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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]

It’s already Spooky SZN and we here at The Prompt are leaning alllll the way in. Like, a spooky forward lean that defies gravity and looks like it could only be done by a phantom or… g-g-g-ghost! Like, ZOIKS SCOOB!

Maybe you’ve been working on a good ghost story. Or maybe you recently ghosted someone or got ghosted by someone. No matter what poltergeist is haunting you these days, you’ve found the perfect place to share your tale/

This Week’s Writing Prompt: GHOSTLY

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using GHOSTLY 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  GHOSTLY. 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 November 5th at midnight ET.

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