Category Archives: Writing Prompt

January 20, 2014

TV Obsession Writing Prompt

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writing_prompt_rainbow_penWriting Prompt: I’ve seen every episode of . . .

Ok, this is it: your chance to come clean!! What TV show or cartoon are you obsessed with, and can make the claim that you have absolutely-without-a-doubt-and-not-afraid-to-admit-it seen every episode of?

I’m guessing there are some obsessed Good Luck Charlie fans, Jessie fans, fans of Victorious, Ninjago, SpongeBob (Wait, aren’t there, like, a million episodes though?), Adventure Time, and Austin & Ally. Or maybe when you were younger, you watched every single episode of Thomas the Train or Dora the Explorer. (It’s ok to admit it; we’ve all been there!)

So let us know YOUR answer to today’s Writing Prompt:

I’ve seen every episode of . . .

We’ll eagerly “tune in” to the Comments below to see what you guys said!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

January 16, 2014

Reading Resolutions

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writing_prompt_bookHappy New Year to all my fellow reading-obsessed STACKers!

At the beginning of a new year, everyone talks about making resolutions. I love making resolutions and I love reading books, so this poster of reading resolutions just represents me perfectly.

How about you? Do you have any reading resolutions for 2014? Leave them in the Comments!

BookishResolutionsPS. In case you don’t know, “TBR” stands for To Be Read — you know, that pile of books you are waiting to read next. I have a very, very large TBR pile!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

January 13, 2014

Toby the Terrier Create a Caption

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createacaption2Create a Caption: Toby

Look at little Toby wearing his tiny striped shirt! Do you think dogs like wearing clothes like people do? What do YOU think Toby would be saying? Write your own caption in the Comments!

Toby

I think he is saying, “Who is the wise guy that put this ridiculous t-shirt on me? And do I really need this fuzzy white blanket? Hey! I may be cute and little, but darn it, I’m a man!”

–Amanda, STACKS Intern

January 6, 2014

What 2013 Taught Me . . .

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writing_prompt_genericWhat 2013 Taught Me . . .

What are some of the important or funny or thrilling or surprising new things you have learned through experience in the past year as we make our New Year Resolutions, and look back on 2013? These are just some things 2013 has taught me!

  • Books are better than TV.
  • People can be surprisingly kind.
  • Old friends are the best friends.
  • Drink more water. Eat less sugar.
  • Adore your parents. You’ll be sad when you don’t live near them one day.
  • Get rid of the negative energy. You’ll be happier.
  • Don’t leave dirty diapers or dog poop in the kitchen trash can overnight. You’ll be sorry in the morning.

What are some of the things 2013 taught you? Leave your thoughts (both funny and deep) in the Comments below. Farewell, 2013!

—Ratha, STACKS Writer

December 30, 2013

2013 Word of the Year

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Writing_prompt_rainbow_penWriting Prompt: Word of the Year 2013

Have you ever noticed that the way people talk changes over time? Words that used to be popular start to sound annoying after a while, and new words that you never heard of before start to sound cool and fun. So today’s Writing Prompt is a question for you. What was the most popular new word of 2013? Continue reading

December 23, 2013

2013 Person of the Year

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writing_prompt_genericEnter YOUR nomination for the STACKS 2013 Person of the Year

Pope Francis has just been named as Time Magazine‘s person of the year. But just as highly anticipated . . . get ready to vote for the 2013 STACKS Person of the Year!

In 2012, you guys chose One Direction as STACKS Person (ok, People!) of the Year. This year, who will it be?

Who has inspired you? Wowed you? Made you want to be a better person? Maybe you look up to him or her. Or maybe it is someone so incredibly talented and entertaining, that you couldn’t get through the day without listening to his or her music, or reading his or her stories.

Just write your nomination in the Comments below. The nominee who gets the most votes by December 31st will be named STACKS Person of the Year. We’ll announce the winner in 2014!

We can’t wait to see your nominees. Come on back on January 2 to find out the 2013 STACKS Person of the Year!

Merry Merry, Happy Happy!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

December 9, 2013

Christmas Puppy Create a Caption

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createacaptionCreate a Caption: Arima’s Christmas

Look how cute Arima is wearing that little velvet Santa hat and bandana! It looks like he is anxiously awaiting his family members to celebrate the holiday together!

ArimasChristmas

Here’s my caption: “Oh, I hope I get a new squeaky toy this year! And a ball! And a comfy new doggy bed! Wait . . . what is that?! I think I smell a milk-bone in my Christmas stocking!”

What do you think? Write YOUR caption for this Christmas cutie in the comments!

–Amanda, STACKS Intern

December 2, 2013

Book Nerd Writing Prompt

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writing_prompt_bookBook Nerd and Proud!

You’d rather finish your book than watch TV. You drop food on your book because reading and eating dinner at the same time is challenging (my sincere apologies to the Pleasant Hills Public Library!). Your mom tells you you’re going to Disney World, but you just look up from your book and say . . . “Huh?” Admit it – you’re a book nerd, and proud of it!

Today’s Writing Prompt is for you. Finish this sentence. . .

booknerd We can’t wait to hear what you guys say in the Comments below! Be proud and read ON!

–Ratha, STACKS Writer

November 25, 2013

Movember Create a Caption

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createacaptionMovember Create a Caption: Guinness World Records 2014

This photo from the Guinness World Records 2014 book shows the man who earned the Guinness World Record for most “World Beard and Moustache Championship” wins in honor of “No Shave November” a.k.a. Movember.

Guinness-Moustache

Now I must-ache you a question! If this picture could talk what do you think it would say?

I think he would be saying, “A ferret on my face? No, no! That is my beard! Now why must-you-ache such silly questions??”

Write YOUR caption in the comments!

–Amanda, STACKS Intern

Image courtesy Guinness World Records

November 18, 2013

Name Your Device Day

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writing_prompt_rainbow_penName Your Device Day

iTouch, iPhone, iPad, tablet, Mac, PC, Kindle . . . chances are you spend time cozying up to your favorite device (that is when you’re not busy with school, family, sports, and a million other things). Well Wednesday, November 20th is officially known as “Name Your PC Day.” We thought we’d make it fun, and change it to “Name Your Device Day.”

C’mon, take the plunge. Let us know what you’d name your device! Or maybe you already have a nickname for your device? Let us know in the Comments below.

BONUS – what’s the device you use the most? Curious Splotters want to know!

—Ratha, STACKS Writer