Rich and Famous (Prompt 11/21)

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Happy Monday! I’ve added a few quotes to the end of this post…Enjoy this lighthearted prompt today, or take it deeper- so many options!

Enjoy the journey!

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? What would you not want to change?



A few quotes to springboard off or ponder:

My all time favorite on fame:

In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. -Andy Warhol

To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
-George Macdonald

I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me. -Sara Teasdale

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid. -Francis Bacon

“THE GOOD LIFE requires that we take pleasure in new things; A GOOD LIFE requires that we take pleasure in moments. To enjoy THE GOOD LIFE we have to get ahead; to enjoy A GOOD LIFE we have to make the trip worthwhile. THE GOOD LIFE is supported by feeding our pocketbooks; A GOOD LIFE is supported by feeding our souls.”
― Steve Goodier

“That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.”
― George Carlin

“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”
― Henry David Thoreau

“I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.”
― Pablo Picasso


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 the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

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