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Romance – June 9

“As long as people are going to call you lunatic anyway, why not get the benefit of it? It liberates you from convention.” -Gregory Maguire, born this date in 1954. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist achieves a goal by behaving erratically because s/he knows s/he can get away with it.

Romance – June 8

Frank Lloyd Wright was born on this date in 1867. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is surprised to discover that s/he is not her/his partner’s only partner.

Romance – June 7

“Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.” -Elizabeth Bowen, born this date in 1899. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s jealousy is apparent to everyone even though your protag is sure it’s not.

Romance – June 6

“He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.” -Thomas Mann, born this date in 1875. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which the imbalance between your protagonist’s affection and your protag’s partner causes an explosive escalation at a family event.

Romance – June 5

Suze Orman was born on this date in 1951. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s failure to establish financial independence forces her/him to comply with a demand your protag finds repulsive.

Romance – June 4

On this date in 1919, Congress approved the Nineteenth Amendment, which eventually extended the voting franchise to women. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which someone in authority gives your protagonist permission to do something it never occurred to your protag that s/he could not do.

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