How can we end mass shootings?
After the tragic events this past week in Maine, we're still asking ourselves this same question. It's time to pause, reflect, and consider our real-world options and feelings about mass shootings …
WRITING PROMPTS to help you explore today’s topic:
How do you think we can end mass shootings? By enacting legislation? By social movements? By holding one another responsible in day-to-day life? Reflect on real-world possible solutions that won't lead to more mass violence. Write about your ideas and how you would like to go about activating those ideas.
Write a short news article about a mass shooting, real or fictional. Consider what you would want highlighted in the news story if you were a publisher with millions of readers.
Write a fictional scene about someone who has been personally affected by a mass shooting. Consider: What are they thinking? What are they feeling?
Read We Are the Light by Matthew Quick, or a similar book, then write a review about the book.
My response to today’s question:
I decided to complete the third writing prompt above as I tried to reflect on today’s question, and I must say that it was a bit emotional. Keep reading to see what I drafted…
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