Forget to remember

Write a story, poem or essay inspired by “forgetting.” A character forgets a key piece of information or an important object before an event. How does this affect him? How does the act of forgetting change the outcome of her story?

forgetBut men are men; the best sometimes forget. —Othello, William Shakespeare

Write a story, poem or essay inspired by “forgetting.” A character forgets a key piece of information or an important object before an event. How does this affect him? How does the act of forgetting change the outcome of her story? Alternatively, write a reflection or poem about something you’ve forgotten: a lost memory, a friend’s birthday, a piece of trivia. What did this moment signify? What changed as a result?

 

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