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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]

Confinement isn’t for everybody. In fact, it might not be good for anybody. And that’s why, after careful consideration, plotting, and careless abandon, we’re bustin’ outta this joint.

Whether an inside job, a conspiracy, or a solo mission, sometimes you just gotta get out. Sometimes you have to make a run for it. Sometimes you just have to take things into your own hands and break free.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: JAIL BREAK

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using JAIL BREAK 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 JAIL BREAK. 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 October 4th at midnight EDT.

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