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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]

We’ve heard lots about the political divide in this country. About how we can’t seem to agree on what facts are true, what is accurate, who we can trust. But here’s the one thing that can unite us all.

Glitter should be outlawed. Right? On this we can all agree: Left and right. Red and blue. Black and white. Boomer and Zoomer. And so, in the name of unity, we introduce our very first photo prompt. Because if a picture is worth a thousand words, then surely this one can conjure 400-700 for you to submit.


This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using the following image as our prompt:

If you’ve got an inspired ideas about how to respond to this week’s prompt, send us your submission of 400-700 words. Write us anything that comes to mind when you think of THIS IMAGE. It can be a personal essay, a poem, short story, script, or anything else original and fresh. Ironic or sincere, real or imagined—just make it worth our while and we’ll publish it, include it in our newsletter, and give you the chance to join the creative, talented staff writers here at The Prompt.

Email your responses to by Friday November 12th at midnight EDT.

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