Imagination Island, Catching Fireflies, Paris — Where Have You Been?

I’m re-running this fun little 3-part creative exercise* I posted here a year ago because I love it so much! Do one, two, or all three parts depending on your time and inclination:


Write the alphabet down the left side of your page. Then list “places” you’ve been in your life (real, literal, metaphorical and imaginative) for each letter. Here are some of mine:

  • B:  Burning the midnight creative fuel
  • C:  Catching fireflies
  • I:  Imagination Island
  • P:  Paris
  • V:  Virginia
  • W:  Wild West Dodge City
  • X:  X-Raying my heart


Choose one of your places and write a haiku about it. Here’s mine:

I dream myself to
Imagination Island
Here I am at peace


Illustrate your haiku in any way that pleases you. (I’ve included my illustration above.)

I’d love to hear some of your places or haikus in the comments!

*Exercise courtesy of Jill Badonsky.

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