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Literary – September 19

“The true magic of this broken world lay in the ability of the things it contained to vanish, to become so thoroughly lost, that they might never have existed in the first place.” -Michael Chabon in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, published on this date in 2000. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist finds something her/his family considered irretrievably...

Literary – September 18

“Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” -Samuel Johnson, born this date in 1709. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist spends a night in anticipation of a certain reckoning.

Literary – September 17

“I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.” -Ken Kesey, born this date in 1935. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must choose between being an instigator and a recorder.

Literary – September 16

“I think that love must be the ability to suspend one’s intelligence for the sake of something.” -James Alan McPherson, born this date in 1943. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist suspends his/her intelligence.

Literary – September 15

“Get down, get naked, get savage.” -Ron Carlson, born this date in 1947. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist does all three.

Literary – September 14

Lewis, Ed, Bobby, and Drew drove into the north Georgia woods for their canoe trip on this date. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which an innocent situation turns sinister.

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