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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...

Romance – June 13

“The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.” -Dorothy Sayers, creator of Lord Peter Wimsey, born on this date in 1893. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s truth-telling allows her/him to get away with the misdeed about which s/he is speaking.

Romance – June 12

On this date in 1967, the US Supreme Court ruled that states could not outlaw interracial marriages. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist introduces a romantic partner to her/his family for the first time, and learns that her/his family dislikes the partner for something over which the partner has no control.

Romance – June 11

“Beware of using up your last forty years in being the curator of your first fifty.” -Allan Gurganus, born this date in 1947. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist receives and ignores advice s/he’ll later wish s/he’d embraced.

Romance – June 10

On this date in 1943, Laszlo Biro invented the ball-point pen. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist contemplates all the different ways s/he could use a ball-point pen to hurt someone who really deserves it.

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