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A Writing Prompt from Amelia Martens, author of THE SPOONS IN THE GRASS ARE THERE TO DIG A MOAT

Each Friday we post one new writing prompt created by a Sarabande author. Prompts like this one are included in our online Reader's Guides along with discussion questions and suggested reading to accompany each title. So if you can't wait a week for the next prompt, visit our Reader's Guide page to find them all in one place!

This week's prompt comes from Amelia Martens, author of The Spoons in the Grass are There to Dig a Moat (2016).


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Think of a situation in which you should have apologized but didn’t or couldn’t in the moment (maybe the person you were arguing left the house to go get more mousetraps). Now list 3 items that you would put into an apology if you were going to build one. Consider the apology as more of a collage of physical objects, a sculpture, or a recipe. Write an apology poem that is built instead of spoken. End the poem as the situation ended in realty (or in your reality)