SciFi/Fantasy – August 31

Manga artist Yumiko Ōshima was born on this date in 1947. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a character or animal with feline characteristics torments your...

Secondary – August 31

On this date in 1897, Thomas Edison was awarded a patent for the Kinetograph, which we more commonly refer to as a movie camera. Thinking about the difference between acting on stage and acting in front of a...

Primary – August 31

Maria Montessori, who developed an education method that emphasized sensory exploration and manipulation, was born on this date in 1870. Of your five senses, which one is your favorite and...

Romance – August 31

Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill‘s Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) premiered on this date in 1928 in Berlin. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s father attempts to...

Literary – August 31

“No enemy is so annoying as one who was a friend, or still is a friend, and there are many more of these than one would suspect.” –William Saroyan, born this date in 1908. Writing prompt: Write a scene...

Mystery – August 31

Jack the Ripper killed his first victim, Mary Ann Nichols, on this date in 1888. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes the crime scene s/he is investigating is the second instance...

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