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 31, 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: Pick a country you’ve never heard of or know next to nothing about. Write a story about going to that country.
- Kirsten Piccini: Paint-splattered jeans.
- Eric Storch: Unpacking from college yields an old T-shirt from high school. Whose is it and what kind of memories does it prompt?
- Kurt: My copy of “The Little, Brown Handbook” was neither little nor brown.
- Barb Black: “And the stories they told you were true, babe: your mom really went crazy. But that doesn’t have to be you.” -The Elected, “Greetings in Braille”
- Chelle: reconsidering
- Jester Queen: a lingering scent, a bus, a phone
- Michael: When it grew cold, I shut the door. But I left the window open, hoping possibilities might pour in with the night air.
- SAM: “People say they love a lot of things, but they really don’t. It’s just a word that’s been overused.” -Bob Dylan
- Katri: headache, shoes, season, an hour, and a garden.