Prompt Exchange, September 14 – September 20, 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, September 20, 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.


  • Andrea Prompt: Write a limerick about how your day went.
  • Cameron Prompt: One of life’s best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. – Robert Fulghum
  • Carrie Prompt: Warp and weft.
  • Cheney Prompt: Some are mathematicians, some are carpenters’ wives. (from Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up in Blue,” no need to use the quote, just be inspired by it)
  • Diane Prompt: Blood rained down from the ceiling, but Jack refused to acknowledge it. His wife came in for breakfast and looked up. “Stupid demon,” she muttered. “Can we just eat at I-Hop today?”
  • Eric Storch Prompt: Pitter patter, / Lightning spree / People of the mist / I summon thee!
  • Grace O’Malley Prompt: A secret scrap of paper is discovered within the pages of a book.
  • Jester Queen Prompt: Tell the story of a shark attack.
  • kgwaite Prompt: You stumble across this little critter ( ) and he has an important message for you. What is it?
  • Michael Prompt: The road construction was making it impossible to leave the city.
  • SAM Prompt: “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Johnson
  • Tara Roberts Prompt: Memento Mori
  • Wendryn Prompt: “I have a simple philosophy. Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. And scratch where it itches.” – Alice Roosevelt Longworth (You don’t have to use the actual quote.)

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