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Prompt–Monday, April 30

NPR has Three Minute Fiction, which you can check out here: http://www.npr.org/2012/04/29/151647902/three-minute-fiction-update-judges-favorites What line would you be tired of after reading it 6,000 times? Write a sentence to begin a three-minute fiction, which is about 600 words. Then write the story. Some sentences to get you started if you’re stuck. The city is burning. She …

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Surprise Prompt–Monday, August 15

I watched and listened to this clip from NPR: http://www.npr.org/2011/08/12/139241960/paul-jacobs-tiny-desk-concert Paul Jacobs commented “It’s a beautiful addiction to have.” What do you think is a ‘beautiful addiction’? Write about it. If it is any evidence to you of the stacks on my floor and several bookcases filled to the brim, I am addicted to bound …

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Ernest Hemingway died fifty years ago today. NPR did a story on him, available online here: http://www.npr.org/2011/07/02/137540700/after-50-years-remembering-hemingways-farewell. I read some of Hemingway’s short stories in high school and did a book report on “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” If you haven’t read some of his work, you should check out the short stories “Indian Camp,” …

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