Mystery – February 24

The body of Laura Palmer was discovered in Twin Peaks on this date in 1989. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist solves one mystery that reveals a bigger...

Romance – February 24

“He wanted to think of words that would make some difference but there were none in any language he knew that were sufficient to the moment or that would change a single thing.” –Kent Haruf, born this...

Secondary – February 23

Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay on the flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, was born on this date in 1915. Describe a situation in which you were conflicted about the rightness of a thing...

Primary – February 23

Wizard of Oz director Victor Fleming was born on this date in 1889. Write a story about why you think there’s no place like...

SciFi/Fantasy – February 23

Dana Scully was born on this date in 1964. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a scrupulous skeptic makes merciless fun of your protagonist’s explanation for an apparently inexplicable...

Literary – February 23

Samuel Pepys, one of history’s most noted diarists, was born on this date in 1633. Writing prompt: Write your protagonist’s diary entry for her or his most important...

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