PostSecret, according to Wikipedia is "an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard. Select secrets are then posted on the PostSecret website, or used for PostSecret's books or museum exhibits." You could take samples of PostSecret postcards and use them as writing prompts (write the story of the person who submitted this postcard), or you could create PostSecret cards for characters from literature.
Special thanks to Stephanie Krajicek for sharing this website at her BER seminar on Blogging, Wikis and Podcasts.
Warning: The PostSecret website is entirely inappropriate for students to view on their own. Do not let them roam free on it. Snag a few pictures from the site and put them into a Power Point presentation instead.
Dr. Jessica Pilgreen, Ed.D.