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Jen

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lettrs Creative Director
December 1, 2019
 

In the comments section below, start an argument in 4 words.

Here's mine: THERE WAS ENOUGH ROOM.

You can choose any topic, doesn't have to be about the Titanic :)

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CHISME
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November 10, 2019
 

Modern families frequently shift to an old-fashioned tool when it comes to babysitting: family members. My niece asked me to look after her son and the arrangement seemed like a natural fit since I used to watch her and her siblings when I was a teenager.

Parenting is amazing but it isn’t easy. Sleep deprivation, nighttime feeding, crying, teething tantrums, the list goes on. The great Paulo Coelho once said that, “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” That's the joy of parenthood. For the next 5 years at least, nurturing will be a full time job of at least 1 ...

LIVE AND LEARN
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October 21, 2019
 

WRITING PROMPT

The best stories engage all of the senses. The more senses that are stimulated, the more people will not only relate to your story, but be moved by it.

Music is an art form universally recognized for its mood-altering qualities and it’s ability to effect behavior.  Music gives you the opportunity to tell your story in a different way.

This week, turn the last song you listened to into a story. Tag your open letter, "Music".

MUSIC IS POETRY
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October 7, 2019
 

Writing Prompt
BIRTHDAY POEM

Write your birthday down the left hand side in this format mm/dd/yyyy and write a poem based on the illustration below, in which each line contains as many words as the number opposite it. For example,

February 25, 1980 is 02/25/1980

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2
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5
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9
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Zero "0" is a wild card. You can write as many words as you'd like.

Tag your open letters "birthdaypoem"

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MADE WITH LOVE
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September 11, 2019
 

Names etched on
the head of a pin.
One name spanning
a bridge, another
undergoing a tunnel.
A blue name needled
into the skin.
Names of citizens,
workers, mothers,
and fathers,
The bright-eyed
daughter, the quick son.
Alphabet of names in
a green field.
Names in the small tracks of birds.
Names lifted from a hat
Or balanced on
the tip of the tongue.
Names wheeled
into the dim warehouse
of memory.
So many names, there
is barely room on
the walls of the heart.

THE NAMES
By BILLY COLLINS

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#REBUILD PATRIOT'S DAY
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September 8, 2019
 

CAPTION THIS in two sentences. Use the comments section below

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WRITER
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September 5, 2019
 


We love to look at the dark side of human nature most times. Lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride are after all more interesting than chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, forgiveness, kindness, and humility. We don't talk of poor little Bo Beep who lost her sheep, we want to talk of the Big Bad Wolf who preys on little succulent children. It's like when we gossip we don't talk about the good things people do. The more disgusting and bizarre a thing is, the more hoopla there is.

Society up to a certain level constraints us from consuming or destroying one another physically through social devices we have so conveniently invented. Gossip is passive aggression basically...

INK DROP
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September 2, 2019
 

What are you searching for?

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QUESTION
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August 25, 2019
 


Writing Prompt | NAME POEM


Write a POEM about a specific topic based on the FIRST LETTER of your NAME. Tag your open letters "poetry" and please don’t forget to comment “done” below so we can read your work. Have fun!  


A - Suffocation
B - Having an affair, or discovering your partner is having one
C - Drowning
D - You're in a pitch-black room
E - Any type of abuse
F - The color blue
G - Jealousy
H - The ocean
I - A plane ticket
J - Long distance relationship
K - Driving with the radio on
L - Forgiveness
M - Second chances
N - Letting go
O - Standing at the crossroads
P - An important life choice you've made
Q - Your greatest fear
R - Intimacy
S - Running out of ...

WRITER
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August 16, 2019
 

What is your favorite quote from any movie?

Use the comments section below

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QUOTE
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August 17, 2019
 


The first step is always the hardest. The next step is easier, but still scary. The edge of the ledge is the struggle — you look down and hear all the reasons why you shouldn't fall. You remember how frail your body is, you remember your bones will be crushed by the impact, you remember gravity and how there's no way you'd go up — you always hit the ground.

The free fall is scary, they say. No one wants to welcome the uncertain with open arms. And somehow, the fear gets bigger, louder and more reasonable. Until the only thing that makes sense is turning around, cutting your losses and staying huddled in the dark corner, ashamed yet relieved because you are safe.

Sometimes, the perso...

JUST LOVE
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August 1, 2019
 

“Never give up on a dream
just because of the time
it will take to accomplish it."

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STAY PATIENT, TRUST YOUR JOURNEY
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July 30, 2019
 

our love was built on
emotions that were
devoid of anything real.
now all i'm left with
are the memories of
kisses that you
pretended to feel.

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HURT
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July 28, 2019
 

In the comments section below, write a 13 word story based on this illustration.

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STARS
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July 16, 2019
 

You and I
will remain in the books.
Some mere piece of history,
a myth —
like all the poetry
of past lovers and
near destinies.

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200TH SKYLARK CHALLENGE
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July 8, 2019
 

What is one TV show that you will literally never get sick of?

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ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS
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July 4, 2019
 

you’ve gone through
hell to get here

give yourself credit
for not giving up

STRONG PEOPLE
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July 1, 2019
 

MID YEAR REFLECTION

In the comments section below, list 6 blessings you have received in the first 6 months of 2019.

EVERY DAY IS A GIFT
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June 27, 2019
 

it is easy
to be critical,
it is far more difficult
to be appreciative.

LIVE AND LEARN
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June 27, 2019
 

This one thing is keeping you from making the leap, it’s keeping you from leveling up — it’s not outside of you, even if it’s another person — it’s still ALL YOU.

It has nothing to do with anyone else but you, your decision to move differently.

You know exactly what it is.

When are you going to stop fooling yourself?

See through the illusion and realize you’re the one in control.

It’s time.

LET GO.

CHANGE IS GOOD
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June 23, 2019
 

If you could travel back in time, when and where would you go and why?

Comment below.

RAILROADS
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June 16, 2019
 

HOW DO YOU EXPRESS YOUR LOVE FOR OTHERS?

Comment below.

SHOW LOVE
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June 9, 2019
 

According to the dictionary, Prayer is an act of communication by humans with the sacred or holy. It is an invocation and an integral component of everyday life.

“Prayer is our treasure, to which we draw in accordance with our respective traditions, to ask for the gifts for which humanity years,” Pope Francis said at his general audience at St. Peter’s Square.

In the comments section below, type your prayer. I hope as a community, we can help each other by praying for one another.

KEEP FAITH
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June 2, 2019
 

In the comments section below, write a 13 WORD STORY based on the illustration.

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SCENIC SIT
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May 30, 2019
 

We walk on a tightrope our whole lives. When it comes to everything: not too much, not too little. We find our center or fall off.

And that's why no one's perfect. People carry things on their shoulders every day, and the best of us can balance them well, but no one balances everything perfectly.

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
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May 27, 2019
 

                          
                          The Story of My Life

If you had to name this chapter in your life, what would you call it?

Use the comments section below.

LETTRS 2019 STAMP
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May 25, 2019
 


Funny how some friendships can take you completely by surprise. You create undeniable relationships solidified over the decades then sometimes you create them much later on in life, spawned by an interweaving of a better understanding of who you are as a person and knowing exactly the kind of people you want to take in. You develop a seasoned, instinctive bullshit radar fine-tuned by experience that sifts through the bad, keeps the good, and magnetizes the love.

Hilariously sad that there are people that call each other friends and then take turns pulling each other down whenever one succeeds. Jealousy in friendship is something I never understood. And it's ridiculous - almost cartoonis...

LIVE AND LEARN
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May 19, 2019
 

WRITING PROMPT

We talk a lot about the firsts in our lives - first love, first job, first car, etc. They're momentous, significant, and special. But what about the last times?

In an Open Letter, answer the following and use the tag, "Life":

1. Last person who made you smile
2. Last person you said I Love You to
3. Last time you cried
4. Last time you apologized
5. Last time you said Thank You
6. Last time you talked to your parents
7. Last fight with your significant other or best friend
8. Last time you were heartbroken
9. Last time you were genuinely happy
10. Last time you felt proud of yourself

Feel free to discuss your answers.

KNOW THY SELF
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