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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]

It happens. We all make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect, right?

But it’s not the mistakes that define you. It’s the way you recover for them. How you own up to them. How you, ultimately, take accountability for them. Right, Cher?

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So, this week, we demand an apology. Or, if “I’m sorry” is too much to ask, then just hit us with two other words that are much lower stakes.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: MY BAD

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using MY BAD 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 MY BAD. 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 Thursday April 7th at midnight EST.

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