Rue|Lou Prompt Series: “If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”

For the 4/23/2020 prompt, Rue submitted ‘If your heart is broken, make art from the pieces” from the poet Shane Koyczan.

Below are the prompts submitted for this week. Thank you to all the participants!

Click on the links to read each individual submission.


“The grizzled old man sipped his ale and stared at the wall. It was bitter. But then, so was he.
He’d been in worse places, though not by much. It was little more than a mud hovel, bought and made into an inn by a clever merchant. Before then it was a farmhouse, but it lay along a busy road.”

Make Art from the Pieces of Your Broken Heart, Dewi Hargreaves

“It was a Tuesday when her heart broke.
There was nothing significant about that particular Tuesday. She wouldn’t even remember what day it was, if she hadn’t written it in her journal. She found it so odd that it would break on such a day, as Tuesdays have little to no meaning besides being the day after Monday, and far too early in the school week. 

With the Pieces, rue sparks 

“Hey love.
So… this is Mail No. 365 in this little series of ours. And this is our grand finale.

Make Me a Promise, Subvertiser

“Harry looks like he just saw the end of the world.
I stand and stagger away from him, the limp, drained body slipping from my hands. I don’t look down to see her glassy eyes staring at me. I don’t swallow the last mouthful of blood.
If Your Heart is Broken, Make Art With the PIeces, Lou Willingham