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Writing Prompt: What would you give up for a year? (Plus, a giveaway)


Thanks to everyone who wrote a story in response to my falling-book SOS last week. All the names were put into the magic Promptly hat, and a random drawing has produced one swag claimant: Jackie Reuter. (Jackie, can you e-mail your address to me at writersdigest@fwmedia.com, with "Promptly" in the subject line?)

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Still, even with those books finding a new home, I continue to be at a heightened risk of falling objects. So let's do one more giveaway.

Post a story (500 words or fewer) in response to today's prompt any time between now and next Wednesday, and we'll randomly draw a new name to receive a stack of books.

If you're having trouble with the captcha code sticking and can't get your story to post, e-mail it to wdsubmissions@fwmedia.com with "Promptly" in the subject line, and I'll make sure it gets up.

WRITING PROMPT: 365 Days
Something happened. As a result, you've decided to give something up for an entire year. Write a scene detailing the cataclysmic event, or the struggle to keep the vow you made.

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