Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 31

Gratitude for an empty wall.

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What part of your life is an “empty wall?”

Should it remain empty, or would you like to decorate it?

Why do you have gratitude for exactly how it is right now?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 30

Paint with your favorite colors.

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Which three colors would you choose?

What type of picture could you create?

Will it be realistic or conceptual?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 29

Don’t make eye contact with the man in the blood red van.

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Who is the man in the blood red van?

Where would you encounter him?

Why is it wise to avoid his stare?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 28

As you finish washing dishes at your kitchen sink, a spider drops down on a strand of silk a few inches from your face.

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What is your initial reaction?

Are you compelled to kill the spider or let it continue on its journey?

Where was the spider before it decided to greet you?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 27

A Tootsie Roll wrapper on the floor of an empty elevator.

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Who discarded the wrapper? (Was it intentional or accidental?)

What happened during their day (or night) before they entered the elevator?

Where is the elevator located?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 26

Large trash bins for household waste decorated with purple glitter and flower stickers.

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Why do the trash bins have those specific decorations?

Who owns them?

Are they an anomaly or part of a community of decorated trash bins?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 25

Three, two, one, _____.

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What’s your next move?

Why is it important to you?

Does it help you accomplish a larger goal?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 24

Four rabbits sit and wait for you in your front yard.

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Are the rabbits symbolic?

Is there a message they can help you realize?

How do they behave once you arrive home?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 23

You can’t make a mistake.

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Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Is the fear of making a mistake preventing you from taking a certain action?

Could you recover if this mistake happened?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 22

He didn’t want to wear mismatched socks, but there was no time to change them.

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Where is this person going?

Who will he see?

Why is he running late?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 21

She wore a backless dress and heels. Her friend wore jeans and a winter coat. They had different ideas about what “having dinner on Saturday night” meant.

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How do these two women know each other?

What will they talk about over dinner?

Where are they meeting?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 20

You’re debating whether or not to send the email.

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What does the email say?

Why are you hesitant to send it?

Who is the email for?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 19

He looked like a black and white photo, even in daylight.

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Who is this person?

How do you know him?

What qualities make someone look like a black and white photo?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 18

Too much enchilada sauce.

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Who made the enchilada sauce?

Was it mild or spicy?

Can the extra sauce be used on another type of food?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 17

Don’t make art. Be art.

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What do you consider art?

What do you consider not art?

How can your existence become artistic?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 16

After spotting her next meal, the pigeon swooped down from the sky to the sidewalk, only to discover a pile of disappointing romaine lettuce.

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Where was the pigeon originally flying to?

What would she have preferred to eat instead?

How did the pile of lettuce get on the sidewalk?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 15

Upon further inspection, the toaster oven was deeper than it appeared.

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Who is interacting with the toaster oven?

Where are they located?

What inspired the person/people to look at the appliance in a different way?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 14

He had blisters underneath his toes and a green smoothie in his right hand.

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What were the blisters from?

How long have the blisters been on his feet?

Why does he have a green smoothie, rather than another type of beverage?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 13

You may not be able to finish today, but you’ve started building.

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What are you building?

What is its purpose?

How can you keep improving it?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 12

The dimly lit room makes it difficult to see.

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What are you looking at?

Why isn’t there more light?

How did you arrive at this location?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 11

While reaching for a doughnut, you spill your salad on the floor.

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Are you going to make another salad?

Do you still want the doughnut?

Where are you located when this happens?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 10

It’s what you want.

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What is it?

How can you move closer to it?

Are there similar options you could also consider?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 9

Because you’re in no mood for delayed gratification, you check off an item on your to-do list before it is completed.

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Why have you lost your patience?

What task did the item describe?

Will you ever complete the task?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 8

You walk past someone who’s wearing a pleasant-smelling but subtle perfume/cologne.

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Who does this person want to smell good for?

When did they get this perfume/cologne? Recently? Years ago?

How does the perfume/cologne make them feel?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 7

Three squirrels chase and attack each other on a tennis court.

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What are they arguing about?

How do the squirrels know each other?

Is a peaceful resolution possible today, or is this an ongoing dispute?

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