December 16 – January 5, 2022 Writing Prompt “Christmas Tree”

Theme: Christmas Tree Driving through the country one night, you spot a lone Christmas tree trimmed and lit, but you

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November 25 – December 15, 2021 Writing Prompt “Sibling Rivalry”

Theme: Sibling Rivalry Requirements: none Word Count: 1,200  

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Writing Prompt “Prison”

Theme: Prison The story must be in the theme of ‘prison’ (real or figurative). Requirements: two main characters: a man

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Writing Prompt “Unforgettable”

Theme: Unforgettable The story can be anything relating to the tag line. “Why they say Men are from Mars” Requirements:

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1st Line Writing Prompt “Ocean”

Theme: Ocean The setting must be on or near the ocean. On a ship, in a high rise looking out

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Writing Prompt “Dominoes”

Theme: Dominoes A story in which cause and effect are quite central to the plot. Perhaps something bad ends up

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Writing Prompt “A Pink Martini”

Theme: Image Writing Prompt “A Pink Martini” Many writers draw their inspiration from art or images. There are so many

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Writing Prompt “Refugee”

Theme: Refugee The main protagonist has to be fleeing something or someone or some place – searching for safety. Whether

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Writing Prompt “Two”

Theme: Two Different Personalities Required Elements: There must be two characters One character must be an extrovert One character must

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Writing Prompt “Stalker”

Theme: Stalker Required Elements: must be from the perspective of the one being stalked, unwanted attention/advances etc. or must be

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Writing Prompt “Guilty Secrets”

Theme: Guilty Secrets Required Elements: none A Note from Ken F: I like the idea that the most unexpected and

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Writing Prompt “Why would they do that?”

Theme: First or last line – “I don’t know… why would they do that?” Required Elements: an orange Word Count:

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Writing Prompt “The Woman in the Photograph”

Theme: Image Writing Prompt “The Woman in the Photograph” Many writers draw their inspiration from art or images. There are

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Writing Prompt “Fox Forest”

Theme: Fox Forest Required Elements: leaves from a tree singing Word Count: 1,200 Description: Legend says Fox Forest is named

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Writing Prompt “The Dance”

Theme: The Dance Required Elements: a drink a dance partner a non-dance place, i.e. a place you wouldn’t normally dance.

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Writing Prompt “Noir”

Theme: Noir noun a genre of crime film or fiction characterized by cynicism, fatalism, and moral ambiguity. Classic noir features

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1st Line Writing Prompt “The Car on the Roof”

Theme: The Car on the Roof Your story must start with: “I still want to know how you managed to

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Writing Prompt “Emotions in a Bottle”

Theme: Bottled Emotions You live in a world where you can buy bottled emotions. Required Elements: bottles Word Count: 1,200

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Writing Prompt “Opera”

Theme: Opera Your story must include the line: “What do you have against Opera houses?” Required Elements: An Opera Valentine’s

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Writing Prompt “Pushing Boundaries”

Theme: Pushing Boundaries Pushing the boundaries of the protagonists comfort zone. Required Elements: none Word Count: 1,200 A note from

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Writing Prompt “Enduring Love”

Theme: Enduring Love It’s what really matters. The people we have in our lives when we need to talk to

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Writing Prompt “The Vow of the Peacock”

Theme: The Vow of the Peacock Word Count: 1,200 As with many holiday traditions, most New Year’s resolutions have religious

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Writing Prompt “Christmas Lovers”

Theme: A Christmas Conundrum Word Count: 1,200 It’s Christmas Eve. Somehow two enemies end up lovers by Christmas morning. The

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1st Line Prompt “20th Class Reunion”

Theme: 20th Class Reunion Story must start with “The interrogation room door opened …” Word Count: 1,200 Requirements: Must be

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Writing Prompt “A Zoom Thanksgiving”

Theme: It’s a Zoom Thanksgiving Requirements: It’s Thanksgiving 2020 (Or Christmas for those who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving), the usual get

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Last Line Contest “Night Becomes Day””

Theme: Last Line Contest Requirements: Your story must end with the line, “As night became day, he started to understand

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Writing Prompt “Superstition”

A 1 week Halloween prompt revolving around the end result of a superstition that’s come true.

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Writing Prompt “The Misunderstanding”

To avoid voting confusion with the Culture Clash contest, this bonus prompt has been extended an extra day. Theme: The

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Writing Prompt “Culture Clash”

Theme: Culture Clash The story should contain a misunderstanding due to either a language barrier or cultural differences. Requirements: a

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Writing Prompt “The Misunderstanding”

New post publishing soon. The writer suggesting this week’s prompt, requested we change the theme from “The Misunderstanding” to “Culture

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Writing Prompt “I Had to Kill”

Theme: Murder! Mwah, ha, ha. Story must contain the following phrase, “That’s when I knew I had to kill…” but

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Writing Prompt “Winter Love”

This 30 day bonus contest will allow 2,500 words.
Winter Love – Winter is the only time two lovers can be together.

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Writing Prompt “Memories Conjured”

Theme: Memories Conjured The protagonist is painting an image of what he/she thought was fictional, but it suddenly triggers forgotten

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First Line Prompt “An Unusual Summer”

Theme: An Unusual Summer Story must start with “What was quite unusual this summer …” Word Count: 1,200

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Last Line Writing Prompt August 6 – August 19, 2020

Last Line: Your story must end with the line, “I’ll have that cup of coffee now, Tina.” But it can

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Writing Prompt “Revenge”

Theme: Revenge The line “you ruined me, I plan on returning the favor” must appear somewhere in the story itself.

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Bonus: July 9 – July 29, 2020 Flash Fiction Contest Prompt “Beneath the Sea”

Theme: Beneath the Sea The sentence: “Oh darling, you should never trust a {insert humanoid water creature mermaid/water sprite/rusalki/water nymph/Poseidon

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June 2 – July 15, 2020 Writing Prompt “Chaos”

Theme: Chaos Requirement: No Requirements Word Count: 1,200

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Writing Prompt “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

Theme: Something Wicked This Way Comes Many writers draw their inspiration from art or images. There are so many different

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Writing Prompt “A Plan Gone Horribly Wrong”

Theme: A plan gone horribly wrong. Requirement: Story should include a Top Hat and an Astrological Sign. Word Count: 1,200

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Writing Prompt “The Gift of Ancestors”

Theme: The Gift of Ancestors Requirements: Your story must begin with the line, “It was in my great-grandfather’s time…” The story centers

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Writing Prompt “Somewhere Else”

Theme: Somewhere Else. A character has to be in (or go to) a place quite different from their normal environment.

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Writing Prompt “Black Feathers”

Theme: Black Feathers

Many writers draw their inspiration from art or images. There are so many different stories that could be told from this one detailed picture.

Use this image as inspiration for your story, it can be the image as a whole, a single part of it or several elements inside the image itself.

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Writing Prompt “What’s Wrong With You People?”

Theme: Line Inclusion. The line “what’s wrong with you people?” must appear somewhere in the story itself. Word Count: 1,200

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Writing Prompt “The Curiosity Shop”

Prompt: You enter an old curiosity shop/thrift store/blackmarket. You can only choose one object. What is its story? Word Count:

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Writing Prompt “Facing Your Fears”

Prompt: We are living in trying times, and sometimes facing our fears can help us deal with them more effectively. So,

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Writing Prompt “Lost in Translation”

Theme: Lost in Translation Story must contain a phrase (word, sentence etc.) in a foreign language and its translation. But

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Writing Prompt “Heartbreak”

Dialogue Prompt: two people are chatting in a café/restaurant/bar/park etc, they are discussing a recent broken heart. How did they

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Last Line Writing Prompt “A Hard Time”

Theme: A Hard Time You must use the line: “it was a hard time for most of us…” It must

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Writing Prompt “New Beginnings”

Theme: New Beginnings It doesn’t have to have anything to do with the new year/decade necessarily. Word Count: 1,200

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Writing Prompt “Reindeer Baby”

Christmas Writing Prompt: Reindeer Baby. 1200 word count, Story Requirements: A live reindeer.

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Writing Prompt “Choose Your Adventure”

Theme: Choose Your Adventure The story must include a skull, a map, and a casualty.   Word Count: 1,200

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Writing Prompt “Outer Space”

1200 word count: A story set in space, either on Mars or the international space station; must feature gold in some way, with a possibility of no return.

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Writing Prompt “I know this is going to sound crazy but…”

1200 word limit First Line Writing Prompt “I know this is going to sound crazy but…”

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Writing Prompt “The Not So Haunted Home for Sale”

Halloween Prompt: “The Not Haunted Home for Sale.” 1200 word count, Story Requirements: A pumpkin or pumpkin(s).

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Writing Prompt “I see and hear you”

Prompt: “I see and hear you.” A beautiful blind woman, shy and scared to leave the house, falls for the

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Writing Prompt “Power Couple”

Prompt: “Power Couple” One man, one woman. On top of the world. Something happens that threatens to burn it all

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Writing Prompt “Detective Trouble!”

Theme: Write a story about a detective and the various troubles he comes across when investigating a serious case. Story

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Writing Prompt “One Week to Live”

Theme: You have 1 week to live, and you can do anything you want before the end…Anything! Story Requirements: None

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Writing Prompt “Sometimes some things are better left unsaid.”

1st line contest: “Sometimes some things are better left unsaid.” *The first line can be finite as above, or there

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Writing Prompt “The Shadows”

Theme: The Shadows Story Requirements: You must include the following in your story: 1. A Wall 2. An article of

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Writing Prompt “It’s all in the genes”

Theme: It’s all in the genes (in any sense or context – not a required phrase). Story Requirements: None Word

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First Line Contest “Traveling Through the Night”

Theme: Travelling Through the Night You can use any mode of transportation you like, it’s the journey that matters. Story

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First Line Writing Prompt “What’s in a Name”

1200 word Flash Fiction First Line Contest, the story must start with the line: “She was five when she accidentally swallowed her name.”.

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Last Line Writing Prompt “Taming the Wild Animal”

Theme: Taming the Wild Animal Story has to show an encounter with some kind of “wild” animal in or near

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Writing Prompt “The Book that set the World on Fire”

Theme: The Book That Set the World on Fire Many writers draw their inspiration from art or images. There are so

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Writing Prompt “The Eavesdropper”

Theme: “The Eavesdropper” You or another character overhears a conversation where it is believed something horrible is going to happen.

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Dialogue Writing Prompt “River Discussion”

Theme: Dialogue Prompt “River Discussion”

Two figures argue about six {insert whatever monetary item you like) they found down by the river.

Monetary items may be anything i.e. six gold coins, six rupees, six one hundred dollar bills, six silver chests full of riches. Whatever you want.

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First Person Writing Prompt “The Man in Black”

Which character will you be? First person writing prompt:
A little girl is sitting on a train next to a man in black. “What do you do mister?” She asks him.
Taking off his sunglasses with a faint smile, he says, “I make bad people go away.”

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Writing Prompt “Impulse Buy”

Theme: Impulse Buy An impulse buy leads to a life changing event. Word Count: 1,200

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Writing Prompt “Dark and Stormy”

Theme: 1st line contest The story must start with: “It was a dark, stormy night.” These words will NOT count towards

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Writing Prompt “Jail”

Theme: Jail. Must include these three sentences somewhere in the story: “Well this is a nice change of scenery.” “It’s

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Writing Prompt “The Goodbye Letter”

Theme: The Goodbye Letter Your story should be a goodbye letter written from one character to another. It can be

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Writing Prompt “What’s Really Going On?”

Theme: What’s really going on?

Strange events have taken place, at home, work, a restaurant, anywhere you choose, that doesn’t make sense. What’s really going on?

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Writing Prompt “The Girl in the White Dress”

Theme: The Girl in the White Dress Many writers draw their inspiration from art or images. This one captivated me,

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Writing Prompt “New Year’s Eve”

Theme: New Year’s Eve Stories must take place on New Year’s Eve, the rest is up to you. Story Requirements: Glitter

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Writing Prompt “A Christmas Miracle”

Theme: A Christmas Miracle. Stories must end with the line: “With that, he/she walked into the snowstorm, never looking back.”. (Does

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Writing Prompt “Sports”

Theme: Sports. Expound, satirically perhaps, on your favorite sport. Word Count: 1,200

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Writing Prompt “Something Strange”

Theme: Something Strange The story must start with: (I)(He)(She)(They)(We)(It)(A Name)(The) … knew there was something strange…” Requirement: NO spaceships in

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Writing Prompt “The Lighthouse”

Theme: The lighthouse On a dark and stormy night a visitor arrives at the lighthouse. Required Elements: Crashing Waves (actual

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Writing Prompt “Twins”

Theme: Twins The wrong twin goes on to win the highest reward and accolades at the expense, sweat, and toil of

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Writing Prompt “The End of the World”

Theme: The End of the World. As in apocalypse; NOT a teenager’s lament such as, “If I can’t go to

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Writing Prompt “The Trunk”

Theme: First Line Prompt. Your story must begin with the following 27 words: She lifted the hood of the trunk, bracing

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Writing Prompt “Return”

Theme: Return (any meaning) Any genre or style, but has to have a happy/upbeat ending. Must use these four words directly: ‘suit,

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Writing Prompt “Wedding”

Theme: Wedding. Must contain- Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Word Count: 1,200

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Writing Prompt “Travel”

Theme: Travel You take a trip to any location you choose. Describe the scenery, the people, and the social system in

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Writing Prompt “Loss”

Theme: Loss. It can be loss of something precious to you in your life, person, object, position in society or

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Writing Prompt “A Branch”

Theme: A Branch. Any kind at all: tree, creek, service, etc. Required Elements: Must contain the following stand-alone sentence somewhere

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Writing Prompt “Pet Peeves”

Theme: Pet peeve(s); noun; informal Something that a person finds especially annoying. Personal vexation Word Count: 1,200

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Writing Prompt “Quarantine”

The theme for this contest is Quarantine. Use it however you like, but someone, or something, must have been, is, or will be in quarantine. The word count: 1,200.

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Writing Prompt “But You Promised”

1200 word bonus flash fiction contest “But you promised…”, a character has to break a promise they made years ago to a loved one.

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