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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]

Uh-oh. We’re in trouble. Metaphorically?


Just regular physically?

No matter what, things are getting pretty precarious. And that kind of tension is always a good way to kick-start a good story. So what’s cracking on your end? You got any good ideas?

This Week’s Writing Prompt: THIN ICE

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using THIN ICE 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 THIN ICE. 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 February 13th at midnight EST.

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