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Fun for Friday: (Mer)May 2022 Prompts!

It’s almost May (or, in the words of the meme, “It’s gonna be May”), and that means it’s time for MerMay!

If you’re not familiar with MerMay, it’s an art challenge started by Tom Bancroft. Every day in May, artists are encouraged to use the prompts for a sketch, which they then post using hashtags of #mermay and #mermay2022 (this year). Of course, me being me, I use the MerMay prompts as writing prompts, and you can too!

So for this month, the first column of words is the official MerMay prompts. The second column is from Clever Fox Studios, and the third column is from Sari Phantom. I’ve also got a cool mermaid photo here that you can use for an inspiration as well!

There are a couple of places where there’s a repeated word because I’m using three lists; you can find those by looking for the italicized words in the table below. When you run across one of those, it’s up to you if you want to use the duplicated words on both of the days where they show up, or perhaps work on a piece that uses that word across both the days where that word comes up. Or you can even ignore the duplicates! (Though I know I won’t, because PIRATES!)

Check back on the last Friday of each month (or occasionally the first day of a new month, when that falls on a Friday) for my History That Never Was writing prompts!

Day Word 1 Word 2 Word 3
1 workers mud flower
2 siren gigantic music
3 glossy king penguin
4 Star Wars day misty galaxy
5 symbiotic ethereal sun
6 doodle berserk moon
7 ghostly wealth phantom
8 mother fishing octopus
9 sealife bedroom waves
10 vibe stormy dream
11 superstar midnight treasure
12 mermaze garbage tropical
13 cyberpunk breath curse
14 cozy coffee fashion
15 pet filthy pirate
16 electronic gaming chocolate dolphin
17 emotional hurt shark
18 pirate marriage gothic
19 octopus motionless whale
20 diamond electrical seaweed
21 peace guitar trident
22 virtual world spooky jellyfish
23 warrior bread royalty
24 social butterfly milky love
25 relaxed auspicious crystal
26 double ponytail Capricorn shipwreck
27 fearful crack deep sea
28 ethnic chubby storm
29 comic book acidic death
30 impulsive icy light
31 potion brawny rainbow

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