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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]

At first, robots were kind of funny. Just a novel idea for saving time. A way for humans to automate those pesky repetitive tasks so we could focus on bigger, smarter, or more gratifying things.

But then, we grew more reliant on them. We started using them for just about everything. So we started teaching them special skills: how to dance, how to emote, how to be snarky.


They’re in our movies. They’re taking our jobs. They’re even doing the sex now. It’s getting pretty uncomfortable, frankly.

Well here at The Prompt, we say, if you can’t beat ’em, write about ’em.

Run script.

We want to hear from you.

We’re looking for 400-700 word submissions from our readers using the #Robots writing prompt.

Write us anything that comes to mind when you think of robots. It can be a personal essay, a poem, short story, script, or anything else original and fresh. You’re not a machine: don’t let us tell you what to do. YOU’RE YOUR OWN PERSON, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.

Email your responses to by Sunday, September 10th at midnight EDT.

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