Midweek Writing Prompt: An Unexpected Prize

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Zac is currently in New York with the winner of last year’s Annual WD Writing Competition, escorting him on his grand-prize trip to meet with three editors of his choice. (If that sounds like a great prize, it’s because it is! And for the first time this year, WD competitions for short stories and poems are awarding trips to the Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC. Why not throw your hat in the ring? Learn more about them here.)

Stay tuned until his return to hear all about it! In the meantime, try this appropriately themed prompt:

An Unexpected Prize
Feel free to take the following prompt home or post a response (500 words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring) in the Comments section below. (If you’re having trouble with the captcha code sticking, please feel free to e-mail your piece and the prompt to me at writersdigest@fwmedia.com, with “Promptly” in the subject line, and I’ll make sure it gets up.)

You’ve won a prize—just a small one, but hey, it still sounds pretty good! After all, you’ve never won anything before. But when you arrive to claim your winnings, you find an unexpected twist of luck or fate has made it even better than you thought.



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