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We are pleased to now be in our fourth (4th) year here on the Island, providing writing prompts. New prompt(s) are posted every Saturday at 12:01 AM, U.S. East Coast Time. Consider the prompt in depth, then let inspiration carry you.
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••>This twenty seventh prompt for 2010 is “MASQUERADE”.
So here’s what you do for this prompt, you pretend – pretend you are going to a Halloween Masquerade Party!
• First, tell us about the mask and costume you’ve decided upon. You can even go as far as creating the outfit, and using it for Halloween — though that part isn’t required. If you do actually create a costume, take a photo of yourself wearing it, and post it with the piece you are about to write.
• Second, write a piece inspired by your costume, real or imagined. Look deeply into the reason you decided upon that particular costume, and write from that perspective.
OR, if you don’t want to do step 1 & 2 — you can let yourself be inspired by this week’s word itself. What are the levels of meaning, beyond the party or the ball, one might attach to the word ‘MASQUERADE’? For example: an act, to put on airs, charade, disguise, facade, front, guise, playacting, pose, pretense, semblance, or show.
Options and possibilities for this Halloween week — go with whichever one sparks your muse… or choose none of these for your inspiration, and instead, go in your own direction with your piece. Just let yourself go with whatever it is that moves you to write.
So take your time to respond to this prompt — no hurry. You really don’t need to leave your link here in the comments until next Saturday, October 30th. This prompt is open until Saturday, November 6th. However, if you want to leave it earlier, you certainly can — or just leave a comment to say hi! As always, it’s really great to have you on the Island — and Happy Halloween!!! 😉