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How do you keep going after the one person you always believed you were meant to be with forever gives their heart to someone else? –Redemption by LA Kuehlke

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 bad break up you went through and how you felt at that time.

Art Prompt: Lost love

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a dramatic story about lost love.

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She went her unremembering way,
She went and left in me
The pang of all the partings gone,
And partings yet to be.
-Daisy by Francis Thompson

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story, poem, or haiku about partings.

Journaling Prompt: Write about the loss of someone you loved.

Art Prompt: Partings

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a touching story about a loss that changed your life.

Photo Credit: Thomas Hawk on Flickr


The road to human development is paved with renunciation. Throughout our life we grow by giving up. We give up some of our deepest attachments to others. We give up certain cherished parts of ourselves. We must confront, in the dreams we dream, as well as in our intimate relationships, all that we never will have and never will be. Passionate investment leaves us vulnerable to loss. And sometimes, no matter how clever we are, we must lose. –Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

Fiction Writing Prompt: Work on your character sketch. What losses have contributed to your character’s personality? What has he or she chosen to give up?

Journaling Prompt: Write about a loss that had a deep impact on your life.

Art Prompt: We must lose

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about how you’ve grown through giving something up.

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Bereft of life.

bereft adj. 1 (bereft of) deprived of or lacking (something): her room was stark and bereft of colour. 2 (of a person) sad and lonely, especially through someone’s death or departure: his death in 1990 left her bereft. late 16th century: archaic past participle of BEREAVE.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story, scene, poem, or haiku using the word of the week.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you felt bereft.

Art Prompt: Bereft

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the grief of feeling bereft and how to deal with it.

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