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"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow." -Mary Tyler Moore

I N T R O D U C T I O N
As the old adage states, "Practice makes perfect." Every artist and author that we admire spent countless hours honing their craft and pushing themselves to the limits of their creativity. They didn't stop there, either. Many went on to push themselves out of their comfort zone, challenging their beliefs about what they thought was possible.

Now, the A&G staff want to challenge you. Whether you're new to the forum or have been here for years, our weekly prompts are designed to challenge you, hone your craft, or even introduce you to a new form of creativity! Every week, we will be posting a new prompt. Our prompts will cover a variety of art forms, from writing to graphics to coding, and we invite you to share your creations.

Be sure to keep this thread on watch so you don't miss out on any of the prompts! But if you do, fear not - we'll also be linking each prompt in this post as they get posted so you can always easily find each one!


R U L E S
01: Creations may be posted in this thread or placed in your portfolio.
02: The entries must follow the HEX Terms and the A&G Forum Rules.
03: All work must be your own. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
04: If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in this thread.




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W R I T I N G . P R O M P T S
Mary Shelley and philosophical science fiction. Nicholas Sparks and gut-wrenching romance. Ernest Hemingway and grounded, concise prose. Our favorite authors found their niche in genres and styles that make their writing distinct. This week, we challenge you to emulate the style of your favorite author. Tell a story of your choosing, utilizing the tools that these authors have taught you to craft an interesting piece of fiction.

R U L E S
01: Creations may be posted in this thread or placed in your portfolio.
02: The entries must follow the HEX Terms and the A&G Forum Rules.
03: All work must be your own. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
04: If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in this thread.



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I have a piece of fiction writing ... but I don't know if I should post it or not.
 

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I have a piece of fiction writing ... but I don't know if I should post it or not.


You should post it! (At least, if you're comfortable posting it.) It might be a fun exercise, and you can ask for any critique or praise!
 

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You definitely should.
 

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I wanted to, but then I realized that my writing is like 2127 words long. Maybe I should post a link to a Google Document? (If that's allowed)
 

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I wouldn't recommend linking to a Google Doc since once you share a Doc with someone (in this case, the entire site), you can't unshare it, so that Doc would always be viewable no matter what you did with it in the future.
 

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ooh I'm going to need to do this prompt~!!!
 

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Sorry to ask but what is the word count for this task?
 

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Hi! I'm new here.

So am I allowed to just write off of the prompt and post it here? Sorry for the question, just wanted to make sure I didn't do anything wrong.
 

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Sorry to ask but what is the word count for this task?


I don't think there would be a word count... (don't ask me I'm not a mod) because this is just a prompt and it is not a required task ... I'm not sure.
 

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Quote: MagicalMeg14
Hi! I'm new here.

So am I allowed to just write off of the prompt and post it here? Sorry for the question, just wanted to make sure I didn't do anything wrong.


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Creations may be posted in this thread or placed in your portfolio.


I guess that's allowed? I suggest you ask a very happy start.
 

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Quote: GildaGlen
Sorry to ask but what is the word count for this task?


No word count! Since this is just a way to practice or test out something new, you're welcome to write as much or as little as you like.

Quote: MagicalMeg14
Hi! I'm new here.

So am I allowed to just write off of the prompt and post it here? Sorry for the question, just wanted to make sure I didn't do anything wrong.


You're definitely welcome to post it here! You can also make a portfolio and post it there if you'd like! (Welcome, by the way!)
 

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Quote: a very happy start
Quote: GildaGlen
Sorry to ask but what is the word count for this task?


No word count! Since this is just a way to practice or test out something new, you're welcome to write as much or as little as you like.

Quote: MagicalMeg14
Hi! I'm new here.

So am I allowed to just write off of the prompt and post it here? Sorry for the question, just wanted to make sure I didn't do anything wrong.


You're definitely welcome to post it here! You can also make a portfolio and post it there if you'd like! (Welcome, by the way!)




Thank you so much!
 

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Quote: a very happy start
Quote: GildaGlen
Sorry to ask but what is the word count for this task?


No word count! Since this is just a way to practice or test out something new, you're welcome to write as much or as little as you like.

Quote: MagicalMeg14
Hi! I'm new here.

So am I allowed to just write off of the prompt and post it here? Sorry for the question, just wanted to make sure I didn't do anything wrong.


You're definitely welcome to post it here! You can also make a portfolio and post it there if you'd like! (Welcome, by the way!)




Thank you so much!
 

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After many arguments with my own brain, I decided to post this... Hope you like it.

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The Memory Ring

“Hurry up! You’re falling behind, Jannelia!” shouted Mee.
Mee and Jannelia had decided to go to their town’s public pool to escape from the scorching heat of summer. When they arrived there, they quickly got dressed and cannonballed into the pool.
“Do you hear that sound? It’s me sizzling in the cool water.”
That day, the two girls spent their whole day swimming. It was one of the best days they have had that summer.
As the sun began to set, the two best friends began to gain back their ‘consciousness’. Mee was very disappointed, and believed that the day had gone by too fast. Then, just as they were about to leave, Mee saw something glinting in the corner of the pool.
“Let’s go! We’re going to be late!”
“Sure! You can go ahead. I’ll come behind you. Just a second.”
Out of the corner of her eye, Mee watched Jannelia shrug and leave. She then dived to the bottom of the pool. There, she found something that looked very much like a ... ring. She picked it up, and climbed out of the pool just as she ran out of breath.
‘What is this?’ wondered Mee. Then, she exited the pool.
That night, as soon as the light were out, Mee closed her bedroom door and sat on her bed with the ring. Seeing it in the light, it looked very ancient. It was rusty and looked like it would break at one touch. Mee felt like it was fragile.
At school, she took Jannelia to their secret meeting place and showed the ring.
“Doesn’t it look so amazing?”
Mee was very surprised when Jannelia answered, “It’s just an old ring. I think you’re not in your right mind today, Mee.” After seeing Mee’s face darken, she quickly added, “I mean... I guess it does look cool.”
“I was observing it last night, and I found initials on it. Look over here,” said Mee as she pointed to the initials, “It says ‘R.W.’ Who is that anyway?”
Suddenly, Jannelia pulled Mee away, and it took Mee a few seconds to figure out why. It was ‘the person’. ‘The person’s’ name was Roliana Wakamakakiziwimi, and nobody in the school liked her. A crowd formed at the exact opposite point of where she was standing in the yard, as always. She wore the same clothes 365 days a year: a dark pink shirt with green stripes, and a humongous blue ribbon. For her pants, she wore purple pants. Other than her peculiar taste of fashion, there was a rumor that she was disliked because she had once punched an adult for ignoring other children. This was known to be the reason why she was disliked. However, for one moment, Mee thought she understood how Roliana felt to be turned down by people she knew. Then, she quickly dismissed the thought.
Mee was a very sensitive person. Her previous best friend had abandoned her, and since then, she became very sensitive about what Jannelia said. That day, she was very hurt because of what Jannelia had said. She decided that she would try to find its owner herself. She told herself that she could accomplish something great without Jannelia.
For the next few months, Mee kept searching for the owner, and avoiding Jannelia, because she could not get over the simple sentence Jannelia had said. ‘It’s just an old ring. I think you’re not in your right mind today, Mee.’ Jannelia’s voice replayed in Mee’s mind, over and over again. Mee had become the lonely girl of the school.
A few weeks later, Mee was very startled when she went to school. She saw that Jannelia was becoming friends with Roliana! Mee had not realized that Jannelia must have been lonely too, without her. So when she saw Jannelia talking with Roliana, she was stunned. Day after day, Mee began to feel very isolated by everyone. She saw that she had lost her closest friend, Jannelia.
That day, after school, Mee was walking home, alone. Then a voice called behind her. It was Roliana. Mee’s first instinct was to run away from her, like all her classmates did. However, her second instinct made her stay put.
“Hello, I’m Roliana, also known as ‘the person’.”
‘Of course I know that, everybody does,’ thought Mee, but replied in a cheerful, “Hi! I’m Mee. M-E-E.” Then she added, “I see that ... I see that you became friends with Jannelia.”
Roliana heard the sadness in Mee’s voice. She said, “I think Jannelia is a pretty good friend. Um... Mee, you know that you can still be friends with Jannelia, right? I heard the story about what happened you showed her something, and she didn’t appreciate it.”
“ ... Oh, it’s so late! I’ve got to go, Mee! Bye, and see you tomorrow!”
Mee was baffled after Roliana left. ‘Why does she want me to be friends with Jannelia again, if she is her only friend?’ thought Mee. In the midst of confusion, Mee’s brain was already thinking up a plan to befriend Jannelia again.
The next morning, Mee was rehearsing her plan, while going to school because she was someone who liked to plan everything perfectly before it happened.
“OK. So, hi ... Jannelia, nice to meet you. Again. I just wanted to tell you that …” Mee mumbled to herself.
At school, after taking a deep breath, Mee walked up to Jannelia, and recited her lines as if acting in a play. Her plan worked perfectly. As always. As she always got A+ on her math tests, it worked perfectly. Like everything about Mee was. After she said her lines and waited for Jannelia’s response, she felt important and perfect. She suddenly was certain that she and Jannelia would become friends again.
“Well, honestly, I was thinking the same way...,”started Jannelia, but Mee never had to listen to the rest. She took her reunited best friend to their secret place. Everything that was in Mee’s brain poured out through her mouth. She told Janelia how she had felt lonely, that she was glad they became friends again, etc. All the while, Roliana had been waiting in the corner of the building for them. When Mee finally got over her I-am-perfect mindset and became normal, she joined them.
“I’m really glad you two reunited!”
Later on as the month progressed, Mee and Jannelia bonded a special friendship again, and they sometimes played with Roliana too.
One day, while going home after school with Jannelia, when Mee thought they became close enough, she cautiously brought up the subject of the ring again. “Um… Jannelia, I know this is what started our fight, but I was just wondering if you figured out who R.W. is?”
Jannelia replied, “Nah… don’t worry about it. The fight was about a million years. But... I still don’t know who R.W. is. Wait. Do you have time to come over to my house today? We could try to find out who R.W. is.”
“Oh, sure. Thanks Jannelia!”
That day, Mee went over to Jannelia’s house. Despite the fact that they had been best friends for a long time, Mee had never been to Jannelia’s house. She could now see that her family liked to read books. There were so many of them that it cover the whole surface of the walls.
“Yeah. Well… this is my house. I know there are a lot of books, but I honestly don’t know half of them. Oh! Perhaps we could search the books for R.W.! Come here, this section is for ‘People’. Who knows if R.W. is a famous person?”
Day after day, after school, Mee went to Jannelia’s house and they studied the books. They knew that they would probably not find R.W. in some old book, but they let themselves be carried away from the topic. Then, one day.
“Ahhhhhh! What is this? Ahhhhhh!” It was Jannelia.
“Why? What happened Jannelia?” said Mee, throwing her book and running towards the screaming Jannelia. When Mee looked at the book Jannelia was pointing at, she felt her lungs emptying because of shock. On the book, it clearly said, ‘Roliana Wakamakakiziwimi is a historical figure that lived during the 14th century. Also known as R.W., is best known for her work as an activist, defending children’s rights.’ There was even a picture of Roliana! There she was, with her pink shirt, ribbon, and purple pants.
The two friends just stared at each other, petrified.
“Roliana…”
“Was she a ... ghost?”
The next day was a Saturday, and they were thankful that they did not have to go to school. That day, they did not go to the pool as they usually did on Saturdays, because they knew that around the time they would be swimming, Roliana would also come. They stayed home because they were afraid. However, on Monday, they had to go to school. For the whole day, they avoided Roliana more than other students did. It was actually very shocking to find out that their friend had been a … ghost? While Mee and Jannelia were going home, Roliana confronted them.
“Why are you guys avoiding me? Do you hate me now?”
They shook their heads, but Mee said, “The ring… you’re R.W., right?” It seemed like Roliana had turned into a statue. She whispered, “How did you know?”
“Well, we found you in a history book. This might sound a bit rude, but are you alive?”
Roliana let out a big sigh and said, “Actually, I am. In the 14th century, there were witches and wizards. It might sound bit like nonsense, but it’s true. They actually existed. They thought that my Children Protection Society, also known as the CPS, was not doing a good job. Since I was the president of the CPS, they tried to murder me. Instead, their leader, the leaders of witches and wizards, decided that they should turn me into a child as a more severe punishment. They turned me into a child. Forever. They said, “If you like children so much, then why don’t you just live as one? So… I’ve lived for basically about seven centuries, and I’m still stuck as a child.” Roliana let out a bigger sigh.
Mee said, “Oh. I’m very sorry to hear that. Is there anything that you can do about it?” Roliana replied, “No. There isn’t anything I can do. But… If you could do me a favour, then I might be able to do something …”
“What can we do for you?”, both Mee and Jannelia eagerly asked.
“If you give me that ring, then I might be able to do something to this problem. Could you please hand it over to me?”
Jannelia immediately gave the ring to Roliana. It looked as if Roliana wanted to cry. She said, “Thank you for your help. This would probably be the last time I’ll talk to you. Farewell, my friends!”
Then, Roliana began to change rapidly. The child grew taller and was a teenager in five seconds. Then, in another five seconds, she was a lady. When another five seconds passed, she became an old lady with lots of wrinkles. After that, she vanished into thin air.
Mee was the first to speak. “Bye Roliana. Or should I say Ms.W.” With those words, Jannelia and Mee burst into tears. Neither of them spoke until they reached Jannelia’s house.

*** 19 years later ***

Mee and Jannelia’s friendship never ended. Even though they were now over thirty, they needed each other to endure sudden thoughts of their traumatic experience. Both of them were now teachers, but they did not teach in a school. They taught children in their backyard, which they called ‘The Ground’. This place was for people who could not afford to go to a real school, or had to be homeschooled.
One day, it was a typical day, and the two friends opened up ‘The Ground’ as usual. However, that day, they prepared the classroom with more care, because they had heard that a new student was coming that day.
The student still did not come when school already started. Then, suddenly, there was a knock on the door. The student who came in was…
“Hello everybody, I’m going to go to this school from now on. My name is Roliana by the way! Nice to meet you!”
The smile faded off the teachers’ faces. The student looked exactly like Roliana, and now they had learnt that her name is Roliana. Mee fell down on her knees and stared at Roliana. However, Roliana, merely winked and said, “You’re Mee, right?” She then cheerfully skipped towards her new seat.




Wrote that practically a million years ago... I hope you liked it!


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I loved it <3 Great job
 

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I loved it <3 Great job


Awwww, thank you! I honestly thought nobody would read it!
If someone posted a story that long, then I would read 10 sentences and quit. You heard nothing! 😁
 

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G R A P H I C S . P R O M P T S
Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Khalo. There are many great painters with unique styles that instantly spring to mind. One artist with a particularly quirky style - and perhaps just as quirky of a stash - is Salvador Dali. With surrealist undertones and a whimsical style, his work instantly captures attention. This week, we challenge you to recreate a scene of your choosing in Dali's style. For an added bit of fun, we'd like to see some bubbles featured in your piece.

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02: The entries must follow the HEX Terms and the A&G Forum Rules.
03: All work must be your own. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
04: If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in this thread.



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ooooh this looks fun. popped an idea in my head of a piece I did long long ago for the first HTNGD, I think?
 

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