Writing Prompts

Star-cross’d lovers

DickseeRomeoandJuliet

Frank Dicksee’s “Romeo and Juliet”

William Shakespeare and Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, share birthdays (April 23) as well as subject matter: controversial love stories. Get inspired by these literary greats and create a love story that subverts social norms. Pair two people of different backgrounds or ideals and explore what develops between them. How do their differences complement one another? What conflicts arise between them or among their social groups? Does the love story end with happily ever after or tragedy?

  • Sinibaldi

    Un
    son d’espérance.

    La
    douce

    émotion,
    quand

    une
    lueur épuisée

    revient
    dans le

    noir
    pour décrire

    la
    jeunesse, est

    comme
    le sourire

    qui
    rappelle la

    pensée.

    Francesco
    Sinibaldi