I saw these deers when I was going on a walk one morning. Write a poem based on this picture.
Anytime I smell a darkroom I think about my college crush Roger. We took photography classes together and flirted as we printed out photographs. Now anytime I smell film fix I think about that moment in my life. The heartbreak and a load of other emotions come rushing back to me.
Write a poem based on a smell that brings back a memory.
I recently went to the Black Maria Film Festival here in West Orange. A motion poem is a combination of a poem and a short film.
How Do You Raise A Black Child is the film that was selected for the film festival. This poem is about the fear and concerns black parents have for their children. Here is the film I saw at the festival.
How Do You Raise A Black Child
Falling Lessons: Erasure One
This poem is about a girl who takes care of her aging father.
A path along the canal in Venice, CA
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