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  • Green was the silence, wet was the light,
    the month of June trembled like a butterfly....

    ~Pablo Neruda

    Having trouble thinking of summer stories? Here are a few prompts to play with. And if you have some “prompt” ideas which you would like to share, please sprout them and maybe we can create a "prompt collection" to dive into if we are feeling stuck.

    BEACHES: Favorite beaches, things that happened at the beach.

    FAMILY VACATION: What was your best/worst family vacation?

    READING: Books you read in the summer and why you loved them.

    TRAVEL: Impressions of other cultures/countries from a summer trip.

    ROMANCE: A memorable summer romance.

    WORST: Your worst summer, ever.

    CAMP: Memories from summer camp.

    JOB: Your first summer job, or your best, or the worst.

    HAPPINESS: Your happiest summer.

    HUMOR: A funny/strange summer experience.

    FRIENDS: Friends you played with, traveled with, and hung out with in the summer.

    RELATIVES: Summer visits to relatives.

    ART: Summer activities involving the arts, music, writing, theater.

    CHANGE: A summer when everything changed for you.

    MAGIC: A day, night, week, event, meeting that was magical for you.

    Have fun!

    (Photograph by Alex in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
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