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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 beginning to look a lot like… the holiday season! And no matter what you celebrate—

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Kwanzaa!

Happy Christmas!

Happy time off!

—we here at The Prompt wish you a peaceful, relaxing, joyous stretch of time between NOW and January 1st, 2023. After that, you can fuck right off.


But while we have your attention… Have you ever thought of writing us a little something? This week, we want to see your take on one of the greatest mythical characters in the history of humankind. We want to hear about the wildin’ out office party. We want to hear about gift disasters. We want to read something new, original, and fun for Secret Santa. If you write, we’re CERTAIN you’ll wind up on Santa’s Nice List.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: SECRET SANTA

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using SECRET SANTA 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  SECRET SANTA. 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 December 23rd at midnight EST.

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