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Each week, we issue a writing prompt to our own staff, guest contributors, and readers like you. We welcome guest submissions, so if you’re interested in being featured or regularly contributing to the site, email your responses to kelaine.conochan [at]

The 7 Deadly Sins

We’re all guilty of committing sins. To err is human, after all. But some sins are more serious than others. Isn’t that right, Kevin Spacey?


Some of them are deadly, as we learned in Se7en, the 1995 thriller in which John Doe terrorizes a community and the best detectives down at the precinct. Though your parents’ lessons, or years of religious teachings didn’t get through to you, now you know them all by heart, don’t you?

Of course you do. Let’s see. There’s Lust. Greed. Sloth. Envy. Gluttony. Pride. And what was that last one? Brad?

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Wrath. Of course. How could we ever forget?

We want to read your original take on the 7 Deadly Sins. So, pick your poison—which sin will it be? Or collect the whole set, and write us something about all seven. Just send us a 400-700 word response to this week’s prompt and always, we’ll print the best submissions.

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