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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]

Hey hoops fans… It’s March!

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…but also, we’re going on Year 3 of a global pandemic, and there’s a land war in Europe. So, please excuse us if we’re continually slipping into complete and total madness.

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It’s honestly hard not to. So, let’s lean into it. Let’s go with the flow state of entropy. Let’s let our pens write us a story that speaks to our collective state.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: COMPLETE MADNESS

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using COMPLETE MADNESS 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 COMPLETE MADNESS. 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 Sunday March 20th at midnight EST.

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