Living In A Digital World

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I just added the Digimon television series to my Netflix queue. I was feeling nerdy and nostalgic. Anyway, when I did that the theme song got stuck in my head, hopefully I’ll find something to replace it soon. There is a part of the song that got me thinking about a prompt for today. “…to save the digital world!” The idea that there is a whole world on the other side of our computer screen is pretty interesting. Or the idea that there was always this other world out there and our creation of the internet has just let us gain access to it. Imagine what your digital world would be like. Is it similar to our world? Or is it something completely different? Is it filled with adorable monsters like in Digimon? How does the information we post and store on the internet show up in this world? Also I found the Digimon Movie on YouTube for your enjoyment.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Dealing With Betrayal

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem about betrayal. Have you ever been in such a situation? Were you the betrayed or the betrayer? Which do you imagine is worse? As the betrayed you have been wronged and can get the sympathy of others. As the betrayer you’re left to feel guilty with the judgement of everyone. Is there anything that could make it right?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Visiting the Pharaoh

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I know this is an oddly specific bit of fashion but I thought it was interesting. I found this sheet of the different hats and hair styles that could be found on royalty in Ancient Egypt. I can’t really see any of these styles being bit hits in our current fashion but maybe the info could still be useful to your writing. Have your character visit a museum or if your character is a time traveler that would probably be a good place to add this info in. Or maybe your character is hanging out with some Egyptian ghosts.

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Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Living as a Canvas

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I just found this page saying that in India’s Thar Desert, nomads rely so much on camels for survival that the animals are revered. Livestock owners take great pride in their camels, carving intricate patterns in their fur. I’m not sure how much the camels like it but hopefully it doesn’t hurt them it do this. Assuming that it doesn’t hurt them though these are some pretty cool pictures. They are living canvases. Write a scene that includes an aesthetic design that serves a second purpose like these camels’ fur carvings.

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Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Over Worked & Under Appreciated

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem about feeling over worked. I’m talking that kind of over worked where you are so tired that you don’t care if you’re letting things slip. How do you deal with that stress? How did you take on that much stress? Can you manage to pick things back up and get them done even though you let them slip momentarily? Do you think you can get back to your normal work load or do you have to keep trying to work under this pressure?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Sickness Sneaking Up On You

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I’m currently cursing the gods because I feel like crap and am probably going to call out sick from work tomorrow. (Technically later today.) I hate when I get sick. It’s like my whole body has turned on me. Write a poem about being sick. I’m not going to specify what type of sickness; I’ll leave that up to you. What’s the worst part about it for you?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Action Prompt: Playlist

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

In movies and television shows there’s almost always background music, unless it’s missing to make a point. Sometimes the music even becomes the theme song for a character or for moments shared between characters. Make a playlist of songs that would be your character’s background music. Think about what sets the mood for each scene. What is your character’s love song when sharing a romantic moment? What is the song that plays when your character is angry? Find songs that remind you of your character and fuel you to write more for the scene.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Praise to the Ode Poem

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

The ode is today’s form poem; it is a poetic form written for flattery. There are three types of odes: the Horation; the Pindaric; and the Irregular. The Horation ode contains stanzas of either 2 or 4 lines in length. The Pindaric ode is made up of a pattern of three stanzas called triads. The first and the second stanzas should be identical metrically with the third stanza wandering off on its own metrical path. The irregular ode does away with formalities and focuses on the praising aspect of the ode. Find something you think is worthy of praise and write an ode about it.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Call for Submission: Willow Springs

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Willow Springs is published twice a year, in spring and fall. They accept manuscript submissions between September 1 and May 31. Willow Springs recently announced that they are now paying writers! Starting with Issue 75, Willow Springs will pay contributors $100 per published prose piece and $20 per published poem. There is a $3 reading fee for prose, but no fee for poetry. See further guidelines and submit online at: https://willowsprings.submittable.com/submit

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Call for Submissions: Arc Poetry Magazine

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Arc Poetry Magazine is accepting unsolicited submissions of previously unpublished poems, on any subject, in any form, from September through May. They also accept book reviews, interviews, and articles on poetry and poetry-related subjects. Submit up to three poems online and include a short bio. For further guidelines and how to submit visit their site: https://arcpoetry.submittable.com/submit

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades