Prompts

PROMPT: A PICTURE

November 18, 2019

Prompt:

Picture in your mind a photograph of one of your parents or a close relative that you learned something from. Picture them before you were born.

 

PROMPT: EXPRESS A STRONG FEELING

November 4, 2019

Today’s prompt is exploring the question of how to express a strong feeling in writing.

Write something that gets a strong feeling across. Consider using colors or sounds to express a strong feeling, whether it be happy or sad.

 

PROMPT: SYZYGY

September 16, 2019.

Today’s prompt is the word syzygy (syz·​y·​gy).

Syzygy can be traced to the Greek syzygos (“yoked together”), a combination of syn- (“with, together with”) and zygon (“yoke”). Its first know use was circa 1847.

It is defined as:

  • the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies (such as the sun, moon, and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse) in a gravitational system
  • any two related things, either alike or opposite

The prompt is to use it in a short writing.