These Hands Workshop – Monterey Public Library
For a few hours on
Sunday June 30, 2019 a wonderful group of storytellers spent a few hours making the popular form based writing prompt, These Hands, into short digital stories.
Here is an example:
The prompt used is:
These hands have held___________________ (something delicate),
and lifted _______________________________ (something heavy)
and ___________________________________ (something precious).
They have reached down into the earth at__________________ (place)
where I felt the _____________________ (natural item/sensory detail),
and the____________________________ (natural item/sensory detail).
They have worked side by side with ___________________ (name of an elder
mentor or family member), and ____________________________
(another person) as we _______________________ (family or personal work
tradition) and _______________________________ (another tradition).
These are the hands that hold ___________________________________
___________________________________ (a value or lesson)
and ________________________________________ (a value or lesson).
These hands have learned ____________________________________
___________________________________ (something you were told as
a child about resilience or endurance).
These hands hold stories. These hands are mine.