A character becomes friends with the grim reaper, and sees the worlds of both the living and the dead.
Compose a Tanaga on the theme of laughter.
A Tanaga is a form of Filipino poetry often compared to Haikus. Tanagas use 4 lines of 7 syllables each, and are often full of metaphors.
'The old bookstore had always been my escape, but today it felt different, almost magical...'
Submitted by Ams
Create a character that you would undoubtedly hate, and write a story where a tragedy befalls them.
It's often difficult to write characters which we find unpleasant; be considerate with how you will authentically create their personality!
Your character wakes up in an unfamiliar room where everything seems to have been perfectly tailored to their wants and needs...
Submitted by SJ Randolph
Create a poem comparing feelings of love and hatred, and how they connect and intercross with each other.
You are cycling home when you witness a crime. The perpetrator spots you and the chase begins.
Create a fast-paced scene where your protagonist must escape danger and report the crime.
Your character has been struggling to understand an emotion. They finally ask their best friend about it, only to find out that they’ve been feeling it too.
Try to think of interesting ways you can describe the emotion, particularly as your character might not know the right word for it.
Submitted by FreeFly
“I didn’t think about that.”
“You don’t think about anything.”
Write a story including this dialogue.
Craft an ode to the trials of growing up.
An Ode is a lyrical poem celebrating or glorifying an aspect of life.
Create a paragraph conjuring the intensity of love at first sight.
Use descriptive language like hyperbole and metaphors to convey the connection, and awe of this moment (whether or not you believe in such events)!
Your protagonist sees an unsent text on their friend's phone that they never had the heart to send to them...
Submitted by Mae Bailey
“We live in a land where the footprints of ghosts linger.”
Use this line to start or end a poem. It can be any genre as long as you feel it fits the sentence well.