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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]

Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Okay.

But what if it’s extremely strange?

What if it’s almost unbelievable?


You’re a pretty creative person and a great writer. We all know that already. But what if reality, truth, or the story itself sounds so far-fetched that you couldn’t even have dreamed it up if you tried?

Well, then that’s the perfect story for this week’s prompt.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: STRANGER THAN FICTION

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 STRANGER THAN FICTION. 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 Friday June 26th at midnight EDT.

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