Think back about …

Do You Believe in Magic?

What exactly IS magic? Well, magic can't be described, because it doesn't exist (according to our sources). But we've all experienced magical moments. Like that first kiss we just knew was the real deal, or acing an exam we didn't even study for. Even witnessing a magic show can be, well, magical ... how DID she do that?!? Think back … have you ever experienced something you would describe as magical, be it wizardry or something simply wondrous? Share your Do You Believe in Magic stories forward.  

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Once Upon A Time
We circled and bobbed at his urging—arms, wings and paws in unison—as a giant red sun rose out of the water.
The French, As Usual, Have a Word For It….
Santiago Calatrava's Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the strangest buildings I have ever seen or heard of.
The Inexplicable Magic of The Gates
The Gates – Central Park, New York  2005 I’m a art-lover and avid museum-goer with what I guess is eclectic taste.   [...]
“Do you believe in fairies?”
Eva Le Gallienne as Peter Pan 1928 When my mother was young her parents took her to Broadway to see Peter Pan,  the title [...]
Penn and Teller after “Death”
by
Never before or since have I been freaked out ... and utterly captivated at the same time.
This Magic Moment
by
For me, there are all kinds of magic to be found -- in music, books, acrobatics, and even websites that fix themselves.
Pick a Card
Pick a card. Any card. How many times has a kid asked you to do that?
The Magic Potion
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, [...]
Letterman’s Favorite Magician
Years ago, we attended a fundraiser for affordable housing (an ongoing dilemma) on Martha’s Vineyard. The evening began [...]
Magic, Shmagic!
Having always been a fairly hard-headed realist, even as a kid, I never believed in magic.  Nor did my parents, so no one [...]
Phantom of the Opera
Our hearts all skipped a beat, so you can imagine the child’s terror, her scream piercing the waiting area.

New Stories on Old Prompts

Avocation, Delusion, Masturbation
"...the chimera of Security"
Prompted By Why We Write
August 10, 2022
Shabbos Candlesticks- A Story of Courage
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I love this Retrospect site, and was especially touched by this prompt. When I saw Betsy’s posting, with the photo of her [...]
August 10, 2022
Rex
One day back in 1976 a German shepherd came out of nowhere to show up at our kitchen door. He was not emaciated; he looked [...]
Prompted By Pets
August 7, 2022

Past Stories You May Have Missed

Story Wranglers
We’ve all known since we were little kids that there is magic in storytelling—in finding out what happens next.
Prompted By Turning Points
December 30, 2018
Appetite
He took a bite and chewed it, slowly and deliberately, as the rest of us talked. Then another.
Prompted By Altered States
April 1, 2017

Think back about …

Do You Believe in Magic?

What exactly IS magic? Well, magic can't be described, because it doesn't exist (according to our sources). But we've all experienced magical moments. Like that first kiss we just knew was the real deal, or acing an exam we didn't even study for. Even witnessing a magic show can be, well, magical ... how DID she do that?!? Think back … have you ever experienced something you would describe as magical, be it wizardry or something simply wondrous? Share your Do You Believe in Magic stories forward.  

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