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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]

Kids These Days.

With their mumble rap and their Snapchats and their memes. They think they’ve got it all figured out, don’t they?

axl and slash

Well, come to think of it, some of them do have it all figured out. They’ve got swagger and confidence. They live every week like it’s Shark Week.

rodeo kid

But then again, some of them are just little jerks. Entitled brats who can’t cope with failure. Just you wait… those kids will get what’s coming to them.

face kick kid

And still, some of them are just so bored of the same old same old “millennial” tropes. Calling them “sensitive snowflakes” is just tired.

riley and steph curry

Well, whatever your opinion about Kids These Days, we want to read it. So send us a 400-700 word contribution with your original take on this week’s prompt. As always, we’ll print the best submissions, which you can read on ANY DEVICE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.


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