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Writing Prompt #33


Write a piece based on the following poem.

After the Winter
Claude McKay, 18891948

Some day, when trees have shed their leaves
    And against the morning’s white
The shivering birds beneath the eaves
    Have sheltered for the night,
We’ll turn our faces southward, love,
    Toward the summer isle
Where bamboos spire to shafted grove
    And wide-mouthed orchids smile.

And we will seek the quiet hill
    Where towers the cotton tree,
And leaps the laughing crystal rill,
    And works the droning bee.
And we will build a cottage there
    Beside an open glade,
With black-ribbed blue-bells blowing near,
    And ferns that never fade.

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Writing Prompt #32

Family Reunion

Your protagonist is attending a family reunion. They are anxious to see one relative and are looking to avoid another. Write about what happens when they run into the unwanted relative.

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Writing Prompt #31

Before the End

The end of  your piece has your protagonist crying with joy. What happened before?

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Writing Prompt #30

Information Booth

You’ve woken up on the side of a country road. You are surrounded by farm land but cannot see any farm houses. You don’t know how you got there.

In the middle of the road is an information booth with an excited looking man behind the counter. You approach and…

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