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I didn’t know why it was only men who returned as zombies. –Zombie Widows by Natalie Graham

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: How do you feel about the zombie craze? Are you ready for the apocalypse?

Art Prompt: Zombies

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a creepy story involving male zombies.

Photo Credit: Jeff Youngstrom on Flickr

In the 18th century during the brisk winter months, Parisians flocked to the glistening frozen fields of La Glaciére, or the Glacier. The grassy terrain, flooded with water and frozen over, was an icy playground for upper-class citizens. And none were more showy than the male ice skaters dressed in bicep-revealing red jackets, tight pants, and graduation caps.

These fraternities of gentlemen showed off with challenging jumps and graceful arm movements—charms that could “seduce weak mortals,” according to the 19th-century French ice skater Jean Garcin. “There are no good skaters anywhere but in Paris,” he boasted. –Wikipedia

Fiction Writing Prompt: Create a story centered around a fad.

Journaling Prompt: What is the craziest fad you’ve ever participated in?

Art Prompt: Ice skating men of Paris

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the history of male ice skating.

Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you!

Photo Credit: Men on Last Door Down the Hall Blog

Le Jour ni l’Heure 0452 : William Hole, 1846-1917, Arrivée, 1068, de Marguerite de Wessex, future reine d'Écosse et sainte Marguerite, 1898, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Édimbourg, samedi 14 avril 2012,12:43:56

Men deprived of female company quickly became fearsome creatures, and Trevor believed you could argue that civilization was in fact the invention of women, or at least the invention of the men who wanted to please them. If it were not for the ladies, Trevor often proclaimed, especially after a few beers, humanity would doubtlessly still be roaming the forests in animal skins. –City of Darkness by Kim Wright

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story, poem or haiku about an all-male civilization gone bad.

Journaling Prompt: Who creates the civilization in your family?

Art Prompt: Men as Fearsome Creatures or Women as Creators of Civilization

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell a humorous story about men gone wild

Photo Credit: Renaud Camus on Flickr

Happy Volunteer

Men put on their best behaviour when attractive ladies are close by. When the scenario is reversed however, the behaviour of women remains the same…

The research, which also found that the number of kind and selfless acts by men corresponded to the attractiveness of ladies, was undertaken by Dr Wendy Iredale of Sheffield Hallam University and Mark Van Vugt of the VU University in Amsterdam and the University of Oxford. –Science Daily

Writing Prompt: Write the internal monologue of a male character who must make a decision while others are watching him.

Journaling Prompt: Write about how you make decisions when someone else is observing.

Art Prompt: Men and Women

Photo Credit: Dave Bezaire & Susi Havens-Bezaire on Flickr