W. Mason Revolving Fire-Arms Patented Jan 19, 1875 (No. 158,957.)

From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you?

Exceptionalism

In response to Cuba and the Cameraman (film) : Passively watching the life cycle of a dictator is one of America’s favorite pastimes.  Who really needs…

Arthritic Flower

In response to Maya Angelou’s, “Still I Rise” The world feels heavy as of late, not directly because of the political changes in my homeland, but…

from “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you? Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that is…

$824.6 Billion

In response to Kurt Vonnegut’s, Fates Worse Than Death: When I was a child is such a cliché way to start a paragraph.  I might…

from “Fates Worse Than Death” by Kurt Vonnegut

From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you? A woman said to me after my speech, “Nobody should ever be bombed.” I…

The day wouldn’t write…

In response to Leonard Cohen’s, “The Book of Longing“: In those hours before I am ready to let go of the ephemeral place and allow…

from “The Book of Longing”, a poem by Leonard Cohen

  From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you? My page was too white My ink was too thin The day wouldn’t…

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:…