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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]

When you’re a kid, the world seems so simple. It’s about playing, friendship, learning, and growing. Everything you read or hear has the potential to be a lesson, to teach you something you didn’t know. Even the stories without morals or lessons teach kids how to be creative, how to imagine, how to dream of things bigger than themselves and different from anything they’ve ever seen.

Basically, kids—and the stories made for them—rule.

And that’s why we’re using our time this week to write our own, or write about our favorites, or spotlight some of our favorite kids.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: KIDS’ STORIES

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using KIDS’ STORIES 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 KIDS’ STORIES. 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 Wednesday October 21st at midnight EDT.

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