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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]

Have you heard? Rumors buzzing around, running rampant. Recommendations passing from one person to the next. The grapevine.

Storytelling began as part of an oral tradition, with people exchanging their stories, lessons, morals, jokes, and lies to the next person, who shared it with the next person, and so on, and so on. So, why don’t you humor us with some words from your own mouth… or pen… or keyboard?

This Week’s Writing Prompt: WORD OF MOUTH

This week, we’re looking for new original pieces, using WORD OF MOUTH 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 WORD OF MOUTH. 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 April 5th at midnight EST.

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