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Romance – July 4

“Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne, born this date in 1804. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist loses her/his most intimate friend because your protag revealed her/his best nature.

Romance – July 3

“Life in a box is better than no life at all, I expect. You’d have a chance at least. You could lie there thinking: Well, at least I’m not dead.” -Tom Stoppard, born this date in 1937. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist chooses to remain in the safe stability of a box.

Romance – July 2

On this date in 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Frederick Noonan, were reported lost over the Pacific Ocean. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is surprised to learn everyone assumes s/he is engaged in a sexual relationship with a person your protag considers nothing more than a professional colleague.

Romance – July 1

“I loved her like a rabbit loves a rattlesnake.” -James M. Cain, born this date in 1892. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must confront that fact that s/he is romantically involved with a monster.

Romance – June 30

“What is broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.” -Margaret Mitchell, whose Gone With the Wind was first published on this date in 1936. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist breaks a dear friend’s prized possession and has to decide what to do about it.

Romance – June 29

“To live is to be slowly born.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, born on this date in 1900. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a single event awakens within your protagonist a stranger totally unknown to her/him.

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