Creative Prompt: Childhood Myths

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This Week’s Theme is: Childhood Myths

We continue to perpetuate the Santa Claus story with every generation. Why? What is it that makes us want to see the children light up with the possibility of a jolly elf delivering toys? Do we miss that sense of wonder and excitement? Do we long for warm memories of the security and innocence of toy wishes and sleigh ride stories? What other stories do we tell again and again to keep the child-like imagination going in ourselves?

When we grow older, do we forgive our parents for those tales? Or do we harbor some resentment over being duped?


Get Creative!

Write a post, snap a pic, deliver some thoughts on childhood myths: what they do to us, and for us. Then, leave a link to your post in the comments below. Happy creating!

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Be sure to check back next week for more fun and new inspiration. 


Happy Creating!

Wordsmith Studio Fiction Group

1 comment for “Creative Prompt: Childhood Myths

  1. December 31, 2013 at 10:24 am

    My Childhood Memory post –
    Thanks for the prompt!

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