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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]

Friday feels great. It’s all optimism and sunshine as the weekend looms ahead of you. At 5 P.M., you close your laptop, put down your phone, and pick up the good vibes.

Saturday feels like heaven actualized. You can do anything, go anywhere. You’ve got nothing but time and promise. It’s amazing.

Sunday morning, you wake up and time still belongs to you. But sometime in the early afternoon, that feeling settles in. Work looms. Opportunity wanes. And I guess now you’ve got to meal prep?

Well, pick up your pen and start writing instead. We can defeat these Sunday Scaries together.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: SUNDAY SCARIES

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using SUNDAY SCARIES 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  SUNDAY SCARIES. 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 October 2nd at midnight EDT.

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