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Approximately 42.6 million adults over age 45 in the United States are estimated to be suffering from chronic loneliness, according to AARP’s Loneliness Study. In addition, the most recent U.S. census data shows more than a quarter of the population lives alone, more than half of the population is unmarried and, since the previous census, marriage rates and the number of children per household have declined. –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story with a protagonist whose loneliness drives him/her to make a mistake.

Journaling Prompt: Who do you know who might be lonely? Write about why you think they are lonely, then give them a call!

Art Prompt: Loneliness

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the health effects of chronic loneliness.

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mon claret

Twirling a ringlet about her finger several times and tapping her foot in short, rapid jerks, she sipped despondently at her claret. The rich wine glided over her tongue. Warmth passed through her body, easing the gnawing ache of loneliness inside her. She downed the glass then had another and another and another. Each one seemed better than the last. The warmth filled her, from the top of her head right down to her toes. It was like being bathed in pure sunlight. How many glasses of wine had she drunk? –Natasha Blackthorne, Wild, Wicked and Wanton: A Hot Historical Romance Bundle

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about a lonely lady, some claret, and a stranger.

Journaling Prompt: What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve done after drinking?

Art Prompt: Claret

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell a humorous story about something you did that was fueled by alcohol.

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The colour of bokeh

A glimmer of true love was an astonishing thing, and if an ounce of it was stolen, the emptiness it left behind, that time of loneliness, that time of despair, could never be relived, never be refilled. It remained forever empty, a hole in the soul. –Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about the loss of true love.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when your heart was broken.

Art Prompt: Broken heart

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell a touching story about a time when your heart was broken.

Photo Credit: Alessandra Inzerillo on Flickr