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Writing Prompt #203 “Letters to Death”

Tomb of Wayfaring Souls

For today’s challenge I want you to write a letter to Death.

In your letter you can

Ask him any questions you want

Offer him feedback

Thank him for his service

Introduce yourself

Express your feelings whatever they may be

Curse him for the loss of a loved one

Ask him for a job


Take any approach you want to this serious, philosophical, or comedic.

Make sure to tag Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Writing Prompt

Have Fun!


About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded I am 32 and married (almost 13 years) with a beautiful 5 year old daughter. Everyone thinks I'm a hippie.

22 comments on “Writing Prompt #203 “Letters to Death”

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  6. Sal Buttaci
    April 16, 2017


    How many brown- and blue-eyed boys & girls
    rode this life like stallions on steroids,
    convinced they’d sit forever in the saddle
    rounding up dreams, corralling false hopes,
    wearing blinders like their wild horses?

    Poets have made the matter quite clear:
    Nothing stays forever. We all meet you, Mr. Death.
    We all stand at the watering hole,
    our heads abuzz with plans for the day
    that you will change with the tap of your claw.

    Mr. Death, no use asking for more time.
    You have appointments to keep, hearts to stop,
    eyes to shut without promise of a blink.
    Life’s been good and life’s been bad.
    Dismounting, I will go quietly with you.


    • mindlovemisery
      April 17, 2017

      First thank you so much for joining us Sal! I love your choice of wording and your analogies brilliantly done!

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  8. Stephanie Colpron
    April 16, 2017

    Fascinating what people have come up with. Loved reading 🙂

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  11. Henrietta Watson
    April 17, 2017

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

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  14. Lorraine
    April 17, 2017

    Used a story fragment, detached and shuffled from a longer mind piece I’d been back playing with serendipitously just before this very intriguing prompt. I’m looking forward to reading the other submissions.
    Fascinating idea.

    • mindlovemisery
      April 18, 2017

      Thanks I am glad you liked it! I have really enjoyed reading the responses, including your wonderful entry (loved the concept behind your story)

      • Lorraine
        April 18, 2017

        The responses have been very diverse and entertaining. A great idea for a prompt.

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  16. 40levenreasons
    April 25, 2017

    Not sure I’m doing the ‘pingback’ correctly ? :/


    • mindlovemisery
      April 25, 2017

      I am having trouble finding your entry

      What we are looking for is a link to the piece you want to submit. To get that link you just need to click on the title of your submission and copy/paste the link in its entirety. For example you have an article called “Is 50 Too Late to Start Again.” If that is the piece you wanted to share you would copy this link and paste it into Mr Linky (click on Mr Linky and you will see what I mean) or into the comments section (this allows others to find your entry more easily)


      To pingback you need to link my post with the post you wish to submit.

      In this case you would include this link somewhere in the post you want to submit


      I hope that makes sense

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