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Literary – January 20

“Absurdity is what I like most in life,” said David Lynch, born on this date in 1946, “and there’s humor in struggling in ignorance.” Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist flails at something in ignorance and appears funny to everyone except your protag.

Romance – January 20

“The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” -Federico Fellini, born this date in 1920. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist describes something beautiful and valuable that emerged from a corruption of her/his life.

Mystery – January 20

“We’re all like detectives in life,” said David Lynch, born on this date in 1946. “There’s something at the end of the trail that we’re all looking for.” Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist describes the process that brought her/him to this point in life.

SciFi/Fantasy – January 20

On this date in Spider and Jeanne Robinson’s 2065, a solar flare alert is issued to the guests of the Shimizu Hotel. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is warned of an impending natural disaster about which your protag can do nothing.

Secondary – MLK Day

Today is the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., who once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” What are you silent about that matters enough you should say something?

Primary – MLK Day

Today is the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., who once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” How would you answer that question?

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