Philosophical Essay Challenge

This week, the Literati Mafia hosts a unique philosophical essay challenge. The theme is depravity. You can draw inspiration from the T in TULIP if you’re a hardcore Calvinist, but please focus only the depravity part! We don’t want a sermon! We want a reflective essay that examines depravity. You can write about low-lives and…

Music Mondays

Music Mondays features a new song each week. Listen to the music, with or without watching the video, draw inspiration from the featured image, and write a letter, poem, short story, or essay with your thoughts. Post your original work to your personal blog. Be sure to credit The Literati Mafia for the prompt. All…

Poetry Prompt Sundays

This week, instead of guide words, we are posting a featured image which should provide inspiration for a limerick. A limerick is a type of humorous verse of five lines with an AABBA rhyme scheme.  Post the poem to your personal blog.  Be sure to credit The Literati Mafia for the prompt. All prompt responses should be original and previously unpublished….

Resistant Phoenix

This week’s prompt by The Literati Mafia guide words: plane, crane, harp I wish I heard the harps playing, as promised to me once, feel the light of heaven’s grace fill my soul, empty the pain I wish I knew of greater heights, cycles contained, still they haunt indemnities for debts unpaid, life’s weight to…

Music Mondays

Music Mondays features a new song each week. Listen to the music, with or without watching the video, draw inspiration from the featured image, and write a letter, poem, short story, or essay with your thoughts. Post your original work to your personal blog (not in the comments section as previously suggested). Be sure to…

Poetry Prompt Sundays

Prompt guide words (courtesy of Matthias): crane plane harp The rules are simple: Use any or all of the guide words posted in an original poem or short story. You do not have to use the actual words, feel free to express what you feel from them. Post the poem to your personal blog (not…

Dear God, if there is one

Prompt: Music Monday on the Literati Mafia; the song Sea Dragon along with the featured image Dear God, if there is one, I am in church now, thinking. Sitting in the same pew I sit at everyday of my life, watching the predictable procession of Easter and Christmas services, funerals and weddings: the same old cycle…