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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Prompt

This week's prompt has 3 components.


I have never seen this Clint Eastwood movie (see the title of this prompt), but the title has such a great rhythm and--although it is iconic now--the title is also a bit mysterious. Sure, we all understand the connection between the good and the bad, but how do the ugly connect?


Plus, colors! I have the good fortune to have a yard filled with myriad flowers and plants with color for almost the entire year (January and most of February are not too colorful). The colors my yard doesn't have are graciously supplied by neighbors and all the regional folks who also have yards full of flowers.


Earlier today, I was lucky enough to see two dragonflies: one bright red and the other bright blue. Besides their incredible name (dragons that fly? tiny dragons?) the colors were jewel tones, almost impossible to believe.


And, of course, the heat. So many have it much worse than we do here in the PNW, but it is still awful here. I am not a hot-weather person. My body does not respond well to the heat, and every time I read that our brains literally slow down in the heat I am not surprised.


Now the prompt:


Your piece needs to include heat of some kind (open to interpretation, of course)


Your piece should have one dominant color in some way


Your piece should have two things that are commonly connected (as synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, or in another way--myth, folklore, music, etc.) and one other thing that is not connected to those two things. These three things should also be the title of your piece and should have a great rhythm.


I hope this prompt inspires you to write, draw, sew, paint, mold, etc. something that you would not have come up with on your own, and I hope you enjoy the challenge and have fun!


The red dragonfly I saw today:



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