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Friday Flash 2 -- Our New World

Inspired by “View on the Stars” by Soundcritters

At last, we found it – the new Earth. What our scans had prophesied would be a new home. Air, water. Life? We did not know what became of the old Earth. Perhaps destroyed in anger lightyears ago by a miniature sun. Not that any of us cared, really.

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Idea You Can Steal 2 -- The Monk and the Engineer

Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day, readers! Or Singles Appreciation Day. Or Hearts Day. Whatever you call February 14th. Anyway, here’s another story idea you can steal.

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Goethe's Three Criteria

If I learned nothing else from Professor Todd’s classes, it was Goethe’s Three Criteria. Though Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is best known as a poet and playwright, he also wrote criticism and is credited with developing a three-part critical framework. Prof. Todd drilled these into our heads in his History of Theater classes. The written assignments we had to complete after reading each play had questions that were derived from these three criteria.

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Writing Prompts 2

Have you given up on your new year’s resolutions yet? Let’s hope not. Here are five more prompts to help get you back in the swing of writing.

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Friday Flash 1 -- Eruption

Inspired by “Volcano Dance” by Jonathan Yandel

Amber, liquid rock leaps toward the stars. The mountain remakes itself before their eyes. Little creatures with black and yellow scales raise their limbs in praise.

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