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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]

Nothing lasts forever. In fact, almost anything can break: a phone screen, a bone, a heart, an egg, a wave onto the shoreline. So this week, we are using broken things as inspiration for our latest writing prompt. And we want YOU to break the silence, break the non-writing streak, and get your big break by joining the creative community over here at The Prompt.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: “IT LOOKS BROKEN TO ME”

Looking for something to write about? This week, we’re looking for new posts (and new writers) using the words “it looks broken to me” anywhere in the body of the text.

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 IT LOOKS BROKEN TO ME. 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 Sunday, January 19th at midnight EST.

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