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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’s February. And here in the Northern Hemisphere, that means it’s still the husky days of winter, where we’re cold and tired and droopy and mopey and pale. Unless you’re one of the few species of animals smart enough to fatten up, burrow down, and escape the winter altogether.

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To all the brilliant critters that hibernate, just snoozing their way to better weather and brighter days:

This week, our writing prompt is a testament to you.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: HIBERNATE

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using HIBERNATE 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 HIBERNATE. 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 Monday February 21st at midnight EST.

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