Every year, I look forward to NPR releasing its list of the best books of the year. It always guides my holiday shopping as well as my reading Wishlist for the coming year. This months prompts are drawn from the books on NPR’s most recent list of Great Reads. Sometimes it was the title that drew my eye (how could I resist the creative lure of The Book of Difficult Fruit?!), sometimes it was the book description (All That She Carried, for example). This month I hope to accomplish two goals: to inspire you creatively and to encourage you to add at least one of these titles to your reading list for the upcoming year.
There is only one rule to my prompt challenge: the poem or book title should serve as the title of your piece OR all the words of the title should be integrated into your piece somehow.
I LOVE posting your prompt responses on Brave & Reckless. I welcome your poetry, prose, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, essay, and art. I will accept responses to any of January’s prompts on any day before January 31st, but will not start publishing them on Brave & Reckless until January 1st.
Email your prompt responses with a short bio (if you have not recently submitted to me) and a suggested image to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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