Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 39

Speed up and slow down parts of your day.

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Which parts would you choose to speed up?

Which parts would you choose to slow down?

What’s special about the parts you wouldn’t change?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 38

Read the definition of your favorite word in a dictionary.

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What word will you read about?

Why is it your favorite?

Does the definition reveal anything new about its meaning?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 37

Time for yourself.

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What would you like to do?

Where would you like to go?

How often do you make time for yourself?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 36

Your lonely bird feeder collects dust while a hummingbird enjoys nectar from a hot pink flower in your neighbor’s garden.

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Why did you hang up the bird feeder?

Do you have a garden as well?

Are you friendly with your neighbors?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 35

Children on the beach destroying a sand castle and reshaping it into something better.

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Why are the children playing at the beach on this particular day?

Which one of them had the idea to build a sand castle?

What will they create with the sand next?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 34

Last night, the parking lot was full of cars. This morning, it’s empty.

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Who needed to park their cars in the parking lot?

Where were they going?

Did the evening go as planned?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 33

Treat the wilting plant as if it’s healthy.

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What type of plant is it?

Who takes care of it?

Why is it in distress?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt* No. 32

There’s no rush to wipe up the spilled vinegar.

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Who was using the vinegar?

How did it spill?

Why is it okay if it’s not cleaned up immediately?

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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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