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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]


Oh boy. We’re on the way up! But that also means we’re about to descend wildly. Yikes. I hope you’re strapped in.

Life is a rollercoaster, isn’t it? Ups and downs. Unpredictable turns that make your stomach drop. But it’s kinda fun. And chaotic. And sometimes it makes you want to puke. Hope you ate a sensible, no-frills breakfast!

So put your hands up or hold on for dear life. It’s your time to ride.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: ROLLERCOASTER

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using ROLLERCOASTER 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 ROLLERCOASTER. 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 Monday May 30th at midnight EST.

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