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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]

Okay, what is the FUSS all about here? People are always going bananas for that one thing you find banal, uninteresting, or flatly bad. They can’t stop talking about it. It’s changing lives! It’s sparking a revolution. It’s the must-have item or must-see TV of 2023. And maybe you don’t want to yuck their yum, which is apparently an expression that people say, but you can’t just sit idly by and let these suckers rant on and on, while you, the arbiter of taste, go unheard. So now, it’s your turn to sound off.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: OVERRATED

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using OVERRATED 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 OVERRATED. 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 December 10th at midnight ET.

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