Monday, April 11, 2011

Writing Exercise # 37

It's been a while since we've used a ghost line. If you are just joining us, or have forgotten what a ghost line is, here's my definition from way back: "A ghost line is an inspiring line or image that becomes the unseen first line of a poem. You know how you underline a favorite line in a book? That's what I do, only I take it a step further and build an entire story or poem off that."

Today's ghost line comes from Kurt Vonnegut's novel Jailbird.

"I had to make up a lot of memories just to fill up all the empty spaces."

Now, go! And if nothing comes to mind, play with this website a little bit until something comes!