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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Writing prompt: the day you were born

Use this website to look up the songs that were in the charts on the day you were born. Listen to one of the songs and use it as a springboard to create your own story set in the year you were born using one of these prompts:

  • write a scene with this song playing in the background
  • take one or more of the lines of the song and make a character say them in dialogue
  • use the title of the song as your story title
  • make the band or artist one of the characters of your story

When you have written your short story or poem, leave a comment below with a link to your work so we can all read it.