A writing prompt I received once, back in the day, was “Your memories of childhood will be surgically removed next Friday, write something to preserve those you wish to keep”. Hmmm, that’s a little tame for me nowadays. How about we shake this old favourite up a bit?
I want you to write about why and/or how those memories are to be removed. What disease or other problem requires this memory removal? Is it contagious? Do other people have it? Is it common, uncommon but not unknown, or bizarrely rare and only six years of visits to specialists got you to this diagnosis? Why will this save you?
Or how is it being done? Is this a scalpel kind of surgery, or lasers, or physic powers? Who is doing it, and are their goals pure?
Is it you, your partner, child, or parent losing these memories?
How will life be after?
Let’s see how crazy we can get with childhood memory removals!
Post the fiction to your own site and link back here in the comments so we can all check it out and enjoy.