Once again, it’s time to bring out your jealous lovers, leprechauns, hard-boiled cops, vampires, construction workers and all protagonists in between—it’s time for our Your Story competition, a chance to appear in the only fiction spot in Writer’s Digest magazine.
Up for the challenge?
In 750 words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring, send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, and/or post it in the Comments section below and I’ll enter it in the competition. By posting below, you’ll also be automatically entered in our occasional around-the-office swag drawings. (If you’re having trouble with the captcha code sticking, feel free to e-mail your story to me at email@example.com, with “Promptly” in the subject line, and I’ll make sure it gets up.) ??The latest prompt (deadline: Sept. 10), from our September issue, follows. Good luck!
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WRITING PROMPT: Your Story No. 28??
During your weekly housecleaning you find an unfamiliar cell phone in the cushions of your couch—but can’t recall having had any recent visitors. It rings.
Want more writing prompts and exercises? Brian Kiteley has packed more than 200 wildly original ones into his 3 A.M. Epiphany. Check it out here.
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