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Thanksgiving-Inspired Writing Prompts

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Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and this holiday, built around family traditions and get-togethers, is sure to be filled with smiles, tears, and lots of unforgettable writing inspiration. Before you sink into the couch for a turkey-induced nap, jot a few notes for your next project using these Thanksgiving writing prompts.

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It’s their first Thanksgiving together as a family. As they go around the table and each person reveals what he or she is most thankful for, what does each person say?

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Long after sunset, this pilgrim girl is still waiting for someone to arrive. Who is she expecting?

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Someone at this holiday gathering has just made a surprising announcement. What is the toast that follows, and who gives it?

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This man is returning home for Thanksgiving after a long absence. Where has he been? Why is he returning now?

 

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It was Clem’s big scene in the town’s annual Thanksgiving Day pageant, but he forgot his lines! Desperate to fill the silence, he begins to improvise wildly. What happens next?

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