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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]

Ugh. It was an accident. You didn’t mean to do the thing. And now, the milk is spilled or the glass is half empty or broken. Situation: not great.

Or maybe it wasn’t an accident. Maybe you said or did a thing on purpose, but now you wish you could take it back. You wronged someone, you messed up, and you need to come correct.

Now it’s time to swallow your pride and say those words that kinda hurt on the way out.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: I’M SORRY

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using I’M SORRY 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  I’M SORRY. 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, October 23rd at midnight EDT.

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