Prose Challenges
Here you will find writing prompts and competitions to help spark your imagination and guide your pen.
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Created by Trident
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Write an R-rated short story.
Created by Prose
$2.8k+
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>1000
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35
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Finish this sentence “I’d love to _____ but my _____ just _____!” (And then write a story that follows it.)
Created by sandflea68
50-500
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11
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2
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Sad news. George A. Romero (director of Night of the Living Dead & many more zombie flicks) has passed away recently :(. Honor him with a short zombie poem.
Created by Harry_Situation
15-30
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9
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47
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Share some fun facts about any topic with me.
Created by Harry_Situation
15-25
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8
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47
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Write a 10 sentence fantasy story.
Created by DougTurner
15-300
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8
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8
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Write a love story showing hardships (Read the description for more information)
Created by Allyson
$0.85+
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>150
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2
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3
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You've travelled into the dead world\realm. Only with your spirit. You're alive, but can't find your body. You meet ghosts, zombies and other scary creatures. What happened to you to be in this state? Do you end up finding where your physical form/body is? How do you end up returning to normal & the physical world. Narrative, & descriptive writing format, please. Or You can also make it a quest. You needed to be in the spiritual or dead realm to find a special powerful device|object.
Created by Mnezz
>75
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2
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3
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My First.... Since this is my first challenge, I am going to ask you to tell me about your first... well anything really.... Surprise me!
Created by LenoraPhoenix
15-500
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2
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3
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"In the end..." | RIP Chester Bennington.
Created by zikeda
>15
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2
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75
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Take a beloved character from a cartoon or an animation series and turn them into a depraved and wicked villain. Please tag me @XxFwuffyBunnyxX so that I can read all of your writes.
Created by XxFwuffyBunnyxX
15-2k
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3
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Embarrassing Poems
Created by brook0913
15-250
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1
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3
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A villain who's not really the villain (e.g. Darth Vader, Winter Soldier, Khan, Gollum, etc.). Who are they and what is their motivation?
Created by echolalia
>15
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1
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Write a short story or poem inspired by your favorite quote.
Created by ichin
15-1k
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You have just been hired at a wool, & silk clothing factory. All seems to be going well. Suddenly, your fellow workmates all fall into a music number. They also dance along to the music. Do you join in? Leave and find another job? Or try to tell everyone else to be less musical. You can add in any genre of song in your work. Or even make up your own song(s)/music.
Created by Mnezz
>90
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3
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Tell me about your country in a poem :)
Created by lostAlice
15-150
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1
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2
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Describe the most rewarding experience in your life
Created by Erallie
15-140
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1
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2
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What does the start and end of a day mean to you? Or is it just the passage of time?
Created by CallMeFuzzy
>15
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0
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13
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Write about a breakup or some other relationship problem.
Created by Erallie
15-200
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0
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12
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The Disappearing House
Created by steffthecat
400-800
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0
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4
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Welcome to the Closed Door Café. We still hate you...
Created by steffthecat
400-800
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0
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4
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Machiavelli once wrote: "It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles." Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Write poetry, prose, or an essay exploring this topic.
Created by apromptaday
50-2k
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0
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