Prompt Exchange October 12-18, 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, October 18, 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.

  • Supermaren: “Use this line of dialogue verbatim in your response: ‘I like a girl who can kick my ass.’”
  • kgwaite: “The peacock and the mouse.”
  • Diane: “Take Cinderella and make her evil. Now make her step mother and sisters good. Give me the story.”
  • Carrie: “A bright flash, a loud bang, and…”
  • Grace O’Malley: “Don’t be concerned that the people don’t know you, be concerned that you don’t know the people.’ –Confucius”
  • SAM: “Phillip Larkin, ‘This Be the Verse’”
  • Trencher: “You’ve been nailed.”
  • David Wiley: “Write about a discovery during an unguarded moment at sunrise.”
  • Christine: “He believed that magic wasn’t real until the day…”
  • Cheney: “Anna Akhmatova wrote: ‘You will hear thunder and remember me, | And think: “she wanted storms.”‘ Tell us more.”
  • Laura: “The ground rushed toward her, and when she met it there was no pain, only the darkness of the end. (Kill your darling.)”
  • Jester Queen: “I wanted my life to start – but in those rare moments when it seemed like something might actually change, panic shot through me.’ –Curtis Sittenfeld”
  • Michael: “Cold air blew in from the front of the house, and I knew before I went into the kitchen that the door had been open all night.”
  • Eric Storch: “Sometimes I don’t consider myself very good at life, so I hide in my profession.’ –Kurt Vonnegut”