Today’s writing prompt may seem morbid, but it’s not. Writing an obituary will allow you to focus on what you’re grateful for in life. See more about what inspired this writing prompt in the post I wrote yesterday: Why You Should Write Obituaries for Your Current WIP.

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Today’s Writing Prompt: An Obituary

Today, write an obituary. Write it about anyone, living or already dead. You can (and maybe should) even write it about one of the main characters in your current work in progress, as well. Try not to write over 200-300 words.

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My Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

An Obituary by K.E. Creighton

Mary Anne Jackson, 62, passed of unknown causes last Wednesday at her residence on Cherry Street. And the town will have her remains planted underneath a willow tree on the north side of St. Anne’s Cemetery this Saturday, as per her wishes. Her lineage is unknown. She is survived by those in the community who have been touched by her wisdom and kindness over the last four decades she has called Bernard Parish her home. She was known in the community as a healer of wounds and spirits, and many young and old residents of Bernard Parish have relied on and are grateful for the natural gifts she bestowed onto them over the years. And she will be sincerely missed by many.

[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

Mary Anne Jackson is fictional. But as I was writing, it occurred to me how much women are regarded for their motherhood and families and contributions to their communities when they pass, before all else– essentially, they are regarded for their value to everyone else first. And I was wondering, what if Mary was who they considered a “witch” way back then? But instead of being viewed as demonic or dangerous, she was regarded as a healer and a saint of some sort, even if she didn’t have children or a husband.

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