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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:25 pm

Our next December prompt!

A reaction to discovering treasure

from The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
All that glisters is not gold.
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Post by Shadow Gaunt » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:47 pm

From the poem Bridal Ballad by Edgar Allan Poe
Behold the golden keys
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:04 am

This holiday prompt is:

The last line of a haiku

from The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
our Darian wilds

Note: For those not yet familiar with this form of poetry -- a traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Themes of nature are very common in haiku. Haiku tend to be simple and direct.
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Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:51 am

The last line of a haiku

From The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle:
Over the mountains
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"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
- Edward Everett Hale
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Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:52 am

From The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien:
...again shall be king.
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Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:08 am

In honour of the new year...

Part of a toast

From Blind Submission: A Novel by Debra Ginsberg:
Now, to books and all things literary.
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"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
- Edward Everett Hale
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:06 am

Part of a toast

from Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
to a fuller knowledge and understanding of the fantastic beasts I love
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Post by Shadow Gaunt » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:38 pm

From Winnie the Pooh by A.A.Milne
It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?”
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Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:17 pm

From All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare:
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
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Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:08 pm

Our next prompt is...

A useful skill to have

From The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman:
Amazing grammar in a crisis
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"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
- Edward Everett Hale
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Post by Shadow Gaunt » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:34 pm

From The Invisible Man by H.G.Wells
Power to walk into the gold vaults of the nations
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:32 pm

A useful skill to have

From Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce
If you look hard and long, you can find us. If you listen hard and long, you can hear any of us, call any of us that you wish.
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Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:17 pm

From A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:
11. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:12 am

... I just read this and remembered Amy's prompt --

A useful skill to have

From Whirlpool by Elizabeth Lowell
... that ability to exist utterly without self-consciousness, living in the center of each moment, no time but the endless, vivid now.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:02 pm

This week's prompt is:

The name of a store that sells almost everything

From Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein:
Paraphernalia, Accoutrements and Doodads
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"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
- Edward Everett Hale
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:49 am

The name of a store that sells almost everything

From Amber Beach by Elizabeth Lowell
The Amber Room
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Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:31 pm

From Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett:
genteel Black Hole
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:14 am

This week's prompt is:

Something unexpected

From The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman:
And at that moment the alligators burst into the room.
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"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
- Edward Everett Hale
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:15 am

Something unexpected

From Pearl Cove by Elizabeth Lowell
Molten rainbows under black ice.
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"You have the inborn natural right to remain silent. Don't think about it, don't talk about it, shuush ....... STILL." ~ Xaris
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:45 pm

From The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien:
help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter
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