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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 almost cliché to say it by now, but 2020 has SUUUUUUUCCCCCKED. Like, BIG TIME. From police brutality to a polarizing election to a pernicious pandemic, it has been a globally piss poor performance. ZERO FUCKING STARS.

So, it may take some actual grunt work, but we’re asking you to think about what you’re truly thankful for this year. I know it’s hard. You might be really struggling to think past all the bullshit and find something worth your gratitude. But the exercise would be good for you. Because you’ve made it this far, and something had to help get you through the rough patches. Maybe it was people or the god you believe in or yourself or a good book. Whatever it is, now is a great time to feel thankful.

The idea of a “gratitude journal” makes some of us nauseous, but if you get somewhere with our reflection, write it down and send it to us. We’d love to share in the positivity.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: THANKFUL IN 2020

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using THANKFUL IN 2020 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 THANKFUL IN 2020. 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 Wednesday November 25th at midnight EDT.

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