Write a story or poem based on the title When I let Go
When I Let Go
When I let go I will be free!
Free of anger, hurt, and shame.
Free from the guilty because once I wasn’t strong enough.
When I let go I won’t feel anger at myself for not standing up.
When I let to the hurt will vanish and be replaced by forgiveness.
Forgiving myself for the shame I feel for not standing up for myself.
Now I can be free because I know that the weakness I felt was strength.
Strength that not only helped me endure the pain but helped me fight and become free.
When scanning through the shelves of bookstores and libraries. It’s sometimes difficult to select a book among all the various titles on the shelf. Sure, book art can lead you to pick up a book but what about the title?
Write a story based on the following title. If you want to fill in another name you can but write a story based on this title. Who is the protagonist and why is the world insane? Be creative and have some fun.
The Insane World of Jordan Williams.
It was my last few days in LA and I went around town taking pictures. I wanted to remember the place that was my home for 11 years. As I took the pictures I realized how beautiful the city was. It was like seeing it for the first time. Find place where you live and take a picture. Look at the picture and ask it to tell you a story then write that story town.
Write a story based on this picture. What if your character was locked inside so long that when she finally went outside and the snow melted she or he discovered that the world changed. How does it change? Is it really snow? Maybe the world she/he know isn’t like how it’s suppose to be?
#teen writing prompt
The snow kept on coming and it felt like it would never stop. They said that it was because we destroyed the environment and that’s why it was July and winter was still here. We stored away food and fought to keep the roof of the greenhouse clear so the crops would continue to grow….
Finish the story. What is winter never ended? Write a story about how your characters would survive in this new world.
I don’t know what side you are on when it comes to the political arena and I’m not getting into here. I know you all have opinions and I bet some of those beliefs you are very passionate about.
Write a poem about something that is worth fighting for. # protest poetry
I wasn’t popular, in fact most people didn’t really know I existed and I liked it that way because no one cared enough to try and hurt me. I use to see how kids that stuck out often got bullied. The pretty girls were hated because of their beauty and the nerds where tortured. None of it was fair. Not one little part of it all…
What happens in this story? Why does this character want to be invisible? What’s his or her story. With all this wanting to be invisible you know what has to happen next, right? This character has to stick out but how?
I remember a character in the film phenomenon who was seen as stupid one day and then the next day he was a genius because he has a brain tumor. Make something happen to this character that changes his/her life. #teen writing prompt
Wow! There is so much going on here in the United States I bet it’s stirring up a lot of feelings. As artists, these difficult times only gives us more to say. With all these protests I was wondering… what do you think is worth fighting for?
I’m not going to bring up politics here but there is something to say no matter what “side” you are on. Think about what you’d fight for. Don’t hold back. Just let your feelings flow.
Write a poem about what you believe is worth fighting for.
# teen writing prompt
The Austin International Poetry Festival is an international poetry competition for poets as young as kindergarten to 12th grade. You can submit up to three poems for consideration. This competition is open to diversity!
Below are some of the rules as listed on their site.
- K-12 Youth Poets may submit up to three separate poems individually.
- Additional submissions received are automatically discarded.
- Poems should be 35 lines or less and fit in a 4 inch by 7 inch area in Times New Roman 12 point. (Note that any line over 4 inches will break onto another line, increasing the number of lines.)
- Free for all K-12 Youth Poets.
- No simultaneous submissions or previously published poems.
- Editors have the right to disqualify any poem with objectionable material.
- Your parent must read the publication release and sign with their digital signature by typing their name on this submission form. #teen writing competition
Deadline: February 14, 2017
THE 2017 ADROIT PRIZES FOR POETRY AND PROSE
This competition is sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania for students 9th grade + and undergraduate students, including international students and students who have graduated a semester early in December 2016). This prize awards two winners.
Submissions may include up to six poems (maximum of ten pages single-spaced) and/or up to three works of prose (combined word limit of 3,500 words). Excerpts are acceptable. All submissions will be considered for publication in The Adroit Journal. Each submitter may not send more than one submission per genre, but may send both poetry and prose.#teen writing
Deadline: February 15, 2017
- Winners will each be awarded $200
- Work will be featured in The Adroit Journal.
- Winners, runners-up, and up to eight finalists will receive copies of the judges’ latest books.
For more information check out the website http://www.theadroitjournal.org/adroit-prizes
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