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The Elixir

The Literature and Arts Magazine of Brenau University

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September 2016

“Reciting, her voice took on resonance and firmness, it rang with the old fervor, with ferocity even. She was teaching me one more, almost her last, lesson: emotions do not grow old.” -from One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

Write about an old person reliving some of their most passionate moments (e.g. sex, marriage, heartbreak) and then being jolted back to reality. / Write about an old person being mocked for their “fiesty-ness” and that person’s inner response and reflections.

Submit all prompt for publication consideration to: brenauelixir@gmail.com.

(Note: you must be a current student at Brenau University in order to submit; we do not accept pieces longer than 1,00 words; all writers retain their copyrights).

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“Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories.” -from One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

Write about someone who writes stories and then they happen. / Write about someone who hears all kinds of stories throughout their life (either because they’re mute or they are trustworthy, etc.).

Submit all prompt for publication consideration to: brenauelixir@gmail.com.

(Note: you must be a current student at Brenau University in order to submit; we do not accept pieces longer than 1,00 words; all writers retain their copyrights).

“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass.” -from One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

Write about how books are born (either fantastically or metaphorically or literally).

Submit all prompt for publication consideration to: brenauelixir@gmail.com.

(Note: you must be a current student at Brenau University in order to submit; we do not accept pieces longer than 1,00 words; all writers retain their copyrights).

“It was one of a good many things I learned almost without knowing it; it would be there when I needed it.” -from One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

Write about someone who has a long forgotten talent (e.g. subliminal martial arts, the recipe for his/her grandmother’s pot roast).

Submit all prompt for publication consideration to: brenauelixir@gmail.com.

(Note: you must be a current student at Brenau University in order to submit; we do not accept pieces longer than 1,00 words; all writers retain their copyrights).

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