And now for today’s (optional) prompt! The number 13 is often considered unlucky, so today I’d like to challenge you to beat the bad luck away with a poem inspired by fortune cookies. You could write a poem made up entirely of statements that predict the future (“You will meet a handsome stranger”), aphoristic statements (“The secret to getting ahead is getting started)” or just silly questions (“How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?”) Or you could use a phrase you’ve actually received in a real fortune cookie as a title or first line. However you proceed, I hope you will feel fortunate in the results (do you get it? Do you get it? Rimshot, please). Happy writing!
Please see NaPoWriMo for more information.
Something you lost will —
Turn up soon; Reality —
Is wrong; Dreams are real.
The one you love is —
Closer than you think; Sun always —
Shines after downpour.
You will live a long —
Happy life; You’ll enjoy good
Health; Oops — wrong cookie!
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