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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]

New year, new you? New year, same shit? That decision is up to you. Kinda. Partly. At least somewhat. Okay, fine, we’re all spiraling into entropy but want to have some sense of control over little things that we can control. So, now that it’s 2022, it’s time for a fresh beginning.

We’re hitting Control + Alt + Delete. We’re entering the Konami code.

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We all deserve some extra life this year. It’s time for a restart.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: RESTART

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using RESTART 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 RESTART. 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 Friday January 7th at midnight EDT.

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