This week’s creative prompts are inspired by the sweets and sugar that often pervade the holiday season. Take a few minutes to study the saccharine, in writing or art.
- Write about a time you encountered the unfamiliar holiday sweet treats of another family or culture.
- From fro-yo to tutti frutti, fun words for the sugary abound. Do something wild with them.
- Ask a family member for a recipe of an oft-made holiday treat from years ago. Re-create it with diligence, and write about the experience of preparing and/or consuming it.
- Listen to a sweet song multiple times while free-writing. See what comes.
- Pour. Stir. Drizzle. Glaze. Make a list of baking-related action verbs and incorporate at least half of them into a poem or short piece of prose.
- Recall a favorite holiday treat from childhood. Describe the taste, the ingredients, who made it, and any specific memory of eating it.
- Focus on a sweet dream, recalled or invented.
- Consider the powerful sugar art of Kara Walker in writing.
- Travel back to 1960’s sweets. Include one or more forgotten desserts in a poem or piece of prose.
- List a Baker’s Dozen of things, people, or conditions that you’re grateful for this holiday season.
Did you miss earlier prompts lists? Here they are.