Saturday, August 8, 2009

Totally Optional Prompt: Death and Shoes

That's right: Death and Shoes!

Talk about death by writing about a pair of shoes.

Kind of morbid, I know, but I've actually used this prompt with my poetry-writing kids and the results have been great. One girl wrote about a pair of ballet slippers but it was really about her little cousin's death from cancer. And another boy used his grandfather's old boots to write a moving memorial about him and all the hunting trips they took together.

Sometimes, when we focus on the little things, we are better able to deal with the big emotions.

We'll be back on Wednesday evening about 7 EDT and we hope you will be, too, to share whatever you've written this week.


Robin said...

Is the lesson based on that old gospel song, Travellin' Shoes?