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April Ann came down with a cold that lingered. She was wracked with coughing. In spite of Brenda’s efforts at doctoring, she grew listless and stopped eating, she was fading away. They had raised a good crop of corn and harvested it before winter hit. It had become their main source of food: cornmeal mush, corn cakes, corndodgers and cornbread. Brenda and John thought the girl might have an allergy that weakened her body, and she could not shake off the cold, which slipped into pneumonia. –Deadly Deadly by M. J. Vigna

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about life and death in an unforgiving setting.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time you or someone you loved was very sick.

Art Prompt: Sick unto death

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about life and death in the 1800s.

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It’s a cold day in February, and Jenny’s sick again. -David Tallerman, Jenny’s Sick (free to read online at Lightspeed magazine)

Writing Prompt: Write a story, scene, or poem about someone who is very ill.

Journaling Prompt: Write about an experience you had when you were sick.

Art Prompt: Ilness

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