quaranTEEN voices Writing Prompt: ‘Beautiful and Strange’


02/22/2021


Liz Bruenig is a journalist working as an opinion columnist for the New York Times, where she writes on religion, politics, ethics, and motherhood. She previously wrote for the Washington Post, where she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 2019. She and her husband Matt co-host the podcast The Bruenigs, where they talk about the news, the internet, and their lives.

Prompt 1

Pick a person, alive or dead, who you think is terrible, unforgivable. Find something beautiful in them, and write about it.

Prompt 2

Describe the strangest place you’ve ever been. No characters, no action; just setting, mood, and tone.

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