Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bikini Writing Prompts

A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded pistol on your coffee table.  There's nothing wrong with them, but it's hard to stop thinking about it.  - Garrison Keiller

Happy Birthday, Modern Bikini!

It was on this day in France in 1946 that the Bikini was formerly introduced in Paris.  The designer had a hard time finding a model to agree to pose with it, so he had to hire an exotic dancer.  The bikini, introduced as the world's smallest bathing suit, was predicted to cause a cultural explosion grater than the nuclear explosions in Bikini Atoll, so that is where the name "bikini" comes from.  Though it was formerly introduced in the 40s, Roman paintings and evidence from the Mayan civilization prove that the bikini dates much farther back than the 1940s.

Memoir Prompt:  Write about a memory of a bikini--- seeing one, wearing one, etc.

Poetry Prompt:  Write a poem about a bikini.

Essay Prompt:  What do you think about bikinis?  There are some countries where it would be quite scandalous to wear one.  Do you think they are a good idea?  Why or why not?  Explore your thoughts and give examples to back up your opinion.   

1 comment:

  1. Good one! I might try to wear a bikini this weekend at the beach; maybe I'll have some new memories (or horror stories) to write down. =) I love this quote by Keiller, too. Thanks!

    -Miss GOP


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