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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 bell rings. And somehow the day has started, but not really. Sure, you’re required to be there, to raise your hand or announce, “Present!” when your teacher says your name. But there’s no instruction or assignment beyond just showing up.

And yet, homeroom is a place where rumors start. Where students are sorted, so they can form friendships of alphabetical convenience or enemies of proximity. What a strange place for our story to begin.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: HOMEROOM

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

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