Pictures & Prompts 206

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Photo credit: jgroup/

Photo credit: jgroup/


Write a steampunk adventure involving airships, pirates, castles, and clouds.


You’ve heard the phrase, “That'll go over like a lead balloon.” Describe a time in your life when the expression was apt.


Write a post or short nonfiction book for children that tells about the history of flight.


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