Prompt Exchange, October 20-25, 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 25, 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.

  • Eric Storch: “‘There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.’ –George Bernard Shaw”
  • Kurt: “He was known as the ‘accidental sorcerer.’”
  • Cheney: “The ocean inside a bottle.”
  • Lance: “Write about what it’s like on the dark side of the moon.”
  • kgwaite: “Little hand says it’s time to rock and roll.”
  • Talia: “I keep looking backwards over my shoulder. I like what I see.”
  • Michael Webb: “‘I want you to save me.’”
  • dailyshorts: “‘Guitar is the best form of self expression I know. Everything else, and I’m just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life.’ -Slash”
  • femmefauxpas: “Describe a time when your (or your character’s) failure turned out to be a blessing in disguise.”
  • SAM: “He couldn’t see beyond the flames.”
  • Diane: ‘Things are not what they seem.”
  • Jester Queen: “Tell a story about your favorite color, or the things and emotions you associate with it.”
  • Wendryn: “Before you bite me, there’s something you should know…”
  • Grace O’Malley: “‘It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.’ – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)”
  • Caitlin: “Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest. Nimue is getting relationship advice from Ariel in the cloven pine. Merlin is sulking at the top of an oak, and they’re all drinking strawberry wine.”