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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]

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, we’re getting a little more active and activated. Our blood is pumping. We’re moving. Making progressssssssssss.

But being cold blooded isn’t just for reptiles.

It’s also for murders. And high school mean girls. And players who are locked in to win that buzzer beater, smash that walk-off homer, or bury a last-second header in the back of the net.

It isn’t all good, and it isn’t all bad. And there are so many ways to be cold blooded, that we thought it would be an amazing writing prompt. If you feel inspired, why not show us what you got?

This Week’s Writing Prompt: COLD BLOODED

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using COLD BLOODED 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  COLD BLOODED. 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 April 23rd at midnight EST.

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