Inspired by Lisa Slater (pictured to the left)'s poem "How To Have A Nervous Breakdown", we invite you to write a more specific guide for a nervous breakdown. Maybe you can write "How To Write A Nervous Breakdown In Front Of Your Boss At An Otherwise Festive Holiday Party" or "How To Have A Nervous Breakdown In A Wal-Mart When your Shoes Don't Fit".
My poem for the week was "How To Have A Nervous Breakdown When All your Friends Are Watching In Order To Make Sure You Don't Have A Nervous Breakdown". It's totally fiction. STOP WATCHING ME. Fiction.
Before ribcage took hold in the early twenty-first century, the most popular piece of anatomy in mediocre slam poems was The Third Eye. If you stood in the precise center of any late 90s national Poetry Slam, the phrase seemed to echo over and over.
In another blatant theft from Scott Woods, try and improve your fictional body part by using a third eye contact lens, whatever that means to you.
Another prompt from Scott Woods, what would you do to frighten something that frightens you. It doesn't have to be a literal ghost, it can be about intimidating hornets, grossing out your disgusting older brother. It's really about turning the tables on something or someone who has power over you.
Cereal mascots have a tough life. Either they're constantly making a product they never get to eat, or they're trying to steal their own product from children, or, worse, children are trying to steal their product from them!
Write about what happens after cereal mascots retire. What do they talk about? What are they doing with their lives?
Inspired by a conversation with Sophia Holtz.
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