Prompt exchange June 16-21, 2012

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Welcome to the prompt exchange for this week! If you signed up, you should have received your prompt via email. If you didn’t receive an email, please check your spam folder. If you still can’t find it, please send us an email at and we will check it out.

There aren’t many rules. Write something that responds to the prompt. Include the footer; the information for that is in the email, too. If you are on Twitter, please tweet your response and make sure to give credit to the person who gave you the prompt. Once you are done, post a link in the comments here so we can read your work and include it in the weekly round-up. If your response to a prompt completely blows us away, we may ask you to submit a piece to Scriptic for publishing.

The deadline is Thursday, June 21, at midnight Eastern time.

Here is a list of people who signed up for this week, and the prompts to which they’ve been assigned. If your name isn’t on the list, please visit this page to sign up for next week.

  • Kameko Murakami: Guilt
  • FlamingNyx: She followed the light from the lighthouse through the fog.
  • SAM: “Something major happens in your life and your perspective changes.” Tell us a story where you detail the person’s thought process and emotional response.
  • Chimnese: Your life changed too quickly with the unexpected arrival of your spouses teenage sons. Before you can catch your breath, you discover one of them has a sinister secret.
  • Diane: “Trust is like a mirror – once its broken, its never seen the same again and no matter how hard you try to put it back together, the cracks will always show.”
  • Kat: The perfect picnic
  • Amy I. Bloom: Weave a story around this mixed proverb: “Bad news cures all things.”
  • Carrie: Write a complaint letter from the voice of a fictional character. For example, Holden Caulfield writes a nasty letter to Verizon for a high phone bill.
  • lisa: the importance of a birthmark
  • Wendryn: Her smile could light up the world on even it’s darkest day.
  • Chelle: Pull out the nearest book, open it to the sixth page, take the fourth sentence, and incorporate that into a piece of fiction.
  • kgwaite: a blue blanket, a picture, a thunderstorm
  • Barb Black: Take one line of poetry and build a story around it.
  • Michael: Write something based on The Killers’ song “Human” –
  • Supermaren: A woman is talking on a cell phone outside of a department store. Her eyes and face are red. She is crying.. What just happened?
  • Jester Queen: two turntables and a microphone
  • Liz Culver: Monday morning, the sun rose, the world turned, and my dog brought me a fleshy human hand from the creek.