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Monday, January 20, 2020

Reedsy prompt: Resolutions

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Deadline: January 24, 2020
Did you know that the ancient Babylonians are reported to have been the first people to make New Year's resolutions? In March, when the crops were planted, a 12-day festival known as Akitu took place. During the festival, the Babylonians made promises to their gods, and believed that if they kept to their word, they would be bestowed good favor in the coming year.

This would have been about 4,000 years ago, and while the format may be different, New Year's resolutions are still going strong!

This week's prompts all revolve around resolutions. Oh, and for that last prompt, here is a blog post listing some of the most popular self-help books to inspire you.
Write a short story about someone writing New Year's resolutions.
Write a short story about someone reflecting on their previous year's resolutions.
Write a short story about someone who refuses to write New Year's resolutions.
Write a short story about someone accomplishing one of their resolutions.
Write a short story about someone in the self-help aisle of a bookstore. What book do they pick up?

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