Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Today's Creative Writing Prompt Salutes The Scarlet Letter

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.  -Nathaniel Hawthorne

On March 16, 1850, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was published.

Writing Prompts for Today:

Creative Nonfiction:  Think of something you have done, whether right or wrong, that has displeased someone greatly.  If you were to wear a scarlet letter because of what you have done, what letter would it be?  What did you do to deserve that scarlet letter?  Write about it.  Consider being overly dramatic or sarcastic.

  Possible start:  I deserve the scarlet letter H for Honesty. . .

Poetry:  Going off of Nathaniel Hawthorne's quote above, write a poem with ten lines that starts with this line:

Time always leaves its shadow on. . .


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