Prompt Exchange June 23-28, 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 28, 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.

  • Jester Queen: All it needs is a little elbow grease.
  • Kat: Chad followed me from room to room singing his cow song while I picked up dirty laundry and cleaned litter boxes.
  • Diane: Use this metaphor to spark a poem or short story: a chest of childhood
  • SAM: The smell of gunpowder still hung in the air, even all these years later.
  • Michael: Grab a favorite book from your shelf. Open it to page 68 and count 7 lines. Add that line somewhere in your piece. Please share the book and the line in your required Scriptic text.
  • Grace O’Malley: “Think of writing as writing a letter to someone.” -Kurt Vonnegut. Write about mail, or post offices, or postal workers, or writing and receiving letters.
  • lisa: Pressing business, tonight at the brocade factory.
  • kgwaite: For 8 years she’d watched him and he never once noticed her. Well, today he’d have no choice but to notice her.
  • Barb Black: Lake Shore Drive, 1966