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Friday Prompt: Memories

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“I suspect that everything we remember has symbolic meaning, is re-delivered to us as a suggestion, a lesson, a reminder, or else perhaps a haunting, a ghost consigned to the human realm until it completes some bit of unfinished business.” —Melissa Febos, Body Work (p. 117).

Today, I invite you to think about memories. Write a scene directly from memory—don’t change anything on the first go. Then, reflect on the scene. Why was this particular memory re-delivered? What is it trying to teach you? Whose ghost have you summoned? After you consider all of these, feel free to use the scene for your work or leave it in your notebook (or burn it).


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