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When you’re at a loss for an idea or feeling uninspired, a prompt magically opens new doors. Write away writer’s block, push beyond your comfort zone, experiment with topics and styles—from flash fiction to memoir, opinions to poems, essays to tweets.


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A Trillion Trees
poem — Arboreal inspiration.
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Universal Knowledge
ONE SENTENCE — What’s the common language of the world?
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Flash Fiction Competition 2019
SHORT STORY — 99 words.
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Genre Bender
SCI-FI HEADLINES — Opinions from 100 years in the future.
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Lunar Phrases
FIGURE OF SPEECH — The Moon in Metaphor
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Sijo
Three Lines — The music of Korean verse.
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Doorways
reflection — Rituals new and old.
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Song Writing Competition 2019
LYRICS — Strike a chord.
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A Signature Capability
Fiction — Borrowed first line.
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On Courage
poem — Diverging from the norm.
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Micro Memoir
250 WORDS — The exploration of a moment.
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Fantasy Writing Competition 2019
SHORT STORY — Reimagine the world.
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Water Body
poem — Taking inspiration from the sea.
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Smog. Smoke. Soot.
DESCRIPTION — The air we breathe.
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Refuge
Definition — What does this word mean to you?
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Open Prompt
Free Writing — Write about anything you like!
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