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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]

You may spot something in the tea leaves. Or maybe it’s written in the stars. You’ve felt it in your bones. You can see visions in the clouds. It feels like the universe is trying to tell you something. But what? Someone just give the guy a sign, would ya?

Trying-to-be-funny traffic signs telling you to “give us a brake!” Animated ASL interpreter at a hip-hop concert signs.

Signs are all over the place… and this is a sign from the universe that you should write for The Prompt. Startinggggg now.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: SIGNS

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using SIGNS 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  SIGNS. 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 Friday June 9th at midnight EST.

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