Becoming Human

“I thought once that gods are the opposite of death, but I see now they are more dead than anything, for they are unchanging, and can hold nothing in their hands.” ― Madeline Miller, Circe Writing Prompt: He was born a god, but after centuries of parties, of changing the fate of humanity, and of never aging …

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John’s Missing Wife

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Writing Prompt: John's mind was a wonderland of ideas and places. If he closed his eyes and focused really hard, he could go anywhere and see anything. For his entire life, he believed …

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What We Find Along the Way

“But just because you can never reach it, doesn’t mean that it’s not worth looking for.”― Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth Jamie had always wanted adventure, so when she heard of a magical treasure that could grant her any wish, she was already out the door. On her journey, she heard many different tales of the treasure. …

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Passion

“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves Character development challenge: What is your …

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The Dance of the Sky Dragon

“They moved in dance steps too intricate for the noninitiated eye to imitate or understand. Clearly they were of one soul. Handsome, rangy, wildly various, they were bound in total loyalty, not by oath, but by the simple, unquestioning belongingness of part of one organism.”― Louise Erdrich, Love Medicine Every summer they would dance. It was supposed …

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