|Mural on a Slavery Museum in the Netherlands (photo by -JvL- from Netherlands [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]|
Friday, January 3, 2020
Writing Prompt: The Trial of the Descendant
Just five or ten years into the future, there is a high profile trial. Thanks to online genealogy services and DNA databases a person has been identified as being related to people who committed an atrocious human rights abuse that occurred seventy, one hundred, or even 150 years ago. This person is now on trial where the government aims to take much of their present day assets and redistribute them to the descendants of people who survived the 19th or 20th century atrocity perpetrated by their ancestors.
As a writer, you pick the country, the atrocity, and the time period. Your writing prompt is to write a short courtroom drama that centers around the -
defense or prosecution of
the descendant defendant.
Narcissists project a false sense of self in order to get a constant stream of attention (also known as their narcissist supply). If they a...
As an adventurous fifteen-year-old, Gus Pegel, and some friends drove this 4x4 Postal Van across Australia and, with a few short hops by sea...
A writing prompt can be a powerful tool. It can help you get over writers block and start getting words out of your brain and onto your pap...
After the success of "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron, stories told from a dog's perspective are all the rage. But, ...