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Secondary – May 22

On this date in 1972, Richard Nixon became the first president to visit Moscow, the capital of the USA’s enemy during the generations-long Cold War. Explain your opinion about whether it’s a good idea or a bad idea for leaders of enemy nations to meet.

Primary – May 22

What question would you most like to ask the President of the United States? How do you think the President would answer?

Literary – May 21

“Fools admire, but men of sense approve.” -Alexander Pope, born this date in 1688. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes her/his admiration has been misplaced.

Romance – May 21

“The awful thing, as a kid reading, was that you came to the end of the story, and that was it. I mean, it would be heartbreaking that there was no more of it.” -Robert Creeley, born this date in 1926. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes a story s/he desperately wants to continue has reached an irreversible conclusion.

Mystery – May 21

Jeffrey Dahmer was born on this date in 1960. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers that a mild-mannered neighbor has for many years been committing unspeakable crimes without anyone noticing.

SciFi/Fantasy – May 21

The Last Question was asked for the first time on this date in Isaac Asimov’s 2061. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must alter a fundamental law of the universe you’ve created.

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