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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]

“Well, there’s your problem.” No matter who is saying them, those are four words you really don’t want to hear because they always mean there’s something wrong. Some work to do. Something to fix. Something that needs to change.

But then again, knowing is half the battle, isn’t it? So, wouldn’t it be better to know than to be left wondering?

And this week, we’d love to see where those four words take you.

This Week’s Writing Prompt: Start with “Well, there’s your problem.”

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, starting with the sentence, “Well, there’s your problem.”

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 start with “WELL THERE’S YOUR PROBLEM.” 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 Thursday April 12th at midnight EST.

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