Weekend Writing Prompt: Magic

The most wonderful time of the year is full of magic. Whatever magic means to you, chances are you’re seeing some right about now. Use this to inspire your writing this weekend. Make your writing holiday-themed if you wish, but don’t feel bound to the holidays.

Poetry: What does magic mean to you? Do you think of true love and Christmas, witches and wizards, or something entirely different? Whatever magic means to you, write a poem exploring that meaning. Keep it short and sweet or go into great detail, but we encourage you to try a different style of poetry than what you’re used to writing.

Creative non-fiction: Have you ever experienced something and thought to yourself, Wow! This is so magical! Write about that experience and get creative behind the magic of it. Fill in any blanks in a way that makes sense to you and explore magic in a way that feels right for the situation.

Fiction: You’ve probably heard of Elf on the Shelf, the mischievous Elf who shows up at children’s homes on December 1 each year and gets themselves into all sorts of trouble. Write a story about the adventures of one of these Elves. Write about how they decide what they’ll get up to next and how much fun the Elf has visiting their child’s home each year.

Share your writing!

If you have a story you’d like to get published, whether it came from one of our writing prompts or elsewhere, please submit it for Volume VI of The Bolo Tie Collective anthology! Details about how to submit your work can be found here.

Wishing you all the best this holiday season!

We hope you’re able to take a break from academic writing and spend your break writing for your soul. We wish you a safe and restful holiday season and look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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