Daily, genre-inspired writing prompts for authors, teachers, and journaling

Romance – May 27

Nick: Don’t you think maybe a drink would help you to sleep?
Nora: No, thanks.
Nick: Maybe it would if I took one.

Dashiell Hammett, born this date in 1894, who turned his relationship with Lillian Hellman into The Thin Man book, movies, and radio serial about Nick and Nora Charles.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist imagines that s/he and and her/his partner engage in the wittiest and most sophisticated banter your protagonist can imagine … and then confronts the reality of the relationship.

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