Shelter and Write Prompt 13: Re-Vision

Look back at a piece of writing that you did before the pandemic affected your life. This could be as simple as an email that you wrote, something as complex as a contract you made, or it could be something more creative, like a story or poem.

How would you write this text differently now? Perhaps a short story you wrote will now have this news in the background. Perhaps you can add new meaning to a poem because of something you’ve learned. Perhaps an essay you wrote will now include your current experiences. 

Rewrite the piece you’ve chosen in a new way, looking at it with today’s eyes.

This post is part of a series I am doing that includes 30 prompts for 30 days of sheltering at home. You can read more about my reasoning and also find other prompts here. I would love to see what you come up with. Feel free to share here or to tag your work #shelterandwrite.

Shelter and Write Prompt 12: Gratitude

Pick one thing that you feel particularly grateful for right now. It could be your dog, chocolate, the snow melting. Anything that has caught your attention and made you feel some gratitude. 

Write about it in detail. Why are you grateful for it? What does it mean to you? How has your feeling about this thing solidified or changed? Did you notice this thing in the pace of your normal life? Was it something you took for granted? Or has the way things have slowed down made you see it in a new light? Perhaps it is something you never needed or noticed in the before-times. Or maybe it is something you have always been grateful for. Describe it for us and help us also feel grateful for it.

This post is part of a series I am doing that includes 30 prompts for 30 days of sheltering at home. You can read more about my reasoning and also find other prompts here. I would love to see what you come up with. Feel free to share here or to tag your work #shelterandwrite.