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••> This 16th prompt for 2010 is the second Matinée Muse prompt for the year. The prompt is INCEPTION, from the Leonardo DiCaprio movie of the same title. There are several ways this prompt can inspire.
NOTE: Don’t let this prompt appear difficult. In the following text, I have offered 3 different perspectives you can take, and nearly 30 different elements you can use as your inspiration. Please use the one you find best sparks you to write. Thanks Islanders, and write on… 😉
• First, look at the definition of the word. “beginning; a first part; an opening stage of subsequent events; origination; origin; germination; cause; prelude; overture; preliminary; emanation; rise” – looks like lots of fodder there to motivate your muse.
• Second, what might elements of the movie’s plot spark? Maybe the nature of reality… the nature of dreams… how can we differentiate between the two – “in real time”… what is the nature of privacy… do we enjoy privacy anymore in this day and age… the nature of paranoia… what impact does technology have on us personally, on our lives now, on our futures… are we progressing as a species/society or regressing — there is much to spark the imagination.
• Finally I offer this image of the spinning top from the movie:
How might this ignite your fire to write? Maybe it’s the nature of balance or precision, the concept of centrifugal force, the perpetual nature of some things, the sense of time running out, the abandon seen in the whirling, or…
So tell us in your words (poem, prose, flash fiction, etc.) the who, what, where, when, why or how regarding INCEPTION — including any visual image you might want to incorporate. So let yourself go with whatever it is that moves you to write… see what you can dream up…
Relax, respond to the prompt when you’re ready — or just leave a comment to say hi! As always, welcome to the the Island!!! 😉