Mystery – May 20

Jimmy Stewart was born on this date in 1908. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tries but fails to convince someone in authority that s/he witnessed a crime.

Secondary – May 20

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his action but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” -John Stuart Mill, born this date in 1806. Using...

Literary – May 20

“Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.” -Honoré de Balzac, born this date in 1799. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is...

SciFi/Fantasy – May 20

Richard Bryant is cremated on this date in Robert Silverberg’s 2033. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist introduces a fabulous invention that proves so unwanted that everyone else...

Primary – May 20

William Thornton, architect of the US Capitol, was born on this date in 1759. Tell a story about a time your mood changed because of the building you were in.

Romance – May 20

On this date in 1845, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett met in person for the first time. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist imagines describing to a future child meeting her/his soul...

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