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Farsick



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Is it possible to feel homesick for a place that you have never been to before? The Germans think so—they even have a word for it: 'Fernweh'.

For this prompt, write about a time when you experienced fernweh—a time when you felt "far-sick" for a place.
As you begin writing, keep the following in mind:
  • This place could be ANYWHERE. It doesn't necessarily have to be another country or far-off geographical destination. Perhaps this place is just over the mountain range from your home, or just outside the city limits.
  • Think BROADLY. Perhaps this homesick feeling is tied to a time in history before you were born, or a moment in your life that you haven't yet lived, or a person you haven't yet met.
  • Tie setting to MOOD. How have you used atmosphere and emotion in this piece to draw the reader in?
For inspiration, check out exemplar work by clos.