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    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by peachalulu, Feb 15, 2014.

    I found this great writing prompt in Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones and wanted to share it.

    The idea is to pick one item /theme or verb - anything from pencils on your desk to something as broad as feelings like anger or love or an action like kiss.
    Then take three minutes and write three lines about this item/theme/action.
    Here's a couple I did.

    Highlighters
    Markers in a clown cup
    neon shades to highlight
    Things best forgotten

    Peach
    Earthborn sun
    Fuzzed and sprouting from tree-limb
    scent of sugared-kiss

    What makes this prompt great is that it allows you to be focused but concise.
     
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    Sorry! ;) Here's a nicer one.

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    Where dreams are created
    Where dreams are lived
    Where dreams are shattered
     
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    Lathers like a fluffy dream
     
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    so tasty with BBQ or plum sauce
    so nasty to eat dry
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    Ketchup

    In the bottle, why do you separate?
    At the restaurant, why are you so endlessly polygamous?
    In the packet, why do some people tear you down the middle instead of neatly nipping off the corner?
     
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    Condiment Juice

    Its my fault for not shaking the bottle
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    Gross, please don't touch my food
     
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