Inspiration and writing prompts December 2017, advent style

Follow along if you like.  Click on the name of the article and leave a comment linking back to your own work inspired by it. Hint:  The numbers are the day of the month.  The prompts are not released before that day.

  1. from “The Book of Longing”, a poem by Leonard Cohen      
  2. from “Fates Worse Than Death” by Kurt Vonnegut      
  3. from “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou      
  4. Cuba and the Cameraman (film)       
  5. W. Mason Revolving Fire-Arms Patented Jan 19, 1875 (No. 158,957.)       
  6. From Julian Martin on mining in West Virginia      
  7. Promo video:  The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks       
  8. From “Tempest” by Bob Dylan       
  9. Féerie au Lac du Village      
  10. From Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
  11. From Albert Einstein, infinity
  12. From This is My Story by Eleanor Roosevelt
  13. rhyme
  14. reason
  15. rhyme or reason
  16. For the love of tacos
  17. Mele Kalikimaka
  18. Chocolate lady shoes
  19. From Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  20. What’s This? from The Nightmare Before Christmas
  21. Smoking over the playground
  22. From Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gauthier
  23. Who Hash
  24. Nester The Long Eared Christmas Donkey
  25. Luke Chapter 2 verses 10-14, KJV Bible
  26. From Selected Stories (Preface) by Mavis Gallant
  27. Colorful       
  28. From Negotiating With The Dead by Margaret Atwood     
  29. From A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
  30. Heart and Brain: Grocery Shopping by The Awkward Yeti
  31. From Abraham Lincoln

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