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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]

Nobody wants to be a patsy. A fool. A stooge. A total and complete chump.

We go out of our way to assert ourselves, to stand for something, to be somebody. But every so often, something comes along and just rips the rug from beneath us.

Or hits us when we’re not even looking.

Yikes. What a sucker.

It’s a terrible feeling, isn’t it? Well, now’s your chance to punch back and publish.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: WHAT A SUCKER.

We want to hear your stories and great ideas. We want you to create characters who are the biggest suckers of all time. We want you to tell us about the time you were the biggest sucker of all time. Whatever your perspective, if you’ve got 400-700 words, you’ve got a story worth telling.

Send us anything that comes to mind when you think of WHAT A SUCKER. 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 Tuesday, March 14th at midnight EST.

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