Here are some more “What If?” Writing Prompts for you. Similar to the set of romance prompts I shared a while back, today’s prompts focus on the general theme of love and peace. See what you can do with these and other like ideas. Even if you can only bring them to life in stories, it’s always worth a try to imagine what the world would be like if such ideas could become reality! Enjoy!
What if… our religion was each other?
If our practice was our life?
If prayer was our words?
What if the Temple was the Earth?
If forests were our church?
If holy water—the rivers, lakes and oceans?
What if meditation was our relationships?
If the Teacher was life?
If wisdom was self-knowledge?
If love was the center of our being?
(Source: “What If?“, a poem by Ganga White; submitted by Rebecca Braun)
What if… Romeo and Juliet had lived, and the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets could have been resolved without the need for death?
(Source: continuation of my train of thought on alternative Romeo & Juliet endings)
What if… wars could be resolved without the need for physical combat?
What if… less people judged each other based on race/gender/orientation/etc. and more people made an effort to accept others for who they are?
What if… there were no such thing as “forbidden love”?
Good luck creating your own stories about the triumphs of love and peace!
If you have any “What If?” writing prompt suggestions (for any theme), please feel free to share them in the comments below. Ideas I like may be featured in future “What If?” posts, with full credit and a link to your blog (if you have one)! Also, if you’ve written a piece based on an idea you’ve found here, be sure to link back to the respective “What If?” post. I would love to see what you’ve done with the prompt! Thank you!