Prompt Exchange June 30-July 5

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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, July 5, 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.

  • kgwaite: “How can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing?”  -John Lennon
  • FlamingNyx: Take someone whom you admire – fictional or real. Now, write a story detailing the ‘badness’ of that person.
  • Jester Queen: She laughed at him until the hairline cracks in his heart ripped violently apart, shattered into fragments smaller than grains of sand.
  • Barb Black: Ora wrote in his journal, ‘Sold 12 White Leghorn pullets for $45 and one yearling cock bird from breeding stock for $7.00. Tithe $5.20′. Then, he closed the books on September and turned over to a fresh page and wrote ‘October, 1919.’
  • SAM: Simon and Garfunkel sang, ‘We walked off to look for America…’ What do you think they found?
  • Andrea: Lift the flap.
  • Cheney: a black and white photograph, the edges curled and yellowed, found in an old empty Folgers coffee can
  • Carrie: Your entire life flashes before your eyes.
  • Michael: Open a new Google search window. Close your eyes and hit three random keys. See what is ‘suggested’ by Google. Pick one and write a 500 word story inspired by it. Don’t forget to tell us your inspiration!