Remember how we asked you to create tributes to your furry friends back in April? Well, your responses were some of the best, most heart-tugging things I (Stephanie) have ever read. So, kinda selfishly, I want to recreate that joy for myself.
This time, since our theme this month is Soulmates and all about that incredible bond, I thought, Why not take the opportunity to express our love for platonic soulmates creatively? We want a story, poem, drawing, or collage tribute to your bestie. You could take this in many cool directions: Write a poem that makes you think of them. Draw a portrait. Make a collage that represents your favorite inside jokes (my BFFs and I did this the summer between our junior and senior years and taped it to the ceiling of my car). Go the total nonfiction route and tell us one of your favorite tales of the two of you in essay or comic form. You could fictionalize it slightly (in my book, Ballads of Suburbia, two of my characters meet while shoplifting at the mall, which is in reality how my BFF and I met). Or, you and your friend could go on a completely fictional adventure—to the moon, to your favorite period in history, or your favorite place on earth.
Send your ode to BFFdom along with your first name, last initial, age, and location to [email protected] with the subject line “Creative Prompt” by Monday, July 11 at 6 PM EST. We look forward to laughing and awwing and crying over your pal odes, just like we did with the ones for your pets!
Last week, we asked you to release your inner child and make art for the kid you used to be. Here’s where your creativity took you…