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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]

Do you ever get lost in your old photographs? Looking through those snapshots in time and wondering: Were things really simpler back then? And why did anyone let you out of the house with with that haircut? And what ever happened to your best friend from the third grade?

So much is captured in a simple photograph. And today, you don’t even have to open up your albums or get your film developed. You can just open your phone and voila! Photos abound!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I think they’re underselling it. And, besides! We’re not even asking for that many.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: PHOTOGRAPH

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using PHOTOGRAPH 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 PHOTOGRAPH. 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 November 12th at midnight ET.

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