April 26, 2017: Poetry Writing Prompt – Stacey Balkun

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Stacey Balkun.

Strange Faces in Actual Places

Choose a character from a story, fable, or myth. Now, place them in a contemporary setting-domestic or urban or rural. How would the Little Mermaid wash dishes? What would Napoleon order from Starbucks? Had he been a suburban teen, would Luke Skywalker work at Red Lobster? What about the grasshopper who doesn’t prepare for winter–maybe he just hops a train to New Orleans and plays fiddle on the streets for tips? Let your imagination run wildly into a poem that imagines a familiar character in an unfamiliar place (or vice versa).

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