408 Writing Prompts: Creative & Fun

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Writing prompts are used to help children and even adults express their thoughts.

The writing prompts compiled here will help tap into your child’s imagination.

It can be used as part of their daily journal, short story ideas, and many more.

Using creative and fun writing prompts like the ones below will also encourage your child’s willingness to write.

The writing prompts here are also suitable for older children and adults. Some of the questions are thought-provoking.

There are 10 writing prompts category in this blog :

  1. Personal
  2. Daily
  3. Home
  4. Fantasy
  5. Reddit writing prompts
  6. High school writing prompts
  7. Technology
  8. Quarantine edition
  9. Religious
  10. Health & fitness
  11. Other writing prompts

Let’s now take a look at all the different writing prompts to get those creative juices flowing.

1. Personal writing prompts:

The writing prompts here dives into very personal questions. It taps into your inner-self and often makes you reflect on your thoughts and feelings.

  1. What do you like most about yourself?
  2. Describe a moment where someone made you upset. What happened? How did you overcome that feeling?
  3. What would you like to change about yourself?
  4. What do others say about you that makes you special?
  5. What is your biggest talent?
  6. What is your biggest achievement? How did it make you feel? Who helped you to achieve your goals?
  7. What new skill would you like to learn this year?
  8. Write about your biggest addiction?
  9. Describe the strangest encounter you have ever had.
  10. What will you do with your life if there is a guarantee of success?
  11. What is your biggest lesson from the coronavirus?
  12. How can you turn your passion into work?
  13. How much do you love yourself?
  14. Write about a person you feel is very fragile
  15. What is the silliest sport ever invented?
  16. Describe your favorite food.
  17. Have you ever been caught doing something embarrassing ? Describe that event.
  18. What are the things you should let go of in your life?
  19. What activities make you feel relax?
  20. What do you feel like doing this summer? Where would you like to go? Who will be there with you? Describe your perfect summer
  21. What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now? Write a letter to your future self and describe what would you like to be doing in the future?
  22. Who is your mentor in life? Why do you consider that person a mentor?
  23. Do you believe in God? Do you think it is important to believe in God? Why?
  24. Describe a person you admire the most
  25. If you can spend the day with a celebrity, who would you choose? why?
  26. Describe your family. What do you like most about them?
  27. Describe your best friend. What do you like most about him/her?
  28. Do you think the world will ever be the same again? Why?
  29. What is the first thing you notice about a person? Why?
  30. Describe your most memorable birthday?
  31. Describe a moment that made you feel happy.
  32. What is your favorite hobby? Write about that hobby.
  33. If you could share one thing in your bedroom with someone else, what would it be?
  34. Write about the moment your parents trusted you with something that is considered big. For example, getting a new car or babysitting your siblings.
  35. Have you ever attended a concert? Describe your experience.
  36. If you are stranded on an island and can only bring one thing and one person with you, who and what would it be?
  37. Write about a teacher that has influenced your decisions in life.
  38. Write about a movie character that inspired you.
  39. Write a letter to the author of a book you recently read. How would you rate the book? What feedback can you give the author?
  40. What do you do when you feel challenged?
  41. If you can be a movie producer, what kind of movie would you produce? What would the storyline be about? Write about one of the characters in the movie.
  42. Write about your pet.
  43. What 3 things can you do to make the world a better place?
  44. What do you think the word “organic” means?
  45. Write about your favorite childhood memory.
  46. Have you tried something new recently? Write about it.
  47. Describe a situation that made you very happy recently.
  48. Describe situations that makes you feel anxious. What can you do to calm yourself when you are in those situations?
  49. Have you ever had your heart broken? Describe how you overcome that sadness.
  50. Write about a dream you recently had.
  51. What is your biggest fear? What can you do to overcome those fears?
  52. Do challenges scare you or do you see them as an opportunity?
  53. What are the things you would do differently if you knew you would not be judged for it?
  54. Do you think it’s hard for you to express how you feel? Why do you feel that way? Who is the person that you can always talk too?
  55. Describe what you are feeling right now.
  56. What are things I need to do to feel more confident about myself? Describe how you currently feel and how you can feel better.
  57. Imagine being told that you only have 10 days left to live. What will you in those 10 days?
  58. Describe something that you have done lately that made another person happy.
  59. If you were told that you can choose to live in a new place for 1 year, where will you go? Describe that place?
  60. Write about something that is worrying you or keeping you up at night? How can you stop worrying?
  61. What is your number one goal for next year? What can you do now to achieve that goal?
  62. Write about a life-changing event you may have faced.
  63. Who do you think has the best job in the world?
  64. Who do you think has the worst job in the world?
  65. If you can be good at something, what would that be?
  66. Describe something you love so much right now that you can’t imagine living without.
  67. What do you say to yourself when you have failed at something?
  68. Which is more important, money or happiness?
  69. Describe what is the best part about be a parent. Include the challenges faced by parents.
  70. Describe a situation where you felt lonely. What happened? How did you come out of the situation?
  71. If you can re-live this year, how would you do it differently?
  72. If there someone you dislike? Why do you dislike that person?What do you think that person will say about you?Can you change your mind about this person?
  73. Describe your biggest weakness. Why do you think it is a weakness?
  74. Describe things you love doing that make you forget about looking at your phone.
  75. Imagine being an employer for one day and you have to interview new people for your company. Write down the questions you would ask the candidates.
  76. Open the map and choose a country you would like to visit. Write down what fascinates you about that place.
  77. Write a letter to someone you are missing. Let them know how much you mean to them.
  78. What is your biggest motivation in life?
  79. Describe a person that had a big impact in your life.
  80. What is your biggest strength? Where did you get that strength from?
  81. Describe 3 things in your life that you need to let go so you can feel happier.
  82. Imagine being a teacher for one day. What would you like to teach? What makes you good at that subject?
  83. What inspires you?
  84. What holds you back from going after your dream?
  85. How much are you affected by the opinion of others about you?
  86. How will you spend your time if you have unlimited amount of money?
  87. What are the little things that made you smile today?
  88. Who made you laugh today? What did that person say/do to make you laugh? Describe the moment.
  89. What do you dislike the most about your daily routine?
  90. What is the best part of the weekends?
  91. Describe your biggest and darkest secret.
  92. Have you ever d0ne something that is dangerous? What was it?
  93. Have you ever lied to protect a friend? How did that it make you feel?
  94. What is the one thing you most happy about in your life?
  95. What do you like most about growing up? What do you think is the hardest part of growing up?
  96. What do you miss most about your childhood?
  97. If you can turn back time, where will you go?
  98. What do you view as a waste of money?

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2. Daily writing prompts: 

Here are daily writing prompts suitable to be added into your daily journal. It is also the best way to get kid’s talking about their day instead of asking them “how was your day?”.

  1. What do you love most about today?
  2. The worst thing that happened today?
  3. Did you show kindness to someone today?
  4. A person you smiled at today?
  5. How could you change today to be a better day?
  6. What new thing did you learn today?
  7. Did you try something new today?
  8. Did you meet anyone new today?
  9. What did you do today that made you feel good about yourself?
  10. Did you do anything today to nurture your soul?
  11. What inspired you today?
  12. What irritated you today?
  13. How did you start your day?
  14. Did everything today went according to plan?
  15. Describe what you ate today?
  16. Was someone kind to you today?
  17. How was the weather today?

3. Prompts about your home:

The writing prompt in this section is all about your house and what makes it special to you and your family.

  1. Describe your favorite spot at home.
  2. Describe your favorite thing to cuddle at home
  3. Describe the bed you sleep in
  4. Write about the view from your home
  5. Write about the things you can see in the room you are sitting in right now
  6. Describe the one thing you cannot live without.
  7. If today is the end of the world, what will you do?
  8. Describe what makes your home lovely
  9. If you can change something about your home what would it be?
  10. Write about your favourite furniture at home
  11. What can I do at home to show my family that I love them? Write about your contribution to your home.
  12. At what age do you want to retire?
  13. What does your retirement plan look like? Describe what will you be doing and where you will be staying.
  14. What does your dream home look like?
  15. Close your eyes for a moment, and think about the smell in your home. Describe that feeling
  16. If you can change the color paint of your home, what would it be? Why do you choose that color?
  17. Describe the people living in your home
  18. Do you think your home is the best? Why?
  19. What do you feel every time you enter your home after a long day outside?
  20. Which room do you dislike the most?
  21. Open the windows in your home. What sounds can you hear? Describe them.
  22. If you can plant any trees in your back garden, what will you plant? What will your garden look like?
  23. What does the outside of your house look like?
  24. Do you like the room you are currently sitting?
  25. Describe what your neighborhood looks like.

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4. Reddit writing prompts: 

The questions below are inspired by writing prompts posted on Reddit.

  1. You wake up and find yourself as Alice in Wonderland, what happens next?
  2. You found a dragon living right next door. What happens next?
  3. Harry Potter is now your best friend. How do you spend your day with him?
  4. You can invent a new planet. You can choose the type of people living in it. Describe what your new planet will look like.
  5. Describe what a world without electricity would look like.
  6. You are not sure it is real.
  7. You walked into a man-hole in a desert.
  8. You found out that in heaven you are judged based on promises you broke.
  9. Your pet can suddenly talk, what is it saying to you?
  10. You discovered a genie in a bottle, what are the 3 things you wished for?
  11. You develop superhero powers overnight, describe the power you acquired?
  12. You dialed the wrong number. The person on the other hand sounded like they needed help. What happens next?
  13. You turned into a robot. What can you do as a robot?
  14. The world suddenly froze, except for you. What happens next?
  15. You find yourself being able to fly. Where would you go? Why?
  16. You woke up one day and you find yourself being a famous YouTuber. Everyone followed you. How do you think you will live your life?
  17. Lockness Monster came to live. What happens next?
  18. I heard a loud bang, smoke came out of the garage. I ran out. What happens next?
  19. A stranger left a gift for you on your doorstep. Describe what happens next.
  20. FBI agenct came to your home and accused you of spreading false information. Finish the story.
  21. You wake up as a millionaire. What will you do with all that money? What is the first thing you would do?
  22. Write a story that ends in the year 3000.
  23. Write about a fish who suddenly started flying.
  24. You were walking home and met an alien spaceship. What happens next?
  25. You are the only person living on an abandoned island. Describe what your day looks like.
  26. Everyone in the world woke up with amnesia. Only you remember everything. Describe what you did next
  27. You sat in a rocket that is about to go to the moon. The engine starts, the world is watching but you felt like running out of the rocket out of fear. What happens next.
  28. You are about to launch a new business. Describe what the business is about.
  29. Describe what the world would look like if the sun stops shining.
  30. Imagine being an author of a book, what kind of book would you write about? Describe the storyline of the book.
  31. One day everyone woke up with extra hands. What happens next?
  32. All the forests and plans disappeared. What do you think will happen to the world?
  33. You woke up one day and your friends and family have gone missing. What happens next?
  34. An alien took over your school, but you managed to escape. Describe how you escaped from being captured by aliens.
  35. It is now the year 2070, using the internet is illegal. What does a world without the internet feel like?
  36. You woke up one morning and found out that you are the only person left on earth. What happens next?
  37. The tooth fairy came and took all of your teeth. How did you get it all back?
  38. You find yourself sitting on the same table with King Arthur. Describe what did you next?
  39. If you can go back in age, to what era would you like to go back too?
  40. Describe what roads will look like, when cars start flying.

12. Fantasy writing prompts: 

  1. You got stuck in a museum for one night. What happens next?
  2. You woke up and suddenly became much bigger than everyone else. What happens next?
  3. You found a crystal ball that could tell you what is going to happen to you in the future. What do you think it would say?
  4. The Grange took over Christmas. Santa is stuck and contacted you to deliver presents. What happens next?
  5. Can you describe a picture that is worth 1000 words?
  6. You hired an investigator to investigate a person. Describe who you asked to investigate and why. Include in your writing what the outcome of the investigation was.
  7. You find yourself being trapped inside a magic show. Everyone is watching you. The magician is about to cut you. What happens next?
  8. You discovered a hidden treasure in your back garden. What happens next?
  9. You find yourself riding a unicorn. What happens next?
  10. You accidentally found a time machine. You pressed the wrong button. The next thing you know you are in the pyramid. What happens next?
  11. Rewrite the story of Cinderella from the stepsister’s point of view.
  12. If you can combine two animals to become one, what would it be? What amazing things can the animals do?
  13. The wrong pice kissed sleeping beauty. What happens next?
  14. Rewrite the story of three little pigs from the point of view of the wolf.
  15. You woke up in the morning and suddenly everyone turned into a robot except for you. What happens next?
  16. You have been invited to join a spaceship by Aliens. Would you go? What happens on your trip?
  17. You landed on the moon but your rocket engine failed and you are stuck in the moon. What happens next?
  18. If you could trade places with a famous sport’s person whose place would you like to take?
  19. You have the power to become invisible for one day. What would you do that day?

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6. Inspirational writing prompts: 

  1. Open a book closest to you, pick the first word you see and write about that word.
  2. Type in quotes on Google, read the first quote that comes up, Write what that quote means to you.
  3. Write about the moment the world came together and showed solidarity.
  4. Describe an event where everyone fought for the same cause.
  5. Do you think there can still be peace when war exist?
  6. Describe the moment you stood up against a bully.
  7. Write about a pet that changed the life of its owner
  8. Write about a moment you thought you were doing something right but realized you were wrong all along.
  9. What are your biggest values in life?
  10. Write about an issue that no one cares about right now.
  11. Write about the difference between values and morals
  12. Do you think social values changes over a generation? What do you think today’s generation value the most?
  13. How are people’s ideas and values influenced by others?
  14. What is the biggest dilemma being faced by the world?
  15. Do you think WHO and other UN organizations makes a difference in this world?
  16. Write about a time where your values are being challenged
  17. Imagine you and your friend getting lost in Disneyland. All the characters suddenly come to life. What happens next?
  18. Pick a movie that you like and rewrite the ending of that movie
  19. Write a story about the friendship of a bunny and a little girl.
  20. Open a newspaper app. Read the first headline. Describe that headline in your own words.
  21. Does luck exist? Or is it just 100% hard work?
  22. Imagine being a reporter for one day. Describe an event you would like to share with others.
  23. If you can be the leader of your country, what would you change about your country?
  24. What makes you angry about your country?
  25. What empowers you?
  26. “What doesn’t break you, makes you stronger”. What do you think is the meaning of this quote?
  27. Write about someone famous you admire. Why do you admire him/her?
  28. What does a world of no fear and stress look like? How do people spend their time?
  29. What is the best advice someone has ever told you?
  30. Do you think soulmates are real?
  31. You have been assigned to solve one of the world’s biggest crisis. Which crisis would you solve? How will you do it? Why is this crisis important to you?
  32. God started charging money for each prayer. Do you think people will continue praying? What is the alternative?
  33. What is the best way to measure success?
  34. Can money buy hapiness?
  35. Describe a situation where you have overcome a failure. What did you to overcome it? Did anyone help you?
  36. Is asking for help a sign of weakness?
  37. When they say you have to live in the moment, what do you think this means?
  38. They say charity starts at home. What do you think this means?
  39. Imagine having the power to pause time. What will you do with that extra time?
  40. Write about a quote that inspires you. Where did you read that quote?
  41. What do you think having a growth mindset means?
  42. Do you think the world is a fair place?
  43. The dog ate my homework. What happens next?
  44. What is your biggest dream? How far are you from achieving that dream?
  45. Think of yourself 10 years from now, what advice would you give to yourself?
  46. If you can donate a big amount of money to a charity of your choice, which charity would you donate too?
  47. Why do you think the work that is being done by this charity important to you?
  48. Do you believe that in order to progress you need to be able to learn how to accept failure?
  49. What does inequality mean to you?
  50. Do you think it’s possible to lie without saying anything?
  51. Is crying a sign of weakness or strength? why?
  52. What do you think is the meaning of freedom? Are people really free?
  53. Which national hero do you admire the most? Why?
  54. What are the biggest challenges faced by today’s generation?
  55. Describe 3 things you can do to make your life happier.
  56. If you could spend a day with someone that has passed away, who would it be?Why is this person important to you.

7. High School Prompts:

  1. The writing prompts below are all about high school memories and encouraging children to reflect on positive memories.
  2. What is your favorite high school memory
  3. Write a short poem about your friends
  4. What do you think friendship means?
  5. Describe your favorite high school teacher.
  6. What will you miss most about being in high school?
  7. What will you not miss about high school?
  8. Write about your classroom.
  9. Describe your favorite subject in school.
  10. Who had the biggest influence on your decisions?
  11. How do you see yourself 10 years from now?
  12. What would you like to tell your future self about your life?
  13. Write about your best high school memory.
  14. Who will you miss the most after leaving high school?
  15. Do you think it’s hard being a teenager that is glued to social media?
  16. What was your biggest challenge in high school?
  17. If you can change something about your high school what would it be?
  18. Describe your school.
  19. If you can change your behavior in high school, what would it be?
  20. Have you ever stood up for a friend in high school?
  21. Have you ever fought for something you believe in?
  22. What is your favorite graduation memory?
  23. If you can re-do high school how will you do it differently?
  24. Is there anything about high school you would like to change?
  25. If you were the principal of your school, how will you do things differently?
  26. Write about the new morals and values you learned in high school?
  27. Do you think high school is a difficult period?
  28. Would you ever want to re-live high school?
  29. If you can teach a subject in high school what would you teach?
  30. What have you learned about yourself in high school?
  31. Did you ever submit to peer pressure?
  32. How much does your friends influence you?
  33. Who inspired you the most in high school?
  34. How has high school inspired to you to work hard in life?
  35. What would you advise someone who is about to enter high school?
  36. Your biggest fear in high school?

 

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8. Religious prompts:

  1. Do you believe in Karma? Why?
  2. If God can talk to to you directly now, what would he say to you?
  3. Can you imagine a world without God? What does that look like?
  4. If God exists why is there still injustice?
  5. Are suffering and pain needed so people remember God?
  6. Is there a difference between someone that is spiritual and someone that is religious?
  7. What is your favorite religious text?
  8. Do you think you are religious? Why?
  9. Write a story about a boy who is trying to strengthen his faith.
  10. If you can meet God right now what would you say to him/her?
  11. Was there ever a time you felt God was holding your hand? Describe that moment.
  12. Do you think reincarnation is real? Describe your thoughts on this.
  13. Why is it important to respect all religion?
  14. Do you think people should follow the religion they are born into? Or do you think it’s ok to try out different religions?
  15. Why is religion imp0rtant?
  16. What do you think heaven looks like?

9. Technology prompts:

The writing prompts in the section below focuses on technology on our daily life. It will get you or children thinking about their use of technology and how it forms their thoughts and decision.

  1. What would you like to change about the internet?
  2. If you can reinvent Google, how would you make it different?
  3. What is the best/worst thing about social media?
  4. Describe what an ideal social media app looks like to you?
  5. Do you think the internet can ever be 100% safe for all users?
  6. Do you think we should have an online police force to guard people who are browsing online from scammers?
  7. Imagine you are Marc Zuckerberg, how would you chance Facebook?
  8. Is cyberbullying different from physical bullying? Which is worst?
  9. How do you think your day would look like without the internet?
  10. If you have to disconnect for a week. What would you do? Where will you go? How will this make you feel?
  11. Do you think the world is more connected or disconnected?
  12. Log in to one of your social media accounts and describe what the first post you see is all about.
  13. Scroll through your social media for 5 minutes and write how it made you feel.
  14. Imagine that you posted a video of someone without consent and it went viral. What do you think would happen next?
  15. What does consent mean to you?
  16. What is the worst thing you have ever read or seen online?
  17. Do you think social media shapes the way you think or behave?
  18. Do influencers have a lifestyle or do they adjust their lifestyle according to what people want to see?
  19. Are online influencers real or fake?

 

10. Quarantine edition prompts:

  1. How has the pandemic changed the world?
  2. What is the biggest lesson from all this?
  3. What do you like most about staying at home?
  4. What is your biggest challenge about staying at home?
  5. Who do you think are the real heroes during all this situation?
  6. What can you do to help others during the pandemic?

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11. Health & Fitness writing prompts : 

This writing prompts focuses on your physical and mental well-being. It is an important aspect of your life so start writing about it.

  1. What are your fitness goals this year?
  2. Describe a time where you did not follow health advice and put your own life at risk
  3. How important is it to have a healthy living habit?
  4. Do you think being a vegan is over-rated?
  5. How healthy is fast-food?
  6. Write about things you can do to become healthy?
  7. Why is it important to take care of your mental health?
  8. What can you do to nurture your soul?
  9. What is the biggest challenge of being healthy?
  10. What can you change today that will make you healthier?
  11. Write about your weekly diet.
  12. Describe how stress can impact your health.
  13. How would you describe your overall fitness?
  14. What kind of exercise do you enjoy the most?
  15. How important is it to be surrounded by positivity for your mental health?
  16. Do you think social media causes mental anxiety?
  17. Write about your journey of becoming healthier?
  18. If you are the mayor of your town, what would you change so people can become healthier?
  19. Why is it so easy to live an unhealthy life?
  20. How much do you think it cost you when you are living an unhealthy life?
  21. Write about how other people affect your life?
  22. Reflect on your lifestyle in the past one month.
  23. What new healthy habits can you pick up for the rest of the year?
  24. What drags you down from living a healthy life?
  25. Do you think there should be more education on people’s health?
  26. Is the government doing enough to inform people on the dangers of fast food?

 

12. Other prompts:

  1. What does the word recycle mean to you?
  2. If you can choose one topic to talk about for one day, what topic would you choose? Describe why the topic interests you and what you will talk about.
  3. What do you think is the meaning of love?
  4. Switch on the TV and write about the first advertisement that you see.
  5. Write about the last song you listened too.
  6. Describe the life of your favorite actor
  7. If there’s a positive rumor you can start, what would it be?
  8. What do you think people will be nostalgic about in 20 years from now?
  9. What are the unwritten rules of being a child?
  10. If animals can talk what funny things would they say?
  11. Where is the strangest place you have ever visited? Describe why that place is strange
  12. What is the weirdest thing you have seen recently?
  13. Have you ever called a wrong number? Describe what happened in that phone call.
  14. What can you contribute to the local community to make it a better place for everyone?
  15. If you can rewrite the lyrics of a song, which song would you rewrite? What would the new lyrics be?
  16. Describe what you had for dinner last night. Be specific about the taste and texture of the food.
  17. If you can choose one thing you can do for a living, what would it be?
  18. You have the power to rebuild earth, what would it look like?
  19. Write a thank you letter to someone you are grateful for in your life.
  20. Write a song lyric that begins with the word “sorry”.
  21. Write a poem that starts with the word “Hello”.
  22. If you can have anything for your birthday, what would you wish for?
  23. Which holiday season is the worst? Why?
  24. What are the biggest challenges being faced by Millenials?
  25. If you can have one dream that would come true, what would it be?
  26. What do you admire most about your parents?
  27. What do you like to change about your parents?
  28. Do you believe in true love?
  29. Describe the people you are thankful for in your life.
  30. Describe the scariest animal in the world.
  31. Take a picture of the first thing you see when you walk out of the house. Write about that picture
  32. Write about the most beautiful beach you have ever visited.
  33. Write about your favorite family vacation
  34. Write about a disastrous holiday you have ever experienced
  35. Review a product you recently bought.
  36. Write a thank-you note to the director of your favorite movie
  37. Imagine helping the police solve a mystery. What is it about?
  38. You can become a detective for one day. What would you investigate?
  39. Imagine if plants start talking, what would they say?
  40. You went for a walk with your dog. It started barking because it heard a strange noise. What happens next?
  41. Write about an anniversary that is special to you.
  42. Write about a surprise you recently got?
  43. Describe an event that made you feel sad recently?
  44. Write about the first object you see from where you sitting right now.
  45. Describe 3 things in your life that is valuable to you.
  46. Write about the best picnic you have ever had
  47. Write about a kindness you shared with someone. How did it make you feel.
  48. Write a letter to your favorite teacher. Thank him/her for their hard work.
  49. Write an apology letter to someone you may have hurt recently
  50. Write about your first visit to a foreign country?
  51. What do you think is the best language to learn? Why do you feel this language is important?
  52. You woke up one morning and find yourself in the size of the baby. What happens next?
  53. Write about a moment in your life where you never gave up.

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