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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.

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