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Prose Challenges
Here you will find writing prompts and competitions to help spark your imagination and guide your pen.
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CHALLENGE of the WEEK
Challenge of the Week #55: Write a story of 200 words or more about a stranger. The most masterfully written piece, as voted and determined by the Prose team, will be crowned winner and receive $200. Quality beats quantity, always, but numbers make things easier for our judges, so share, share, share with friends, family, and connections. #ProseChallenge #getlit #itslit
Created by Prose
$200
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>200
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227
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It's record-breaking time. Together, we are going to break the world record for longest book. 100 word minimum. When this challenge gets 15,000 entries, it will expire, and we will turn it into a book. Each entry will be its own chapter. The plot? It’s the first day of a zombie apocalypse, write a diary entry. Each contributor should share this challenge prompt with as many people as possible. If we break the world record, this will be read by people for generations to come.
Created by Prose
>100
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423
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9
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CHALLENGES by the COMMUNITY
Write about your first memory. try to include the emotion in the story, what did it feel like, smell like, sound like? Do you remember details or is it all blurry?
Created by LostEchoes
100-2k
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0
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2
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Write about something you have been accused of that wasn't true.
Created by poeticasymptote
15-1k
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0
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4
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Compose a sign for the Women's March on Washington.
Created by LadyRB
15-50
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0
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3
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You are a sociopath who kills people in your leisure time, mostly for a good laugh. Write a thrilling scene/story describing your motives, feelings (or lack thereof) as you kill/torture your preys.
Created by samaodeh
>15
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0
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13
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As the spirit sat and watched the girl on the other side of the mirror, he felt such sadness. Despite being dead for only a short time, it felt like an eternity. He watched his wife with loving eyes and watched as she.......
Created by sandflea68
15-500
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3
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3
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Do the double tanka with me! Two stanzas, five lines each, 5-7-5-7-7 syllable form each stanza (see my "Bonkers" for something of an example). Tag me, if you please! #doubletanka
Created by PhynneBelle
>15
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6
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13
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Write a poem or story about the life of a cucumber to pickle. Tell us what happens. Comical or futuristic. Tag me as well and I will be writing one as well.
Created by Missy67
>25
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1
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4
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Rhyme challenge: Write a poem with each line ending with a different word that rhymes with night. See how many lines you can come up with! Tag me @LiberalPoet
Created by LiberalPoet
>15
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0
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4
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Today's the date everyone has been dreading or anticipating...Donald Trump has been sworn in as president. Whether you love it or hate it, write about how you feel about his presidency or his inauguration speech. Poetry or Prose, I'll do one too.
Created by LadyRB
>15
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0
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3
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What Pep song(s) do you unapologetically listen to for a needed pick me up? Mine are Me Too by Megan Trainor and Hall of Fame by The Script. :)
Created by WhiteRaven
20-200
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1
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3
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Write a poem about transformation, either physically or mentally
Created by psimpson8967
>20
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1
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8
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Write a poem about something you have no control over and how that lack of control makes you feel.
Created by PhynneBelle
>15
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29
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4
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Write about an everyday situation as if it's actually a life or death situation. Make it as descriptive and dramatic as you like! I'll write one also...oh and please tag me!
Created by ennord
>20
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0
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11
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They say things look different in the morning. Write a story where you wake up in the morning and things look REALLY different.
Created by MsHannahTweets
15-600
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4
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9
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Provoke a strong depression and fix it with one last sentence
Created by JWR
50-500
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0
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4
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What is one thing you've always wanted but could never quite get?
Created by JL
15-20
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2
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11
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[CHARACTER] can edit memories. They can compel others to improperly recall names, people, and occurrences. [CHARACTER] does something humiliating or cruel to someone, and tries to force that person to forget. There's one issue. Memories including [CHARACTER] cannot be edited.
Created by Ness
15-2k
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0
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3
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Whatever is the first word you think of, you must start typing about it.
Created by Snowshoerabbit
20-200
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5
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2
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Message a fellow Proser who's writing style you really admire, and get to know them! Then, write a collaboration together!! It can be anything, a story, a poem, etc, etc. Post it on both accounts, so a lot of people will be able to see the fruit of your labors.
Created by TheSword
>15
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0
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3
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Misheard lyrics! Yes, of course listening to Pearl Jam's "Yellow Ledbetter" inspired this challenge! So pick a song that you just can't understand and write what you hear! Try to keep it flowing with the song so we can follow your lyrics along, and please do post a link and make sure to mention the name and artist (as we always should). Please tag me and have fun!!!! I'll do one, too!
Created by AmandaCary
>15
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7
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3
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