Secondary – November 11

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of this 11th month in the year 1918, an armistice treaty ended the war to end all wars. Explain why countries and people kept fighting after that.

Primary – November 11

On this date in 1921, US President Warren G. Harding dedicated the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Explain why it’s important to remember people you might not know.

Mystery – November 11

Belle Gunness, after her birth on this date in 1859, immigrated to the United States in 1881 and proceeded to murder more than 40 people — mostly wealthy lovelorn men she lured to her farm through...

SciFi/Fantasy – November 11

“I knew peace only when I killed and when I heard her heart in that terrible rhythm, I knew again what peace could be.” -Louis in the film version of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire,...

Literary – November 11

“Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.” -Kurt Vonnegut, born this date in 1922. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is shocked to discover...

Romance – November 11

“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.” -Fyodor Dostoyevsky, born according to some accounts on this date in 1821. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist...

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