One-Word Inspiration: Home

09th September, 2015. 01:17am

Writing 101, Day 3: One-word inspiration

Prompts come in many different forms. Sometimes, a single word is all you need to get your mind’s wheels turning. Here are six words:



  • HOME

  • LOVE



Select one word in this list that speaks to you in some way.
The beauty of the one-word prompt is that it’s open to interpretation. What do you think of when you hear this word? What do you see? This word is simply the seed for your post: feel free to shape your idea as you see fit.


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When I first read what today’s assignment is, I got excited. Just by reading the first two lines, I already knew the one word I wanted to use for inspiration—HOPE. But then it says to select one word from the list above. I guess that’s when hoping ends.

Or maybe not.

I looked into the words and out of the six, one of them stood out the most—HOME. It sounds cliché but despite being home, I still hope to find my own home someday. Is it a place? A person? An event? A thing? Who knows? All I know is that I haven’t found it yet.

Okay, maybe I have, because I know that being with my siblings feels like home. I love them so much. They keep me grounded, and I would never trade them for anything in the world. However, sometimes when I’m alone (or even when I’m with them), I can’t help but feel an emptiness inside of me. It’s like there’s a hole in my heart that needs to be filled and I don’t know how to do it or where to even begin to look.

I know, my assignment for today is such a downer. Why did I even pick this word? I could’ve chosen love and tell you about my nonexistent love life; or treasure and share my most prized possessions. And what about those other three in the list? Regret, uncertainty, and secret? **Actually, let’s not. Those three are more awful. The thing is, I picked Home because I know—I think—one of you might be sharing my feelings. Perhaps some of you are going through the same thing I am going through, I don’t know. But I know that that word speaks to me in so many levels.

They say “home is where the heart is,” well, guess what? I am holding on to that hope. I will find a home, no matter how long it takes or where fate takes me. I shall find it.




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