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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]

Free? As in, zero dollars. Really? You’re just giving this to me? No charge? Wow. That’s generous. Thoughtful.

So, who’s spotting this? The house? What the heck does that even mean? ON the house? Who’s on the house? Isn’t that dangerous? It sounds precarious to just be standing up there. What if there’s a change in weather? What if you slip?

Bottom line, thank you. I’ll write a story in your honor.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: ON THE HOUSE

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using ON THE HOUSE 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 ON THE HOUSE. 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 August 22nd at midnight EST.

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