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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]

Things seemed normal, conventional, predictable. Maybe even boring. And then suddenly, BOOM! You’ve gone sideways. Something totally unexpected shakes up the entire trajectory. And now, everyone is shooketh.

Plot twists are the fulcrum of some of the greatest stories. They throw everyone for a loop—your characters, your readers—and make for a wild emotional rollercoaster, where everyone is begging for clues or answers to the fundamental question of WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?!?

And when you’re the writer, you get to decide. So now’s your chance to make a plot twist in your day by deciding to write and submit, joining the creative lightning strike that is The Prompt Mag.

Will they do it, folks? We’re on the edge of our seats!

This Week’s Writing Prompt: PLOT TWIST

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using PLOT TWIST 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 15th at midnight ET.

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