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Damn raccoons. Or with her luck, it would be a bear this time. She welcomed the distraction. –Hope by Sam Rook

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story that starts with a noise in the night.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a scary noise in the night, how you handled it, and what it turned out to be.

Art Prompt: Noise in the night

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a dramatic or humorous story about a noise in the night.

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Away! away! for I will fly to thee,
Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards,
But on the viewless wings of Poesy,
Though the dull brain perplexes and retards: Already with thee! tender is the night,
And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne,
Cluster’d around by all her starry Fays;
But here there is no light,
Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown
Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story behind this verse.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a night vision you had.

Art Prompt: Queen Moon on her Throne

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story set by moonlight.

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Moonlight on the Creek

It was the prettiest night you ever saw, with the moonlight slanting on the creek and dew sparkling in the grass. The mountains rose like shadows ahead of us. It must have been three o’clock in the morning, and the mountains was so still and peaceful you would have thought the Millennium had come and all our trials was over. It was the first time I ever noticed how the way the world looks don’t have a thing to do with what’s going on with people. –Gap Creek by Robert Morgan

Fiction Writing Prompt: Describe the night scene in your current WIP.

Journaling Prompt: Write about the prettiest night you’ve ever witnessed.

Art Prompt: Prettiest night

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a touching story about something that happened on a beautiful night.

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A Creepy Shadow

Moonlight filled our bedroom with windblown tree shadows and uncertain light that gathered in pools on the carpet. Gabe still slept peacefully next to me, one hand splayed on his chest and unaware anything was amiss. –A Barricade in Hell by Jaime Lee Moyer

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 the experience of being awake at night next to your sleeping partner or child.

Art Prompt: Moonlight and shadows

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell the story about  a night when you had insomnia and how you spent it.

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Night Scene on the Midway

Create whatever this visual prompt inspires in you!

Along the Midway: 2013 Coffee County Fair

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Night in Shirakawago

The rapid nightfall of mid-December had quite beset the little village as they approached it on soft feet over a first thin fall of powdery snow. Little was visible but squares of a dusky orange-red on either side of the street, where the firelight or lamplight of each cottage overflowed through the casements into the dark world without. Most of the low latticed windows were innocent of blinds, and to the lookers-in from outside, the inmates, gathered round the tea-table, absorbed in handiwork, or talking with laughter and gesture, had each that happy grace which is the last thing the skilled actor shall capture—the natural grace which goes with perfect unconsciousness of observation. Moving at will from one theatre to another, the two spectators, so far from home themselves, had something of wistfulness in their eyes as they watched a cat being stroked, a sleepy child picked up and huddled off to bed, or a tired man stretch and knock out his pipe on the end of a smouldering log. –Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a scene that occurs at night. Use night as a character.

Journaling Prompt: What is your favorite thing about night time?

Art Prompt: Winter night

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story from your life that takes place at night.

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Crying

It was the baby, of all things, that woke her up. Not her husband. Not the police. Just the baby and his crying. -Todd Ritter, Bad Moon

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: What is usually your first indication that something is wrong at your house? Describe how it happens.

Art Prompt: The Curious Incident of the Baby in the Night Time

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write a humorous piece about your personal security system, whether it be a baby, a dog, or something else.

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Saigon Night Market

The Triumph growled them through the twilight. The air was crisp and cool as clean bedsheets, and Eddi took long breaths of it. -Emma Bull, War For The Oaks

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story, scene or poem that involves a night ride on a motorcycle.

Journaling Prompt: What is your favorite memory of being outside at night.

Art Prompt: Night Riders

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about a personal experience you’ve had involving motorcycles and/or a ride at night time.

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The night that cats were wished away was a hard one full of wine, tears, and spectacle. – Laura Ellen Scott, Death Wishing

Writing Prompt: Using the first line of the week, write a story, scene, or poem.

Journaling Prompt: Have you ever wished that someone or something would disappear?

Art Prompt: Disappearing
Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a humorous story of someone or something you wished would go away.

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