Monday, April 10

Posted by Laurel Garver on Monday, April 10, 2017 9 comments
Welcome, A-Z Blogging Challenge friends. This year, my theme is Prompt-a-day, with fun or thought-provoking writing prompts to use as a story start, warm up, or creativity stretching exercise.


What might the phrase “happily ever after” mean to each of your characters?

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  1. Hi Laurel - Happy Ever After - could be ... equally could til something rather challenging happens - then all hell let's loose ... I'm just happy to be here, to be alive and to be positive ... cheers Hilary

  2. Indeed, real life is more "happily until the next disaster," though we all imagine a future in which disaster never comes. And what makes one person happy might make another miserable.

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  4. Great prompt. It really gets me thinking about all the various goals my characters have and what they would do to attain them. "Happily ever after" is about a lot more than romance!

    1. Absolutely! Every character's idea of what will bring lasting happiness is unique and very often is far larger than having a committed romantic relationship.

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    1. Cool. It's fascinating how much concepts of happiness can vary from person to person.