ Signed Mrs. Adina Fleet of Mount Sterling, Kentucky. –Fannie Flagg, Standing in the Rainbow

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story or scene about your character’s refusal to admit that he or she is getting old.

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel about getting old? How do you resist it? How do you embrace it?

Art Prompt: Glasses

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell a humorous story about getting old.

Photo Credit: Wonderlane on Flickr

Worcester & Co

That sort of thing happened only in badly-written stories. -Mercedes Lackey, The Snow Queen

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a scene from the point of view of a character who has this this thought as events unfold.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when your life seemed to to be stranger than fiction.

Art Prompt: Life imitates art

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write a humorous piece about an event in your life that was stranger than fiction.

Photo Credit: Jem Yoshioka on Flickr

Bad Hair Day

I regard one’s hair as I regard husbands: as long as one is seen together in public one’s private divergences don’t matter. -Saki, The Chronicles of Clovis

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a scene in which your character has some difficulties with his or her hair.

Journaling Prompt: Write about your relationship with your hair.

Art Prompt: Bad Hair Day

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write a humorous piece about your relationship with your hair.

Photo Credit: beaucon on Flickr

Inside the Recipe Box

“Do you want my recipe for disaster?” -A. M. Homes, May We Be Forgiven

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 favorite recipe for disaster.

Art Prompt: Recipe for Disaster

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write a humorous piece about a disaster you created.

Photo Credit: shimelle on Flickr

Welcome to the October 23, 2011, edition of the Carnival of Creativity. I’ve got a wide variety of links for you to choose from today. Please click and comment!

The Creative Mindset

Mark David Gerson got me thinking this week with his article on Writing Dos and Don’ts. There’s been some controversy among his followers on Facebook about Rule 1. What do you think? Head over there and let him know.

Sharing Our Work

Baranidharan shares a creative idea for spicing up your walls in Interior Decoration Made Easy.

Just for Fun

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That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Friday at midnight!

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