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Jump-start your creativity this week: a mysterious suitcase. Strange passengers. A problem.

Here's to a productive writing week, and winning salvos against novels and short stories (anyone else going to enter the NPR Three-Minute Fiction contest?) --


WRITING PROMPT: A Suitor for the Suitcase

Feel free to take the following prompt home or post your response (500 words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring) in the Comments section below. By posting, you’ll 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 writersdigest@fwmedia.com, with “Promptly” in the subject line, and I’ll make sure it gets up.

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A man enters your subway car with a small suitcase. He places it under a seat and gets off at the next stop. You eye the “LEAVE NO PACKAGES
UNATTENEDED” sign. Another man boards the train, picks up the
suitcase, takes something out of it, and moves it down a seat. At the
next stop, he leaves and a woman enters, takes something out of it,
moves it down a seat and exits. And then another. Finally, it’s placed under your seat.

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