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If there were no limits on your time and/or money, what would you do tomorrow?
Ends June 20, 2023 • 9 Entries • Created by KarenKitchel
June Drabble Challenge
Write a tale in exactly 100 words. For this challenge, I'll use a thematic prompt, and the winner has to tie in to it somehow. THE PROMPT: write a drabble that somehow, someway connects to Pride Month or coming out. Get creative, just stick to 100 words of prose. I'll post the winner sometime in July.
Ends July 1, 2023 • 8 Entries • Created by Ferryman in Flash Fiction
Fun with Forms #3: The Ottava Rima (level 1)
The OTTAVA RIMA (rhyme of eight) is an old Italian poetry form, dating back to the 13th century. The form is fairly simple, and consists of 8-line verses (or octaves). For this challenge, each line should be made of 8 syllables, with a verse rhyme scheme of: [a b a b a b c c]. (For the purists, you can use iambic tetrameter, but any 8 syllables will work). Create as many octaves as you wish. — Example here: https://theprose.com/post/737881/morning-flight — (Please tag me in the comments of your entry)
Ends June 18, 2023 • 7 Entries • Created by dustygrein in Poetry & Free Verse
How do you deal with the writer's block and/or lack of inspiration? Feel free to share your experiences, thoughts and tips. Any form, no limits.
Ends July 4, 2023 • 7 Entries • Created by Fire_walker
We all have seemingly insignificant problems (ex: a drive through burger place forgot to make my fries), so give me a short poem about one of these small tragedies. Have fun, the little problems count too!
Ends June 15, 2023 • 14 Entries • Created by JohnAulus
A challenge of inspiration
My own stories bore me. Compose something interesting including the following phrases: on the night, of passion forlorn, youth's bravado, like it never happened, a silent plea, tireless wings, heartless tomorrow, shadows of dreams. Then, tag a fellow Proser and challenge them to compose a response to your submission (with or without the key phrases) in the comments. Your submission, and the author of your best response, will each receive an inflation-busting $10 for your efforts! Inspire great responses... win fantastic prizes!
Ends June 19, 2023 • 9 Entries • Created by BJLeCrae
The best I ever had...
Summer is here! Time to make some new memories, Prosers. With that thought, please tell me about the one that outdid all the others and why/how. Whether it be a vacation, pizza, bar crawl, road trip, concert/festival experience, relationship... anything. Make it funny, serious, thought-provoking or just plain silly! Any format/democracy decides. Please tag me @Mariah, thanks! :)
Ends June 18, 2023 • 4 Entries • Created by Mariah
Write a Myth: Flowers
Write a Myth to explain why flowers lose their leaves
The Tides of Hell
Your depressed, feeling like you're drowning and there's something that twists you inside, making you squirm till you feel the fuel of life jump back into you. Write a transition from depression and back into the full vibration of loving the challenge of life.
Ends June 30, 2023 • 3 Entries • Created by DianaHForst in Stream of Consciousness
Write something about obession/being obsessed. Any form, democracy.
Ends June 22, 2023 • 7 Entries • Created by Melpomene
Bugs and Insects
(: big or small... story or poem... fiction or non... no need to tag... thank you in advance for writing... I'll be sure to read and comment! :)
I don't like dogs, so interpret how you will. Have fun :)
Ends June 10, 2023 • 13 Entries • Created by JohnAulus
Create a story, start to finish only using songs. Give a list of songs, that if played in order, tell us a whole story. (do not just put all the songs to a musical please.)
Ends June 21, 2023 • 14 Entries • Created by RosemarieThorn
Dystopian Short Story Comp!
Write me a dystopian short story! There is no word limit. Write however much or however little you desire. June 16 is the end date. The winner will get bragging rights.. lol
Ends June 16, 2023 • 2 Entries • Created by smoothburg
Write about a time you had to present yourself one way on the outside, but felt completely different on the inside.
Ends June 14, 2023 • 13 Entries • Created by MeeJong
you're trapped in a horror movie of your choice with the proser(s) of your choice, any format, go!
Ends June 28, 2023 • 4 Entries • Created by sushi_trash
Tell me of your visit to this place, of the people with whom you stayed, and of the tales they told about the creatures which them from wandering into the woods at night. What place? This place: https://theprose.com/post/737656/this-place
Ends June 15, 2023 • 1 Entry • Created by BJLeCrae
Ouija board? Ouija board! Have fun!
Ends June 10, 2023 • 4 Entries • Created by JohnAulus
down the mountain
"She slung her bag over her shoulder and took off down the mountainside" -- This popped into my head today, and I thought it would make a god prompt! Use this sentence somewhere in your write. Poetry or prose, whatever comes to you :)
Ends June 16, 2023 • 7 Entries • Created by HandsOfFire
"Misery and Glory, stories and empires long forgotten. Entropy will claim us all" Write an urban fantasy story about someone who finds an amulet containing the fragments of a long forgotten god. The powers and personality of the amulet are up to you.
Ends June 30, 2023 • 1 Entry • Created by AmeuterWriter in Fiction