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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]

Two different color socks. The furniture in a college junior’s apartment. All the rejected contestants on The Bachelor. You know what? Some things just don’t go together.

It’s not necessarily a bad thing when things are mismatched. It’s just clear that they don’t fit. And there’s something strange and interesting about a mismatch. So we thought it would be a good thing to write about it.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: MISMATCH

If you’ve got some inspired ideas about this week’s prompt, send us your submission of 400-700 words. Write us anything that comes to mind when you think of MISMATCH. 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 Friday, December 6th at midnight EST.

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