Rich and Famous (Prompt 11)

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I recently wrote a local author and nationally syndicated columnist with regard to a moving piece he had written. In the e-mail I sent I shared a blog post I had written in response to the same topic, which I felt was rather inadequate when compared with his well articulated work.  I was delightfully tickled when he responded, as I honestly had no idea if he would a.) actually read the e-mail b.) respond to e-mail in general c.) bother reading the post I shared.

To my surprise he did a, b and c. He also gave me his thoughts on my writing AND then ended his e-mail with these word: Don’t forget me when you’re rich and famous!” 

His e-mail response was short, gracious and a pleasant surprise. Even more surprising to me was when my Writing Instructor informed me, she regularly writes him and gets no response.

So, I wonder…what will I do when I am rich and famous?


Your prompt then (as if you don’t know):

When I’m rich and famous…


When I’m rich and famous, the first thing I will do…

continue in any direction with this prompt. Just have fun with it.


1. You are disgustingly rich. Describe in detail a few of your favorite indulgances. You can be humerous, ridiculous and ludicrous. What does a day in the life look like for you?

2. You are suddenly wealthy and able to do whatever you wish for yourself and others. What do you do? What don’t you do? What might you do that you have not done before? Be imaginative. Discover yourself in new ways. Be radical. Or absolutely predictable. Walk through it with words…

3. You are suddenly thrust into fame. Describe how, why and what it is like. What was it that made you famous? How will you use the attention? Imagine what it would be like, what might change?

Feel free to write fiction if you feel inspired-

As always respond to the prompts anyway you want.



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Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

4 thoughts on “Rich and Famous (Prompt 11)

  1. I went a whole different direction on this one. How does one do rich & famous without losing the fact that it is all a gift from God. I’m afraid that’s exactly what I would do if that happened to me. 😦 But I do thank him for the gifts He pours out in my life & I want to give Him the glory when I am recognized, when I have enough money to do the things that I want to do.


    1. Oh, Ann! A different direction is SUPER FINE! The idea of the prompts are not to dictate but to just “prompt” whatever is within, right?
      I still need to do this prompt myself…this girl is behind!


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