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Writer's Workshop Prompts

For the past few weeks I've been meeting up with a few friends of mine and holding a writer's workshop. We meet up every two weeks and at the end of each meeting we assign some homework for the next meeting based on a prompt we all agree on. I thought I'd get in the practice of posting the material I come up with for each prompt on the blog.

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July in Retrospect: Car Fires, Utopian Visions, and the Fourth

There's this quote at the beginning of The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, where it gets its title. It essentially states, and I'm paraphrasing, that in Genesis the rainbow was a sign sent from God, a solemn promise, that He would never flood the earth again. That next time, He would simply set it on fire. Pardon my sacrilege, but that always struck me as kind of a fucked up trade-off.

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Public Relations

The receipt prints,

"Oh, that's fine." they say, waving it away,

"As long as you don't tackle me on the way out." 

I've probably heard that same joke, over a hundred times,

From over a hundred different people, 

So much so it's like a common expression, that people don't know is common,

Just something they all say in this situation,

A thing almost as strange as how people always start walking up,

Just as soon as I try to write this down

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