This week's writing prompt is for all of my scholarly friends out there (though it wouldn't hurt you fiction folks to try your hand at it). Most of you are likely up to your eyeballs in a research project. Hopefully it's something with which you are obsessed, or it's going to be a long slog; regardless, there are always days we wish we chose differently. Today is your chance to dive into that fantasy.
Put your all-consuming and brilliant project off to the side. Make a list of five of your favorite unserious things that have absolutely nothing to do with your academic pursuits. Be specific; rather than music, list "All Her Favorite Fruit," for example. Choose one of these items and write a really great, fairly brief paper on this topic. Imagine a conference of awesomeness and this is your panel. 1500 words should do.
ps..should anyone actually choose "All Her Favorite Fruit," I'm going to need to read that.