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Rejected {Vanity Plates}: Complaints from Those Denied

There’s no stopping the momentum once you’ve got your heart set on a vanity plate. But the DMV—buzzkill of all buzzkill—can still reject your dreams.

Dennis William
August 11, 2020
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And Sometimes the {Vanity Plate} Chooses You

Something strange is going on with Paul’s license plate. What once was a vanity plate now seems like an instruction manual. What does it mean?

Jeff Estrella
August 11, 2020
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Death by a Thousand Comings-Out—{Exploding the Moment} on Being Bisexual

Coming out is hard enough the first time. But when you’re bisexual, the process starts over and over again, begging the question “Will I be rejected?”

Stephen Czerwinski
August 10, 2020
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Woe is Gert: The Little Girl at a Party She Already Hates

Gert never wanted to go to her cousin’s stupid party where she doesn’t even know anyone! But a conversation with Uncle Terry reveals the truth about adults.

Jessica Dunton Fidalgo
August 10, 2020
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Accepting Submissions: {VANITY PLATES} Writing Prompt

Want to get published on The Prompt? Send us your original piece using VANIY PLATES as the writing prompt and we’ll publish the best!

The Prompt Staff
August 10, 2020
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If We’re Always “Online…” What Should We Call It Anymore? — MINIPROMPT!

We used to “go online” as a specific activity, but now, we’re almost always connected. Now that the term is outdated, what should we call it?

The Prompt Staff
August 7, 2020
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The {Internet Went Out}, The Secrets Stayed In

What happens when people start asking questions about your secret relationship? Over a forced game of Monopoly, Oliver and Palmer are about to find out.

Sarah Razner
August 7, 2020
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An Incomplete and Growing List of Ways I’ve Seen A Certain Name Spelled Since November 9th, 2018, Which Is When I Started to Keep Track

How do you spell that name? Well, that depends on who you ask. Or if you ask Zach, who has been keeping track for almost 2 years.

Zach Straus
August 6, 2020
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Living in the Real World & The Day the {Internet Went Out}

When the internet went out, we first felt confused and abandoned. But then, the whole world started to open up, and we saw everything we’d been missing.

Josh Bard
August 6, 2020
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