the skin i’m in

Writing Prompt: New Skin

If you could spend the next year as someone radically different from the current “you” — a member of a different species, someone from a different gender or generation, etc. — who would you choose to be?

I would want to spend a year as another species. A bird is the first thing that comes to mind. Maybe a parrot. I would want the freedom to fly anywhere in the world my wings could take me. Birds have a freedom that I can only imagine. To be able to fly above the trees and many clouds and go wherever they please is something I long to experience. For that entire year I would fly as far as the wind would blow me and as high as the sky would allow. I’d sleep in the highest trees and let the sun warm my wings daily. Upon my return to life as a human, I would write my story about life as a bird in perpetual flight.

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  1. If I could step back in time I’d travel back to the Harlem Renaissance. I would love to meet Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Then I’d enter my Time Machine to venture into ancient Egypt ruled by Hatsheput.

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