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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]

You hear a knock, but you’re inside. Is it a food delivery? A package delivery? A friend “stopping by” or an evangelist/salesperson/murderer?

A door separates you from the mystery, and you won’t know until you look through the peephole, ask the question, or open it up. If that’s not a great catalyst for a story, I don’t know what is.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: WHO’S AT THE DOOR?

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using WHO’S AT THE DOOR? 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 “WHO’S AT THE DOOR?”. 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 January 17th at midnight EST.

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