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 #61: Write a piece of flash fiction about rejection. The most masterfully written piece, as voted and determined by the Prose team, will be crowned winner and receive $100. 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
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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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550
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Short and sweet challenge. Write a story--a horror, thriller, drama, comedy,?tragedy, etc.--in 15 words. See how much impact you can make with such few words.
Created by Syne
15
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0
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Rewrite "Human iPS Forebrain Neurons as Model for DISC1 Gene Expression in Relation to Schizophrenia and Depression" into a witty, cute-ish shorter title without losing the overall meaning
Created by sloanerose
15-20
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In honor of the new Beauty and the Beast movie, I challenge you all to write your own version of this classic tale. A story or a poem, write it in your own way. What sweet words does the Beast say to Beauty? What gentle gesture does Beauty show the Beast? Be creative and involve culture, it doesn't have to be French or English, make it Chinese or Spanish! Between 20 to 500 words, create the your own version of Beauty and the Beast! I wish to read them!
Created by BjDreamer
20-500
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0
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2
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You are a robot sent to explore the outer rim of the Milky Way galaxy. You have returned to Earth after 200 years. What is the first thing you say?
Created by lhommedev
15-25
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0
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4
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Cat
Created by Jumotki
>15
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17
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2
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"Comfort food for the soul." I'm quite down, fellow prosers. Times like these, only poetry soothes me. Please write a lovely poem about comfort or comforting somebody. Make it at least 50 words. Tag me because I want (need) to read.
Created by poeticasymptote
50-500
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11
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3
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Dreams & Nightmares...tell us if you have any re-occurring dreams or nightmares and what you think they mean.
Created by EriduSerpent
50-500
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0
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The concept of death has captivated our imaginations since the beginning of human society. It has formed cultures, defined religions, shaped the course of history. Write about death. It can be lighthearted, humorous, hopeful, respectful, dreading, mournful, optimistic--you can paint it in any light you would like. Any style and format- poetry, prose, story, fiction, nonfiction, etc.
Created by Syne
>15
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5
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Write about heartbreak, maybe a poem or short story
Created by Itsbeenlongago
20-500
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0
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4
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Write a poem with the beginning line....I sat down by the river Styx.
Created by butlersteph
>15
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7
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8
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Write a poem or short story about experiencing sound for the first time.
Created by TheLoneWriter
>20
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0
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Remember the supreme sexiness of crafting me ditties about laundry, taxes and going to the dentist? Well, damn--this is going to be a bit boring by comparison. Write me a sweet, neat love poem or story set in the most maudlin or repulsive of situations or settings. Tag me in the comments, please. #loveamongstthestench
Created by PhynneBelle
>10
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9
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2
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Pick your favorite line from a song or work of fiction. Use that as the title for an original piece of poetry or prose. tag me!
Created by apromptaday
15-2k
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4
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Plan the Perfect Murder
Created by landru
>15
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2
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2
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Alliterate an amazing adventure
Created by landru
>15
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1
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Write a deep truth about yourself. A deep secret, anything you've been holding in. Just write without fear of judgement. Sometimes it's freeing to admit something you'd rather not admit...
Created by Dream
>15
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3
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Write about awkward coming of age experiences.
Created by LadyOfBirds
>15
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1
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Do you believe in luck?
Created by Mandirigma
>20
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Writers have an incredible gift of shaping the emotions of the readers. And one of the best stories are ones that make you crazy. One minute you are crying then you are laughing through you tears. You terribly want to finish the story but don't want it to end. Use your gift and write a story with iridescence of emotions!
Created by VJ
>100
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0
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I love hearing poetry recited and It's been a while since we've had a spoken word challenge. Let's read poetry out loud. I remember how nice it was to hear the voices of our Prosers when we had this challenge. Let's give it another go? You can recite your own poetry or choose a Proser to choose from your work to read. You can also choose to read another Proser's poetry if they allow you to. Post the link of your recording on your challenge entry. (sound cloud, google drive, etc.)
Created by Soulhearts
>10
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8
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