Prompt Images

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 word “host” has, well, a host of meanings.

The person who welcomes you into their home.

The body on which a parasite feasts.

A master of ceremonies.

And with that kind of range, it’s no wonder that HOST is the creative writing prompt for this week.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: HOST

Looking for something to write about? This week, we’re looking for new posts (and new writers) using the prompt of HOST.

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 HOST. It can be a personal essay, a poem, short story, script, or anything else original and fresh. 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 Wednesday, March 11th at midnight EST.

The Prompt Staff

learn more
Share this story
About The Prompt
A sweet, sweet collective of writers, artists, podcasters, and other creatives. Sound like fun?
Learn more