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IN 1983, THE USS CORAL Sea CV-43 Catapult One was cruising the Atlantic Ocean, and the engineering department discovered a small problem. The ship had an excess of small plastic bottles, meant to test oil. Someone in the department came up with a fun way to deal with the overstock: Let the crew use them to send out messages into the open ocean. –Found: The Owner of a Message-in-a-Bottle Sent in 1983

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about a message in a bottle.

Journaling Prompt: If you were writing a message to put in a bottle to set adrift at sea, what would it say?

Art Prompt: Message in a bottle

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a touching story about a message in a bottle.

Photo Credit: World Oregon on Flickr

A letter for you

The letter from Mary Katherine was in his pocket, but he didn’t need to open it. He had already memorized it. –Only For You by Lynn Murphy

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write what happens next.

Journaling Prompt: Write about the most important letter you have ever received.

Art Prompt: Letter in my pocket

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the lost art of sending letters and inspire them to send a letter to someone they care about.

Photo Credit: Angela Marie Henriette on Flickr


“The letter was unexpected.” -Danzy Senna, You Are Free: Stories: Stories

Writing Prompt: Write a story, scene or poem about an unexpected letter.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you received a letter that was unexpected.

Art Prompt: You’ve got Mail!

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a humorous or dramatic story about the mail.

Photo Credit: Bogdan Suditu on Flickr