A Threat You Can’t See

Hello Beautiful Thinkers, 

I recently finished Prey by Michael Crichton. The basic concept is about scientists that created robots smaller than the human blood cell. But as is the case with almost all science fiction the technology doesn’t work exactly as planned. The characters are then faced with a threat that is on an individual scale too small to be seen with the naked eye. It’s more terrifying than germs. Take inspiration from Prey and write about a character that is concerned with a threat that is that small in size. Is this character rightly concerned? Or is their fear on the level of hypochondria? 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades

A Dream Interrupted

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

DO you ever have dreams so vivid that they actually wake you up? In my experience, you either end up wanting to go back into the dream, or they keep you up to avoid dreaming again. Write a poem about the most vivid dream that you’ve had recently. Did you wish that it would keep going a little bit longer or do you wish you’d never had it? Perhaps there is a middle ground where you have mixed feeling about the dream. Whatever the case may be, what made this dream so powerful?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Wearable Energy

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Scientists have once again found a way to make clothing even cooler! As you’ll see from the image below a fabric has been created that has two ways of generating energy. I’m not sure how much it costs to produce this fabric but hopefully just creating it is a step in the right direction. Write a scene that features something made out of this fabric. What have you decided to make the fabric into? What does this item get used to power? Is it something for everyday use or a special event?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

The Joy Of Balloon Animals

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto creates the most intricate balloon animals that I’ve ever seen. There have been times when I’ve been impressed by the creations of balloon artists but never at this level. The thing that amazes me most about these is the idea of putting this level of work into something so temporary. Balloons always deflate with time, and I think it would be so sad to watch one of these creations lose its air. Write a scene that involves the joys of balloon animals and other balloon art, whether they are this complicated or the most basic balloon creation.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Not My Problem

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem about the relief and freedom of knowing something stressful is no longer your responsibility. How good does it feel to be able to say that’s not my problem but good luck with it. How long did you have to deal with this stressor? How did you gain your freedom? Did someone else take your place? If so, did they volunteer or were they recruited?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Unreasonable Expectations 

Hello Beautiful Thinkers, 

I’ve been listening to Demi Lovato’s album Confident a lot the last few day. And while it might be silly, I can’t stop thinking about how unreasonable the line “Die for each other” is in her song “Cool for the Summer.” We jump from what sounds like a summer fling to being willing to give up our lives for each other. The song is really catchy but I can’t help but laugh at that line. Today write a scene that includes a character having very unreasonable expectations of those around them. 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades 

Calling Up Your Confidence

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

Write a poem about something that you do to make yourself feel confident. Do you have a special outfit that makes your feel ready for every challenge? Does exercising make your feel good about yourself? Do your know you look good in certain lighting? Does a job well done bolster your self-esteem? Whatever it is that makes you feel most confident in yourself, in whatever way you feel is important, write about it today.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Internet Inspiration: He Doesn’t Look So Tough

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

If you haven’t seen it yet you should check out this video of a house cat challenging a lion. It’s a hilarious cat version of David and Goliath. Honestly I could almost even believe that the house cat would get the lion to back off. I mean I’ve seen cats that make dogs three times their size scared so why not a lion. Write a scene where your character faces a challenge that includes something that would be considered physical intimidating. Is your character, like this cat, ready to face a larger challenge? Does your character succeed? If so, is it by skill or luck? 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

More Difficult With Time

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

You know those times where you really should do something, but you don’t, and the longer that you put it off, the harder it gets to will yourself to do it? Write a poem about that struggle. The struggle to motivate yourself after too much time has passed. What was holding you back initially before all the time went by? What made you finally motivated enough to see the task through? Was it a relief to finally do it? Or was it a disaster because of how long you waited?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Life by Degrees

Hello Beautiful Thinkers, 

I just finished Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It is a young adult romantic fantasy that features werewolves. The interesting thing though it that the change from human to wolf isn’t dependent on the moon cycle as is the tradition with werewolves. Instead they change based on temperature. When it is cold out they shift to wolves and as it warms up they shift back to humans. It was an interesting version of the werewolf that I hadn’t seen before. Write a scene that shows a dramatic change in your character’s life between different types of weather. Does your character experience seasonal depression? What other things can change in your character’s life with the weather. 

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers, 

The Boy In The Heart Shades