Welcome to the prompt exchange for this week! If you signed up, you should have received your prompt via email.
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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 roundup. 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, January 3, 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.
- Michael Prompt: Cindy said that Mike was really a vampire, but I didn’t believe her. Mike didn’t sparkle.
- Julia Mae Prompt: I’m on the edge.
- David Wiley Prompt: A short drama set in a locale that is exotic to you.
- kgwaite Prompt: Snow
- daily shorts Prompt: Ask the questions that have no answers.–Wendell Berry
- Lisa D.B. Taylor Prompt: Think of something that you regret doing or not doing. Have your character do the opposite of what you did, and describe the outcome.
- Diane Prompt: The magpies arrived daily
- SAM Prompt: Holiday leftovers
- trencher Prompt: be a snowflake.
- Jordan Prompt: Write an awkward encounter with an old flame over the holidays. It could be a meeting under mistletoe, drunk dialing or texts, or an auto accident on the highway. Whatever peels your potato!
- femmefauxpas Prompt: “If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.”― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
- Tara Roberts Prompt: Once again, he had been let down. This year, he decided, things would be different.
- Kit Prompt: Planes, trains and automobiles
- Eric Storch Prompt: She had covered her tracks well but no one could hide from him forever.