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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]

Oooh, who’s that on the front lawn? Just some playful scamps putting toilet paper around our trees. Just some fun-loving whipper-snappers trying to stir the pot. Just some casual, harmless pranks. No big deal.

Over here at The Prompt, we love a little bit of mischief. We love a whoopie cushion. A well-timed psyche-out. A sneaky gotcha moment. And we want to hear your mischievous stories.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: MISCHIEF

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using MISCHIEF 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  MISCHIEF. 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 26th at midnight EST.

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