A Writing Prompt from Elena Passarello, Author of LET ME CLEAR MY THROAT

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!

Today's writing prompt comes from Elena Passarello, author of Let Me Clear My Throat (2012) and the forthcoming Animals Strike Curious Poses. 

 

VOICE AS MIRROR

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When in your life has someone commented on the way you sounded? Maybe you moved to a new town and got teased for your accent, or maybe your voice changed before those of the other guys in Jr. High, or maybe a lover once told you s/he called “just to hear the sound of your voice.” List up to ten of these. Then either A) tell the one story with the most potential, or B) string several shorter stories together in a series of vignettes.