They say time flies, but over the past year with The Narrator, it seems like time strapped on a jetpack and soared. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was writing my first prompt? Although it feels like I’ve just begun, writing for The Narrator has already been a very rewarding experience for me. Before learning about the NYWC and its blog, I had a hard time making a connection between creative writing and social justice, and I wondered how I could use my skills to help other people. Once I started posting prompts here, however, I found my answer: use writing to give a voice to the voiceless. I am so grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to contribute, in my own small way, to the larger mission of the NYWC. I’ve grown as a writer, had fun thinking of prompts (shout-out to Tory and our brainstorm sessions), and learned to use the power of writing in a way I never envisioned before–to help other people express themselves. All in all, it’s an experience I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
I’ll be taking a hiatus from writing prompts while I study abroad in Spain this semester, and so I’ve had traveling and adventure on my mind quite a bit lately. From January to May I’ll be living with a host family, speaking (or trying to speak) a foreign language, and exploring new places on a completely different continent. I’m very excited, and also a little nervous, but I know it will be a life-changing experience, much like my involvement with The Narrator. I’m also sure it will make for some great writing prompts once I’m back.
For today’s prompt, write your own adventure story. Imagine you or your character sets out on a long journey, and he or she takes one object from home to help along the way. Where does he or she go, and how does that object come in handy?