Hello everyone! The past week has been an immensely productive one, and I must admit that Writing Prompt Wednesday almost passed by unnoticed amidst the flurry of creativity. Luckily, I’m taking a breather in order to bring you another set of Technicolor Dreams-themed prompts.
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Write dialogue between two characters in which color is a central point of discussion. The topic may be anything.
Most cultures consider certain colors important in some way. For instance, the Navajo (a culture indigenous to North America) give the colors white, black, blue, and yellow sacred significance, representing the four directions, among other things.
Your job is to do a bit of worldbuilding, and outline a culture in which colors are highly important. Be as detailed in your work as you wish. Create rituals, write speeches or creeds, and generally develop the culture. Think historically as you create. For instance, in human culture certain groups have used colors to represent themselves (purple = royalty; red = high-ranking church official), or have had colors used as a negative and/or oppressive symbol against them by others (yellow Star of David and pink triangle symbols = badges of shame in Nazi-controlled areas of Europe). These are just examples, intended to help you see the different ways that color can be used in a society.
For specifically-religious examples, there’s green, which is a very important color in Islam, and here’s a couple of interesting PDFs which outline the significance of color in Christianity and Hinduism, respectively.
Base a story around the following sentence:
“We knew we were in trouble when the sky turned blue.”
So that’s a wrap on the final Technicolor Dreams edition of Writing Prompt Wednesday. Come back next week for an all-new theme and more writing prompts to keep you busy all month long!