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How do you keep going after the one person you always believed you were meant to be with forever gives their heart to someone else? –Redemption by LA Kuehlke

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 bad break up you went through and how you felt at that time.

Art Prompt: Lost love

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a dramatic story about lost love.

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doppelganger
  • A ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.
  • Alter ego; double.

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

Journaling Prompt: Do you have a doppelganger? How do you feel when someone says you remind them of someone?

Art Prompt: Doppelganger

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

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Several months ago, at the young age of one hundred and twenty, my great-aunt Maddy LaVeau had left this world. She had no children, other than the cat that now owned me, and she’d left a mysterious message in her will about me “taking my place in the world.” Apparently, that “place” required owning her creepy old manor. –Forever Charmed by Rose Pressey

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about what happens in great-aunt Maddy’s mansion.

Journaling Prompt: What is the creepiest place you have ever gone? What made it so creepy?

Art Prompt: Creepy mansion

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a scary story about a spooky place.

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“In Greek mythology, Cassandra, daughter of the king of Troy, had the power to foresee the future. But, she was also cursed and no one believed her prophecies,” said the study’s lead author, Gerd Gigerenzer, PhD, of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. “In our study, we’ve found that people would rather decline the powers that made Cassandra famous, in an effort to forgo the suffering that knowing the future may cause, avoid regret and also maintain the enjoyment of suspense that pleasurable events provide.” –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story or scene involving a character who can see the future.

Journaling Prompt: Would you like to see the future? Why or why not?

Art Prompt: Seeing into the Future

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the history of prophecy.

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The platform rumbles again, with no train due. I run to the edge and watch the dragon roar in, its scales glittering in the sickly fluorescent lights. The dragon is beautiful in a way no mortal thing could be, perfect and powerful and smooth like water.

He looks at me again. “Okaeri.” The dragon’s voice is brassy, like a temple bell.

I want to jump on his back. But what will happen? How do I even deserve this, with my middling grades and gnawing fears? This is the unknown stretched in a sinuous line. –Breaking Orbit by Rachael Acks

Fiction Writing Prompt: What happens when the protagonist jumps on the dragon?

Journaling Prompt: If a dragon showed up and invited you for a ride, would you go? Why or why not?

Art Prompt: Dragonrider

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience why dragons have captured our imaginations.

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The hologram at the reception desk was a middle-aged female secretary in a navy blue business suit, cordial and attentive, polite and to the point. –LH Thomson, The Process Server

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: Are you looking forward to customer service from holograms or not? Why?

Art Prompt: Hologram

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about holograms and how they will change our society in the future.

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crepuscular
  • of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct. 
  • Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.

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

Journaling Prompt: What do you enjoy about twilight?

Art Prompt: Crepuscular

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

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“As an emotion, disgust is designed as a protection,” said Vikas Mittal, the J. Hugh Liedtke Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business. “When people feel disgusted, they tend to remove themselves from a situation. The instinct is to protect oneself. People become focused on ‘self’ and they’re less likely to think about other people. Small cheating starts to occur: If I’m disgusted and more focused on myself and I need to lie a little bit to gain a small advantage, I’ll do that. That’s the underlying mechanism.”

In turn, the researchers found that cleansing behaviors actually mitigate the self-serving effects of disgust. “If you can create conditions where people’s disgust is mitigated, you should not see this (unethical) effect,” Mittal said. “One way to mitigate disgust is to make people think about something clean. If you can make people think of cleaning products — for example, Kleenex or Windex — the emotion of disgust is mitigated, so the likelihood of cheating also goes away. People don’t know it, but these small emotions are constantly affecting them.” –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a scene where your protagonist is so disgusted that he or she feels entitled to cheat.

Journaling Prompt: Does the way you feel affect  your integrity? Write about several examples.

Art Prompt: Disgust

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the phenomenon of cheating and what allows people to feel entitled to do it.

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