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People didn’t annoy George as much once he learned to time travel. –Future Tense / Present Perfect by Milo James Fowler

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 time travel, when and where would you go?

Art Prompt: Time travel

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell a humorous story about the pitfalls of time travel.

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On the early morning of the twenty-first day of July, 1894, Prof. Adam Donstein and General Abraham Lee became the first time travellers in history. Unfortunately, every attempt to contact them after stepping through the time portal remained unsuccessful.

Time travel was once considered scientific heresy. I used to avoid talking about it for fear of being labeled a crank. But these days I’m not so cautious. In fact, I’m more like the people who built Stonehenge. I’m obsessed by time. If I had a time machine I’d visit Marilyn Monroe in her prime or drop in on Galileo as he turned his telescope to the heavens. Perhaps I’d even travel to the end of the universe to find out how our whole cosmic story ends. –Stephen Hawking

Writing Prompt: Write a story, scene or poem about time travel OR add to your character sketch by describing where your character would go if he or she could travel in time.

Journaling Prompt: Where would you go if you could travel in time?

Art Prompt: Time Travel

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Wind Beneath My Wing

Whenever Hwang goes to sleep, he jumps forward in time. This is a problem. This is not a problem that is going to solve itself. Sometimes Hwang wakes to find that he’s only jumped forward a few days. The most Hwang has ever jumped is one hundred seventy years. -Alice Sola Kim, Hwang’s Billion Brilliant Daughters (free to read at Lightspeed Magazine online)

Writing Prompt: Write a scene where one of your characters wakes up in the morning 100 years in the future.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time when you felt like everything you knew was suddenly changed. How did you deal with it?

Art Prompt: Time Travel

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I admit it. I’m a sci fi geek. Time travel is awesome, and I want to try it. Barring that, I want to read and write about it.

…apparently the very first written time travel story is Memoirs of the Twentieth Century, written in 1733 by Samuel Madden, about an angel from the year 1997 who journeys over 250 years into the past to give documents to a British ambassador that describe the world of the future. -Michio Kaku, Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

Writing Prompt: Take your protagonist on a short trip via time travel. Where and when will she go? Who will she meet? What will she do?

Journaling Prompt: If you could time travel, where and when would you go and why?

Art Prompt: Time Travel
Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience where you would go if you could travel through time and who you would want to meet there.