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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]

You’ve spent hours and hours boxing up memories, throwing out the things you once thought you’d want to keep, and finding dustballs and invaluable trinkets you thought you’d lost forever. You’ve been packing for too long or not long enough—somehow it’s always both—but now it’s time to go.

To turn in your keys from one place and get keys to another, newer place that you’ll soon call home. You’re filled with stress and excitement. It’s all so much. Too much. But this is the big day. Hop in the truck. It’s moving day.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: MOVING DAY

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using MOVING DAY 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 MOVING DAY. 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 January 24th at midnight EST.

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