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I have always wanted to be a writer.  Ever since I can remember.  My mother has, in her basement, what I thought of as "books" that I wrote when I was five and six years old.  When I was eleven or twelve, I decided to write a book (which turned out to be embarrassingly reminiscent of The Outsiders, my main literary influence at the time).  

But, now that I have time on my hands and I could write as much (or as little) as I wanted, I find myself shamefully devoid of ideas.  My creative-self, which used to be inspired by the small part of the world in which I found myself, seems to be starving.  

I need to kick-start my writerbrain.

So, I started to think about my most prolific and creative periods.  When did I write the most?  When did I write my best?  When I was in school.  When I had assignments.  When I had creative writing classes.

This is where you come in.  

I need assignments.  Writing prompts.  Something to inspire, to stimulate, to rouse my seemingly-dormant writerbrain and make it work.  I need your help.  Desperately.  I'm begging. 

So, THE RULES:

1.  Writing will officially begin on January 1, 2008.
2.  Prompts can be offered at any time starting right now.
3.  Prompts must be left as a comment on this journal.  
4.  Prompts can be a single word, a phrase, but must be no longer than one sentence (you've got to leave me room to be creative with my response).
5.  Beginning, January 1, 2008, I must post a response to a prompt of my choosing on a daily basis.
6.  If I run out of prompts, I still have to post something daily (in other words, I need to find my own prompts....and, just like anyone else, I will leave the prompts as a comment in this journal).

So, LET THE PROMPTING BEGIN!!!!

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Date: 2008-01-15 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lysettedwinter.livejournal.com
A surprise encounter

Light reflecting on water

A peacock feather

The color yellow

Something that has become an extension of yourself

He misses her. He misses her so much it makes him ache. But no one will see that. He can't allow it.

Half a world away.

Date: 2008-01-16 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Oooo...thank you for the prompts! I even used one of them today. :)

Date: 2008-01-22 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
I used another of your prompts today. :)

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Date: 2008-01-17 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Thank you for these prompts. One of them inspired yesterday's piece.

Prompts. :)

Date: 2008-01-17 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] n-decisive.livejournal.com
The darkest day you've ever known.

You could tell by their eyes.

When in Rome...

Pink.

Re: Prompts. :)

Date: 2008-01-17 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Thanks for the prompts, M. :) I couldn't get one of them out of my head all day, so I used it. :)

Re: Prompts. :)

Date: 2008-01-22 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
:) Used another of these prompts today. Thanks!

Re: Prompts. :)

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Re: Prompts. :)

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Date: 2008-01-17 11:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderslug.livejournal.com
Three hours in the waiting room

Date: 2008-01-20 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Thanks for this prompt. Used it today. :) I must be on a [livejournal.com profile] thunderslug kick at the moment.

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From: [identity profile] thunderslug.livejournal.com - Date: 2008-01-20 03:58 am (UTC) - Expand

Magic Prompt from Milo the Poodle

Date: 2008-01-19 02:28 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This treat sure tastes like medicine ....

Date: 2008-01-20 03:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderslug.livejournal.com
The taste of strawberries.

Date: 2008-01-21 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Used it tonight. I really am on a [livejournal.com profile] thunderslug kick.

Date: 2008-01-20 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gentleeleos.livejournal.com
Juggling

Scars

Confession

You could be happy

Dear Anyone

Prompts

Date: 2008-01-21 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highiq.livejournal.com
in the Middle.
wearing socks to bed.
Stubbed toe.

Re: Prompts

Date: 2008-03-03 07:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Used one of these prompts in my latest post. *kiss* Thank you, sweetie.

Date: 2008-01-21 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderslug.livejournal.com
Life in the Rearview Mirror.

Date: 2008-01-22 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kenakeri.livejournal.com
She had bare feet and dirty fingernails.

Date: 2008-01-25 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] monkeegoth.livejournal.com
Life isn't all about beer, parties, and buckets of blood - hey, where'd you get the buckets of blood?

Dyslexic thoughts welcome you to the world of red maroon.

Complicity is not just limited to action.

With this ring, I thee rule.

Even the most hoary hosts of hell shall weep at the sight of the torments I will feast upon the salvage of your festering soul.

My requiem is almost through, nothing left to conquer death but to actually die.

If only she'd have been wearing one of those new airbag dresses...

Planetside is far, far colder than I thought it would be.

Why is it that I only dream in violet?


Date: 2008-01-25 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] monkeegoth.livejournal.com
Instead of seeing my life flash before my eyes, I focus on what might have been.

They've even taken away the balance of night and day, with Midnight now akin to Noon.

My anger is not a black, twisted thing - instead it is a purity, a white hot rage that immolates the darkness and shadows.

My name will most likely become synonymous with a fatal lapse in judgment.

Date: 2008-02-20 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Thanks for the prompts. I used one of them in my latest post. :)

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Date: 2008-01-25 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jojodelish.livejournal.com
A quote from Steinbeck: " Oh, strawberries don't taste as they used to and the thighs of women have lost their clutch!"

Why noserings look good on some people but ghastly on others

Pencil shavings

Orange rinds

The smell of plastic

Mom's hands, Grandma's hands, your hands

Date: 2008-02-06 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Thank you for these prompts, Miss Jojodelish. One of them inspired today's post. :)

Date: 2008-01-26 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lysettedwinter.livejournal.com
First.. monkeegoth.. "Life isn't all about beer, parties, and buckets of blood - hey, where'd you get the buckets of blood?" *snerk* Win. Very win.

She loved the feel of satin on her skin.

"And just what do you two think you're doing?"

Pirates.

Purple. Purple? Were they insane?!

If houseplants could talk.

Learning a new language.





Date: 2008-02-07 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
*smiles* Used one of these. Thank you. I'm pretty sure I used it in a way you didn't expect. Yet again. *laughs*

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thoughts of F

Date: 2008-01-26 02:50 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
People you wish you'd met sooner.

Redheads are magic (or just really clever liars?).

Urban assault music.

Dating accidents - they happen more often than you think.

Punctuation pathology.

REAL Family values

Date: 2008-01-28 01:44 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Gay son and his husband come home to Red State to care for Dad and Mom.

Date: 2008-01-31 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thunderslug.livejournal.com
Just because I'm terribly curious at what you might do with it:

"My veins are full of goodbyes"

Date: 2008-02-11 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Okay...I used this prompt for my most recent piece. I'll be interested to know what you think. :)

More prompts

Date: 2008-02-02 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] highiq.livejournal.com
the White Death and the French Toast Makers.
the perfect snow ball.
sledding down a hill.
getting into and out of a snow suit.
Nap Man!

Re: More prompts

Date: 2008-02-05 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Thank you for the posts, sweetie. :) I used one of them today.

Re: More prompts

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Prompt

Date: 2008-02-04 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] insecuregrl.livejournal.com
It sparkled like a diamond, but was just a piece of glass.

Re: Prompt

Date: 2008-02-10 06:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realiotrulio.livejournal.com
Thanks for the prompt! It inspired my latest entry. Frankly, I'm a little surprised at where it took me. :)

Prompts, Prompts, and More Prompts

Date: 2008-02-17 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
- I could work faster - but why risk chipping a nail?
- It's not whether you win or lose, but how you do your hair.
- Because chocolate can't get you pregnant.
- Mmmm....pita chips!
- Where in the h-ll is my tooth brush?
- I love the smell of markers.
- ...but it was on sale!

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