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Weekend Assignment: Mission Impossible Things

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If you’re ready for a weekend of writing, but aren’t sure what to write about, you’ve come to the right (or is that write?) place! This weekend’s writing assignment encourages you to examine the impossible. It began, as many of these assignments do, with a little husk of inspiration that got stuck between the teeth of my mental gears. This week, the husk came from classic children’s literature:

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

~The Queen of Hearts (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

Impossible things. The world is filled with them. Your task is to find an angle to write about a few. Choose one of the following prompts:

Nonfiction:

Think of six impossible things you wish WERE possible. Maybe you wish you could fly, or breathe water. Maybe you’d like to stop time. Give your list a long hard look, then write an essay or poem exploring them.

Fiction:

Write a story revolving around a character’s unshakable belief in an impossible thing. How does the belief shape the character’s expectations and the outcome of the story? Twist endings are permissable — if the impossible becomes possible, that’s perfectly fine.

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Step right up and take the B&B Show and Tell Challenge! Here’s how: simply write your response to this assignment, post it on your blog, then come back and leave a link to your post in the comments. It’s that simple!

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8 comments on “Weekend Assignment: Mission Impossible Things

  1. Thanks for the encouragement! The chilly, fall like weather is already getting me in the mood for a writing weekend!

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