Primary – December 10

Mark Twain‘s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published on this date in 1884. Tell a story about a time you got in trouble that was totally worth...

SciFi/Fantasy – December 10

On this date in 1984, America’s National Science Foundation announced the discovery of the first planet outside our solar system. The planet orbits a star 21 million light-years away. Writing prompt: In...

Romance – December 10

On this date in 1936, Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s partner has to choose...

Literary – December 10

“If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” –Emily Dickinson, born this date in 1830. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist...

Mystery – December 10

“You the new blood?” Ray asked. The boy stared up at him, a smile sneaking across his face. “You the old?” –Urban Waite, born this date in 1980. Writing prompt: Write a scene in...

Secondary – December 10

William Faulkner accepted the Nobel Prize in Literature on this date in 1950, telling the audience, “I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail.” More than six decades later,...

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