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THE PROMPT
The Prompt is a creative community that showcases unique voices.

People hungry to create. Writers. Podcasters. Artists.

Maybe even you.

Our mission
We’re here to inspire creators to create. The Prompt is a place to put your best ideas and creative output.

It’s a place to get inspired. To share your voice, your best ideas, and your unique perspective.

What’s your story? We can't wait to hear it.
"YOU CAN'T USE UP CREATIVITY. THE MORE YOU USE, THE MORE YOU HAVE." — Maya Angelou
Meet the
PROMPTERS
Zach Straus
Zach Straus peaked at 15 and is mostly held together by masking tape.
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Zach Straus
Josh Bard
Josh Bard is a guy. A sports guy, an ideas guy, a wise guy, a funny guy, a Boston guy, and sometimes THAT guy. Never been a Guy Fieri guy, though.
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Josh Bard
Kelaine Conochan
The editor-in-chief of this magazine, who should, in all honesty, be a gym teacher. Don’t sleep on your plucky kid sister.
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Kelaine Conochan
Jesse Stone
Jesse B. Stone loves science and writing. Apologies if you were looking for the "Jesse Stone" played by Tom Selleck in the CBS movies.
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Jesse Stone
Mike Stiriti
Mike Stiriti once dreamed of anchoring SportsCenter back when that was a thing. Now he just tries to be funny.
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Mike Stiriti
That's Debatable
The official podcast of The Prompt, featuring Davo and Cali, former college roommates, as they agree, disagree, and break down the issues of the day. Intro track used with permission from the badass GoGo Brass Funk band, The Brass-a-holics: www.brass-a-holics.com
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That's Debatable
Jillian Conochan
Jillian Conochan is a professional amateur; writing and editing just happen to be two current pursuits. Opinion range: strong to DNGAF.
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Jillian Conochan
Jared Hutchinson
Jared Hutchinson thanks you for letting him be Mice Elf for once.
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Jared Hutchinson
Jack O'Shea
Jack O'Shea was voted "Most Likely to be a Great Dad" in high school. He likes to drink Mountain Dew in his spare time.
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Jack O'Shea
Scott Snowman
Scott Snowman is an ISTJ with an MA, and is usually MIA or AFK IRL. Interrobang him and win a prize.
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Scott Snowman
MK McWeeney
MK once drew herself as Michael Jordan’s daughter for back-to-school night to tell her parents she no longer wanted to be theirs.
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MK McWeeney
Erin Vail
Erin is the 2003 West Reading Elementary Geography Bee champion, a TV obsessive, and never not thinking about Buffalo sports.
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Erin Vail
Elijah Sloan
Writer of societal manifestos, ransom notes, bomb-making manuals, secession declarations, new constitutions, and children's picture books.
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Elijah Sloan
Gavin Lippman
Baltimore native who is always searching for that next adventure and a new story to tell.
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Gavin Lippman
Jessica is a former stage actor who now has a real paycheck, health care and 2 strapping Yankee kiddoes. She’s lived in NYC, Chicago, and DC but prefers a Maine crabcake above any other.
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Jessica Dunton Fidalgo
Justin Jenkins
I’m a California boy who’s an undergrad at Howard University. I religiously work out, write, and turn up with my squad. #BlackLivesMatter
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Justin Jenkins
Melissa Wyatt
Boasting with Philly pride, I’m a loud-mouthed Italian mama striving to achieve the perfect combination of marketing guru with a hint of Julia Child, Martha Stewart, and Beyonce.
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Melissa Wyatt
Brian McGackin
‪Poet Brian McGackin is the author of BROETRY and DEATH IN THE RICK. He lives in Los Angeles and drinks a lot of Guinness.‬
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Brian McGackin
Matt Guttentag
Matt Guttentag is looking for his keys.
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Matt Guttentag
Lauren McMahon
Lauren lives in DC and knows the name of every dog on her block, but none of the humans.
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Lauren McMahon
Justin D. Wright
Justin is a composer and producer in Brooklyn, NY who is both tall and coordinated. His heart occasionally explodes with love, etc.
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Justin D. Wright
Dennis Mersmann
Dennis is an aspiring English teacher and still listens to ska music. He lives in DC, which is fine.
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Dennis Mersmann
Shannon Vail
The number one authority on giant squids and can eat 6-14 boxes of pasta a day according to a recent Twitter poll.
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Shannon Vail
Jay Kasten
A writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles just waiting for anybody to let him do those things.
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Jay Kasten
Jessie Rosen
Jessie Rosen is the writer behind the blog 20-Nothings and storytelling series SUNDAY NIGHT SEX TALKS. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her dog, and the complete works of Nora Ephron.
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Jessie Rosen
John Barnes
John Barnes has a B.S. in geography and recently severely burnt his thumb playing with fireworks in a storm drain in Northern Virginia.
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John Barnes
Jenna Billingsley
Jenna Billingsley, equal parts morbid and funny, with a twist of awkward.
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Jenna Billingsley
Greg Tindale
By day, a mild mannered Realtor. By night, a writer, director & producer of TV & Movies, plus live comedy at Washington Improv Theater.
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Greg Tindale
Jenna Godfrey
Jenna Godfrey is too chill to be a hater. Too hype to wait for later. Too lazy to make another rhyme.
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Jenna Godfrey
Billy Hafferty
Billy Hafferty is probably still hanging out of the passenger side of his best friend's ride trying to holler at you.
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Billy Hafferty
Meg Kearns
Meg's taste in TV ranges from angsty tween to middle-aged British lady. Known for getting in fights in defense of the Lost finale.
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Meg Kearns
Craig Williams
Craig Williams hasn't stopped giggling about that fart he heard in the fourth grade.
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Craig Williams
Monica McNutt
Ex-college hooper turned sports person. Life goal: be the voice of a key character in an animated movie, like Crush in Finding Nemo.
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Monica McNutt
Mike Vaughan-Cherubin
A lover of life from upstate NY. Currently DC chillin'. Days spent at the intersection of sport & youth development or sun & pavement.
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Mike Vaughan-Cherubin
Dave Berry
Dave Berry is funny and a writer, but not related to Dave Barry. Those are different names and that would also just be weird.
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Dave Berry
Corcoran Street Kitchen
You're all familiar with surly economist Emily Thomas? Well, this is her delicious side hustle: corcoranstreetkitchen.blogspot.com.
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Corcoran Street Kitchen
Dan Helinek
Dan Helinek is the lesser twin. He tries to forget this by hiking very long distances. It doesn’t work.
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Dan Helinek
Patrick Zhou
It took 42 minutes to draft this 140-character bio and, since I lack time management skills and any semblance of brevity, this is all I coul
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Patrick Zhou
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