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Aloysius Hudon Beaulieu created marvelous blue ravens that stormy summer. –Blue Ravens by Gerald Vizenor

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: If you could create anything, what would you create?

Art Prompt: Ravens

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell  your audience about the most magical creation you’ve ever heard of.

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legerdemain
  • Sleight of hand.
  • A display of skill, trickery, or artful deception.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: What magic trick would you love to be able to do?

Art Prompt: Legerdemain

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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I made soup tonight
and all my ancestors danced
in the pot, with the barley
the beans, the knuckle and neck bones,
enriching this brew;
Here women joined
love and ancient wisdom, the knowledge
salt and pepper bring; Secrets
that are ritual and legacy.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story that involves food and magic.

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel about cooking? 

Art Prompt: Cooking magic

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the magic of cooking your own food.

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Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you!

You must not change one thing, one pebble, one grain of sand, until you know what good and evil will follow on that act. The world is in balance, in Equilibrium. A wizard’s power of Changing and Summoning can shake the balance of the world. It is dangerous, that power. It is most perilous. It must follow knowledge, and serve need. To light a candle is to cast a shadow. –Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the rules of magic for an imaginary world.

Journaling Prompt: Do you believe in magic? If so, what do you believe you can achieve with it?

Art Prompt: Wizard

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience your personal rules for creating a magical life. 

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Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you!

Houdini in chains

escapology n
The study or art of escaping from a constriction, such as a rope,handcuffs, etc.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: What would you like to escape from?

Art Prompt: Escapology

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

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juju

juju noun
1. An object superstitiously believed to embody magical powers.
2. The power associated with a juju.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the word of the week in whatever you write today.

Journaling Prompt: What object do you believe brings you luck? How long have you had it? 

Art Prompt: Juju

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt:Use the word of the week in your article or speech.

Photo Credit: Shayla M. on Flickr

Kevin the Magician

“Ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear it again for The Amazing Jimmy!” a child’s voice announced, trying to sound grown up. –The Amazing Jimmy by Jason Thomas

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 show you put on as a kid. What did you learn from the experience?

Art Prompt: The Amazing Jimmy!

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a funny, touching story about a show you did when you were a kid.

Photo Credit: Kevin Makice on Flickr

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Many Europeans thought spices, because they came from such faraway exotic places, possessed magical powers. Thus they merited an important place in the conspicuous consumption of the wealthy. -Lizzie Collingham, Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerers

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about a spice with magical powers.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a supplement that you use for its health benefits and why you believe it is helping you.

Art Prompt: Exotic spices

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the history of your favorite spice.

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