Weekend Writing Prompt: The worst birthday present ever ...

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We’ve been a bit lax on posting in recent days because of our salvo to finish the May/June issue of Writer's Digest magazine (more on that soon), but your literary tweets of yesteryear have been coming in through our social networks and blogs, and we’re loving them. (To get the scoop on how you might find your tweet in WD magazine, check out Wednesday’s post here; I'll add all of the Twitter and Facebook participants in the next blog post about the challenge.)

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Next week we’ll be back with a full lineup of regular prompts, and also an interview with author Majie Failey—one of Kurt Vonnegut’s lifelong friends—and a list of ways to land your writing in WD.

In the meantime, here’s a prompt for the coming days—and here’s to hoping you have an excellent weekend.

(Image: Sarah G, via Wikimedia Commons)


WRITING PROMPT: Resent the Present
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It was a birthday present he’d never speak of again.

(Or, alternately, break the rule and speak of the unspeakable—steal a page from your own life and incorporate one of the worst presents you've ever received into the story.)


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