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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]

It’s still full-blown summer out there, which means the temperatures are still roasty, the A/C is still on blast, and we’re still sweating. Will there be any reprieve? You bet your frozen treats there will be!

When the temps are high, there’s nothing more refreshing than a freezing cold popsicle to cool things down. Just some frozen sugarwater with fruity flavors. What more can you even ask for? It’s literally inspiring. And that’s why it’s this week’s prompt.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: POPSICLE

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using POPSICLE 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  POPSICLE. 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 August 21st at midnight EDT.

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