August 2013 NaHaiWriMo Writing Prompts


Selected by Michele L. Harvey

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The prompts for August 2013 will fall within a weekly block. The first week will be weather in all its many moods. And the first prompt is rain.

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Snow.

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Sunny.

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Windy.

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Dry/drought.

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Stormy (a BIG storm).

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Clouds.

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Fog/mist.

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Ice/hail.

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The last weather prompt of this extended week (because August is 31 days) is smoke/smog.

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Now we start with our second week’s theme: the senses. Sight/eyes. Write a haiku that centers on your sense of vision, our most used sense, which is also true in haiku.

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Sound/hearing/ears.

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Smell/nose. Write a haiku that centers on your sense of smell or the nose itself.

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The sense of taste or tongue.

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The sense of touch.

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Intuition (the sixth sense). You may also use clairvoyance or second sight.

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Emotions (not a real sense, but a familiar one, which we internally “feel” and which can motivate us).

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Week three theme is “playing favorites,” and today’s prompt is favorite animal.

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Favorite plant.

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Favorite mineral.

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Favorite insect.

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Favorite pastime/hobby/sport.

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Favorite food.

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Favorite possession. This will close our week of playing favorites.

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And now we move on to week four and the theme is things that money can’t buy. Today’s prompt is life.

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Love.

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Liberty.

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Family.

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Time.

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Happiness.

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Peace (the last prompt on the theme of what money can’t buy). Wishing all my NaHaiWriMo friends peace and happy haiku-ing!