Unlock the Muse – October 15, 2019

I love the fall. The world around me has changed its appearance. Trees are disguised as living torches, and the morning sun is concealed by clinging fog. It is a beautiful time, full of mystery and transition. A time when anything is possible and the alter ego is let loose.

Here’s your writing prompt for this week:

Pretend you’re forced to dye your hair. Why are you being forced? What color would you choose? How do you think your friends would react?

Why would you dye your hair? Hide your identity? Practical joke? Now it’s your character’s turn. Give one of them a reason to dye their hair – or force them to do it. How do other characters react to this change?

I think I’ll go with purple. Or electric blue.


Give (someone or oneself) a different appearance in order to conceal one’s identity.

A means of altering one’s appearance or concealing one’s identity.

As a verb, the word disguise dates back to around 1300 meaning “to conceal the personal identity of by changes of guise or usual appearance, with the intent to deceive,” from the Old French desguiser (change one’s appearance).
(from etymonline.com)

Happy writing!

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