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PROMPTuesday #223: Prom

July 30th, 2013

When taking the kids to camp this morning, an old Bryan Adams song popped on the radio and BAM! I was gone in my head, motivating Toots to finally ask, “Was this your prom song?” Despite wondering how a nine-year-old could make that immediate assumption (repeated High School Musical viewings?), I had to acknowledge that the visceral connection between music and experience got me again, transporting me to a land far, far away where girls still wore puffy-sleeved relatively non-slutty prom dresses and Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers were still, indeed, “cool.” And so we have today’s creative writing prompt:


For this week’s writing exercise, think back to your prom(s) and write your impressions either from your perspective today or how you felt then. Be sure to post a video/track of your “prom theme” for the full sensory memory explosion.


Here’s a few starters:

I went to prom with…

I wore…

I didn’t go to prom because…

What I want to tell my daughter about prom…


It really helps to listen to your prom song first, trust me:



Story to follow…


Meanwhile, please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.

To bone up on PROMPTuesdays, read a bit about itĀ here.


Or, catch up on the PROMPTuesdays archiveĀ here.

On July 31st, 2013, My Senior Prom | Made More Beautiful said:

[…] My sweet soul sister, SanDiegoMomma, put forth a prompt this week to find out more about my senior prom. […]

On August 6th, 2013, Emma said:

I love me some Brian Adams!

On August 7th, 2013, Da Goddess » PROMPTuesday #223: Prom(ptly late) said:

[…] a day late…okay, a couple years late on my PROMPTuesday response (I suck at remembering that Deb does these until Saturday or thereabouts, so I inevitably […]

On August 7th, 2013, Da Goddess said:

I finally remembered to 1) come visit the blog before Saturday and 2) play along.

Also, I kind of secretly have always loved Bryan Adams. Have you ever seen any of his photography? It’s as lovely as his music. He did a beautiful book years ago.

On August 7th, 2013, debawriter said:

He DID? I need to Google that.

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