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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]

The weather is a bit of a ‘tweener. It’s not quite fully raining. And it’s not quite fully freezing. It’s just… ambiguous. A matter of taste or preference or personal temperature and tolerance for cold or spritzing.

You check the weather on your phone. Or you stick your arm outside to test it out before deciding.

And then, you ask yourself the question.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: DO I NEED A JACKET?

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using DO I NEED A JACKET? 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  PLOT TWIST. 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 Saturday July th at midnight ET.

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