On the first Wednesday of each month, I'll post an image or a written prompt for you to use as a writing warm-up. Use the photo or written prompt to inspire a poem, flash fiction, short story, or anything else you'd like to try. If you successfully submit your piece for publication, please let me know so I can take a peek at your creation.
When my husband and I visited the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, the final resting place of Michelangelo and Galileo, we were greeted by an imposing sculpture of Dante. Florence is a good place to become acquainted with Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) best known as the author of the epic poem, The Divine Comedy, and widely recognized as a major influence on western literature. Trained as an apothecary and deeply involved in Florentine politics that ultimately resulted in hi