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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]

Lying. Fibbing. Stretching the truth. Faking the news. No matter how you spin it, it’s all spin.

But it sure does make for a good story. And around here, that’s really all we care about. So go ahead, write your big lie. Deceive us. Weave us a complete fabrication. HUMMMM MAKE IT UP YOURSELF.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: TALL TALE

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using TALL TALE 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  TALL TALE. 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 February 5th at midnight EST.

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