This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts: Thanksgiving Edition (Nov. 23 – Nov. 30)

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. This last week’s seasonal theme is Thanksgiving. So give thanks and smash your writer’s block! Follow us on twitter (@TSHighSociety) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday!

Poetry Writing Prompts

  • Monday: Thank you for being a friend. Write a poem as a letter of gratitude to a friend you haven’t spoken to in months or years.
  • Tuesday: Attitude of gratitude! Write down 3 things you’re grateful for in this moment. Write an ottava rima for each.
  • Wednesday: Thankfulness in difficult times. Write a political poem that finds consolation in a moment of gratitude. 15 lines MAX.
  • Thursday: “It is the one sport guided by language…” Write a sincere poem about football that doesn’t use war as a metaphor.
  • Friday/Saturday: Cancelled due to Tate Street High Society‘s Annual Poeters vs. Fictioneers Touch Turkey & Football Eating Contest.

football-dog

Fiction Writing Prompts

  • Monday: 2 cups flour, 2 tbs butter, zest of your affair w/ your nephew’s orthodontist. Use a Thanksgiving recipe for structure.
  • Tuesday: Turkey’s for closers. Write a story set at a call center on Thanksgiving. Dialogue only. May describe folks’ bagged lunches.
  • Wednesday: TURKEY SMASH! Narrate the scene in John Currin’s Thanksgiving. Give that mesomorphic bird one line.
  • Thursday: “Football is a benign illusion.” A football story where each paragraph is told by a different philosopher—Plato, Locke, etc.
  • Friday/Saturday: Cancelled due to Tate Street High Society‘s Annual Poeters vs. Fictioneers Touch Turkey & Football Eating Contest.

Thanksgiving 2003 by John Currin born 1962

How did it go this week? Which prompt was most generative? We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below.

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About the Author: Gregory Brown

Greg TS BioGregory Brown, Reviews Editor,  hails from Vancouver Island, in beautiful British Columbia. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro MFA program for Fiction and Memorial University of Newfoundland's Master of Arts program in English Literature. He is the recipient of the Roy Daniels Memorial Essay Prize and his fiction and criticism have appeared in Postcript and Paragon.

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