Literary – August 8

“Even aardvarks think their offspring are beautiful.” -Roger Penrose, born this date in 1931. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must defend his/her conception of something...

Romance – August 8

“Nothing is as seductive as the assurance of success.” -Gertrude Himmelfarb, born this date in 1922. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes her/his assurance of success...

Mystery – August 8

Britain’s Great Train Robbery — valued at about $50 million in today’s dollars and split among 15 conspirators (about $3.5 million each) — occurred on this date in 1963. Writing...

SciFi/Fantasy – August 8

“I’ve found that there are some things in life that I can’t change, and there are some things that I can.” -Dr. Sam Beckett, born this date in 1953. Writing prompt: Write a scene in...

Literary – August 7

“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” -Garrison Keillor, born this date in 1942. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

Romance – August 7

On this date in 1934, the US Court of Appeals lifted the obscenity ban on James Joyce’s Ulysses. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes her/his partner is going to be...

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