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Today’s Writing Prompt: A Bold Woman

Today, write a scene about a bold woman from history. Think of all the notable scientists, activists, authors, etc. there are to celebrate out there, who changed the course of history—individuals like Ada Lovelace and Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Harriet Tubman…

Before you start writing, consider whether you want to write from the perspective of the bold woman or someone who’s witnessing them and what they’re doing. Consider if you want to write about an intimate moment or a public one. Consider the setting before you start writing, as well.

My Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

Frankenstein is Born by K.E. Creighton

I love participating in competitions in which I am woefully underestimated. I am young, but I know my own mind and what it’s capable of, just like my mother. Sometimes this is a blessing, and sometimes a curse, as it was for her. Today, however, it is a mixture of both. And either way, it is my nature. There’s no stopping what I know to do, what is suddenly within me.

Although the weather outside is rainy and dreary, I feel reborn at my writing desk. Everyone else is writing too and telling ghost stories. But I am wholly distracted by the natural elements outside and within, and man’s manipulations of them, or their brutish attempts, anyway.

And so, my monster is born. But he doesn’t seem like a monster at all. At least, no more than we do, who try to dissect him and stitch him and direct him. The brilliance and downfall of humans are intrinsic in our very nature, as with the monster, one and the same. We create and destroy simultaneously, almost as if there cannot be one without the other.

I write ravenously, the rhythm of my pen in tune with the rain and thunder. Then, as soon as they both start, they stop. And my husband and ill-weather companions applaud the current season and what it created within us to create.

[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]

Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt

I based my writing on the famous story of how Frankenstein by Mary Shelley was conceived, forever altering literary history.

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