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reality leaks

“Reality leaks,” he told us at the first meeting. “The consciousness that imagines us into existence doesn’t always remember all the details. It gets distracted. It lets things slip. It can’t keep up the illusion in all places and all times, and it’s our job to find those places and times, to peel back the edges.” -Will Ludwigsen, We Were Wonder Scouts, (Asimov’s Science Fiction Aug 2011)

Writing Prompt: Write a story, scene, or poem about being someone else’s dream. What happens when the dreamer is awake? What is life like?

Journaling Prompt: Are there things about reality that make you suspect that reality leaks?

Art Prompt: Reality Leaks

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Create a tall tale or paranormal story for the entertainment of your audience.

Photo Credit: woodleywonderworks on Flickr

Waking up

Anne woke with the strangest feeling of calm. Not the everything’s-going-to-be-okay kind of calm— but the kind where you’re tougher than the tough times. Of course, this feeling faded somewhat with the onset of reality. -Lee Doty, Out of the Black

Writing Prompt: Write a story, scene, or poem based on this reading.

Journaling Prompt: Write about your process of waking up in the morning.

Art Prompt: Waking up to reality

Photo Credit: Carl Lovén on Flickr

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 29, 2012. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Phillip Gruneich presents The stuff that IDEAS are made of posted at Short of Stories.

Sharing Our Work

Marcy presents Tuk Tuk Hell, or Heaven posted at Too Timid, Too Squeamish.

Emi Bauer presents The Strange Case of Dr. Feingold and Mr. Mike posted at Confessions of an Icompetent Blogger

Eula McLeod presents It’s Gr-r-r-r-r-reat!! posted at View from the Winepress.

Writing Quote of the Week

When they give you lined paper, write the other way. – Ray Bradbury

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Find Writing Inspiration posted at Writing with Fey.


Larry Correia joins the Writing Excuses podcasters to discuss Guns and Fiction. If you’re talking guns in your writing, you’ll want to listen to this.

Creative People Paying it Forward

Pamela Jorrick presents Trashy Art- Washed Ashore posted at Blah, Blah, Blog.

The Business of Creativity

Daniela Baker presents 6 Skills Every Blogger Needs posted at Bloggers Passion, saying, “There are key ingredients in building a successful blog. You will need a set of skills like what’s listed on this article.”

Spam of the Week

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That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Friday at midnight!

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