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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]

Whoa. This is hot. Like singe your tastebuds hot. The burn out your mouth, can’t taste another bite, need Chapstick kind of hot.

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This week, break out the scoville scale, and let’s see how far you can push it. Because we don’t want any weak flavors. We want your submissions to make our noses run, clean out our sinuses, and make us sweat. So, don’t be bashful.

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Pop those peppers and wither us with wasabi. We’re ready for the heat!

This Week’s Writing Prompt: SPICY

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using SPICY 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 SPICY. 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 29th at midnight EDT.

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