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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]

  • Clean roommates
  • Perfectly melted s’mores
  • Seeing stars in a night sky
  • Rabbits
  • Macaroni and cheese from a box with a powder cheese packet
  • Actually fucking qualifying for the World Cup
  • A home-cooked meal
  • The Prompt

What do these things all have in common? They’re all totally UN-DER-RAY-TED. (clap, clap, clap-clap-clap)

This Week’s Writing Prompt: Underrated

We want you to send us your most creative, clever, original take, using the underrated writing prompt.


Write us anything that comes to mind when you think of underrated. It can be a personal essay, a poem, short story, script, cartoon, or anything else original and fresh. For written posts, we’re looking for anything between 400-700 words. As always, we’ll publish the best, I mean, most underrated posts. Stay scrappy.

Email your responses to by Wednesday, October 18th at midnight EDT.

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