Writing Prompts

What I learned from a Buddhist funeral.

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If you’re in a TLDR mood, skip down a few paragraphs for today’s writing prompt!

As we say goodbye to our weekends, I’ve been thinking about goodbyes in general. I’m not about to run off to another country or suddenly sever the important relationships I value the most.

Grandiose goodbyes…


Open Letters

Here’s what I want you to know.

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Dearest readers,

Whether you write as well, have left your unedited novels in the comments section of my work, truly enjoy reading what I have to say, or are somehow related to me and/or love me and therefore follow me, I need you to know- I’m still alive. I’m fine…


Improving physically is only half of the battle.

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Getting in the car. Flashing lights. Pregnant women.

What do these things have in common? They all remind me that a part of my life was lived battling epilepsy. You wouldn’t know it if you passed me on the street, but I was diagnosed at age 7 with epilepsy.

Over…


5 activities you can do that don’t involve a pen and paper

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Raise your hand if you meet any of these criteria.

  • You write every day(because if you don’t, the world as you know it will cease to exist).
  • You write an article for your personal blog, take a 5 minute break to smell fresh air and get cracking on a new…


How a routine call almost turned into medical malpractice

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Just Another Saturday Night… Right?

I casually tossed my purple nitrile gloves in the trash can outside of North Hall, the memory of our last patient being dragged away by medics and cops alike seared into my mind.

I climbed into the passenger seat, one heavy boot at a time, of the Drexel EMS quick…


Days of Our Lives

I miss it every day

The roof of my Airbnb in Buenos Aires. PC: Author

One of the first people who welcomed me to Argentina remarked, “Six months. Just long enough that by the time you’re ready to leave, you’ll feel right at home.”

I am a United States citizen, and in the six months I lived in Buenos Aires and traveled Argentina, it often…


What do you say to people who don’t exist yet?

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Today was my 2nd Zoom family reunion in a row. I’ll be honest, it’s just not the same. Missing pre-pandemic times led me down memory lane to peruse an old journal.

This journal was not pre-pandemic, but it turned up some relics from a day that I missed feeling connected…


This isn’t your typical story

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Began

When my parents decided to start a family

My mom moving in next to my dad
both beginning again
Do you want help unpacking, my dad asked
the rest is history

My grandparents deciding to have a 3rd child after 7 years
Granny saying yes to Grandaddy
after he finally bit…


The truth behind 4 rampant wellness myths

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The other day on Quora, I saw a question that went something like this:

“I can’t seem to sit still for more than 30 seconds when I meditate. What is wrong with my mind?”

I hear iterations with this question all of the time and it got me thinking about…


Bursts of inspiration no longer have the reins.

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A writers group I regularly attend was recently asked to imagine our creativity like a garden. What does our garden look like? Is it empty or full? Are we ready to plant something new?

I said mine looked like bunch of newly planted 1-year old perennials that were stuck at…

Camille Prairie

NC-based 3x Top Writer. Creator and Editor of Incomplete Puzzles. Travel, love and personal success are what I write about the most with dabbles in poetry.

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