May 5: Pick a constellation of stars, and write a scene or story that includes the object or person depicted in the constellation. It can be based on existing mythology surrounding the constellation or based completely on your own imagination.
April 21: Take the phrase "(blank) Me," replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: "Tell Me," "Forgive Me," and/or "You've Got to Believe Me." Of course, feel free to bend the rules and have a title like "Home Sweet Ho(me)" or "Pick a The(me)."
April 7: Write a fantasy poem. Of course, fantasy is a loaded term. Many people automatically think of swords and sorcery, but many people harbor their own personal fantasies. It may be winning the lottery or having the perfect day.
March 17: Write a short story about a day in the life of your pet. If you don't have a pet, then you can invent one.
February 17: It’s said that flash fiction is any story
between five and 1,500 words. So, let’s be brief
and write a one-sentence story.
February 3: Challenge yourself to write a poem
that is no more than 25 words long.
January 20: Write a scene that puts a character or characters from a fairy tale in a different situation and/or setting.
January 4: Write a poem about a memory, but from the perspective of someone else (or not in first person).
Submit all writing prompts to Ms. Dyche at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than two weeks after its posting for master class credit. Work may be used on the Web Exclusives section of The Megalodon.