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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 the little things that make a big impression. The way someone chews their food or their fingernails. The way someone blinks or never blinks. The way that ONE stray piece of hair can drive you crazy in the good way or the bad way, depending whose hair it is.

And it’s not just details about people. It’s how a leaf falls. Or the sound of a bird. Or the addition of lemon to a dish that previously tasted a little bland.

They say the devil is in the details, and boy are they right. And this week, we want to read all the little details.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: LITTLE DETAILS

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using LITTLE DETAILS 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 LITTLE DETAILS. 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 February 11th at midnight ET.

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