Primary – May 22

What question would you most like to ask the President of the United States? How do you think he would answer?

SciFi/Fantasy – May 22

The original Great Train Robbery took place in Marshfield, Indiana on this date in 1868 when members of the Reno Gang stole $98,000 (about $1.6 million in today’s dollars). Writing prompt: Write a scene...

Literary – May 22

Peter Matthiessen, co-founder of The Paris Review, was born on this date in 1927. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist learns that someone s/he believes is acting for purely altruistic and...

Secondary – May 22

On this date in 1972, Richard Nixon became the first president to visit Moscow, the capital of the USA’s enemy during the generations-long Cold War. Explain your opinion about whether it’s a good...

Mystery – May 22

It’s the 1859 birthdate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist makes a series of completely ridiculous deductions based on a person’s...

Romance – May 22

Mary Cassatt was born on this date in 1844. Writing prompt: Describe from your protagonist’s point of view what’s happening in Cassatt’s painting The Long...

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