Mystery – June 15

Erroll Garner, born this date in 1921, composed Misty, which later became the plot point of Clint Eastwood’s directorial debut. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist finally confronts a mentally ill person who’s been harassing your...

SciFi/Fantasy – June 15

Edvard Grieg, born on this date in 1843, composed “In the Hall of the Mountain King” for a fantasy sequence in Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist enters a forbidden place for the first time.

Literary – June 15

A dandy Boston Brahmin, Francis Parkman, arrived at Fort Laramie — in what is now Wyoming — on this date in 1846 and spent the next six months unlearning everything he’d formerly believed about the Sioux. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is shocked to unlearn something about which s/he is absolutely confident.

Romance – June 15

Born on this date in 1921, Erroll Garner’s classic Misty became Johnny Mathis’ signature hit with lyrics by Johnny Burke. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes that someone who makes your protag feel misty will never reciprocate your protag’s...

Romance – June 14

“For me, stripping was an unusual kind of escape. I had nothing to escape but privilege, but I claimed asylum anyway. At twenty-four, it was my last chance to reject something and become nothing. I wanted to terrify myself. Mission accomplished.” -Diablo Cody, born on this date in 1978. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist chooses to do the thing that most terrifies...

Primary – June 14

Today is Flag Day. Explain in your own words why you think people sing the Star-spangled Banner before sports events. PromptInspiration.com begins its summer holiday after this post. Daily writing prompts for teachers who use writing in their instruction will return on 15 August 2019.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 14

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on this date in 1811. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist finds him/herself caught up in a violent conflict prompted by someone’s artistic creation.

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