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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]

Hey. Umm.

I know the world is already scary enough right now. But, uh, I’m a little alarmed because, well, just look over there. It looks murky and dangerous. And, uh, I don’t want to be alarmist, but, uh…

Does that look like quicksand to you?

Oh man. It is. It definitely is, isn’t it? Well, while fighting for my very last breath before getting pulled under, I might as well call for submissions to The Prompt.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: “Does that look like quicksand to you?”

Looking for something to write about? This week, we’re looking for new posts (and new writers) using the words, “Does that look like quicksand to you?” anywhere in 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, just make sure to include the words “Does that look like quicksand to you?”

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 Thursday, April 2nd at midnight EST.

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