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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]

A pest is something generally bothersome, invasive, or unwanted. A destructive little monster, eating your crops or sucking your livestock’s blood or chewing holes in your walls. A real f*cking nuisance.

And we want you to write us a piece, taking on the voice, personality, and perspective of a pest.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: Write from the Perspective of a PEST

Looking for something to write about? This week, we’re looking for new posts (and new writers), who can write us a piece from the first-person* (or rat, or insect, etc.) perspective of a pest.

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, but written from the perspective of a PEST. 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, March 27th at midnight EST.

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