"When you stretch the truth,
watch out for the snapback."
Let's brainstorm some ideas for interpreting the prompt genuine. Real, honest, sincere, flawless, authentic, true. The opposite of fake or counterfeit or artificial. You could create a journal page divided into two parts. On one part, explore your own authentic words, writing, thoughts, documentation. On the other half, use alphabet stamps, a typewriter, print words from the computer, cut found poetry, as if it were manufactured and published. Or tell two stories, one fake, one real. Let the reader guess which is which!
Other ideas to pursue in the word-portion of your pages... What does it mean to be a genuine person? How do you know if someone is true and authentic? What are the clues, the subtle hints, the warning signs of insincerity? Are you a good friend to your own friends? What aspect of the "you" that most people know is most authentic?
Per Wiktionary, "Belonging to, or proceeding from the original stock; native; hence, not counterfeit, spurious, false, or adulterated; authentic; real; natural; true; pure."
Go to the Muse30 Index to see the full series.