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My Prompts given from 4/4/21 - 10/26/21 in The Writer's Cramp
These are prompts I came up with in my sixth year of judging "The Writer's Cramp.

You are free to use any of them if they will help you in your writing. I also include the number of entrants who tried writing to my prompt.

1. Please use the following as the title of your story or poem:

"Time in a Tapestry"

The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given April 6 - 7, 2021 = 3 Entries


2. Please use the following as the LAST line of your story or poem, and please bold it for judging convenience:

"sharpest knife in the drawer."

Pick "Comedy" as one of your genres - have fun!

Given April 13 - 14, 2021 = No Entries


3. Please use the following as the TITLE of your story or poem:

"Howling at the Pink Moon"

The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given May 4 - 5, 2021 = 4 Entries


4. Please use the following as the TITLE of your story or poem:

"A Cat Named Casper"

The genre is up to you - have fun!


Given May 11 - 12, 2021 = 1 Entry


5. Please use the following as the TITLE of your story or poem:

"Common Sense Shortage"

The genre is up to you - have fun!


Given May 13 - 14, 2021 = 3 Entries


6. Please use the following as the opening line of your story or poem. Please BOLD it for judging convenience:

"The tulips were late that year"

The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given May 18 - 19, 2021 = 3 Entries


7. Please use the following as the title of your story or poem:

"Freedom in the Distance"

The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given May 25 - 26, 2021 = 4 Entries


8. Please use the following as the title of your story or poem:

"White Summer Moon"

The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given June 1 - 2, 2021 = 4 Entries


9. Please use the following phrase (Hemingway inspired) as the title of your story or poem:

"All That Will Never Be"


The genre is up to you - have fun!


Given June 8 - 9, 2021 = 6 Entries



10. Please use the following as the title of your story or poem:

"The Empty Summer"


The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given June 15 - 16, 2021 = 3 Entries


11. Please use the following as the title of your story or poem:

"Lunch Counter Memories"


The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given June 22 - 23, 2021 = 3 Entries



12. Please use the following as the title of your story or poem:

"The Bookstore Cat"

The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given June 29 - 30, 2021 = 4 Entries



13. Please use the following as the title of your story or poem:

"The Last Telephone Booth"

The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given July 6 - 7, 2021 = 1 Entry


14. Please use the following movie title as the LAST line of your story or poem:

"Remains of the Day"

Please BOLD the line for judging convenience.

The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given July 13 - 14, 2021 = 5 Entries



15. Please use the following as the Title of your story or poem:

"No Running of the Bulls"

Write it from the point of view of one of the bulls please. *Cow*

Please pick "Animal" as one of your genres - have fun!

This refers to the Cancellation again this year of the Running of the Bulls, a tradition that happens (almost) every July in Pamplona, Spain. This festival was immortalized in Ernest Hemingway's Novel, The Sun Also Rises.

Here is info on the tradition where bulls chase humans through the streets of Pamplona, during the second week in July:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Running_of_the_bulls


Given July 20 - 21, 2021 = 2 Entries


16. Please use the following as the Title of your story or poem:

"Time is a River"


The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given July 27 - 28, 2021 = 4 Entries


17. Please use the following as the Title of your story or poem:

"The Calico Cat Cafe"


The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given August 3 - 4, 2021 = 3 Entries



18. Please use the following as the Title of your story or poem:

"Forgotten Medals"


The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given August 5 - 6, 2021 = 4 Entries


19. Please use the following as the ENDING of your story or poem, BOLDED for judging convenience:

"doomed to remember a boy."

*Noter*Note*Noter*: This prompt is inspired by the first line of John Irving's classic novel, "A Prayer For Owen Meany"


The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given August 10 - 11, 2021 = 3 Entries


20. Please use the following as the title of your story or poem:


"Fading Summer"


The genre is up to you - have fun!

Given August 31 - September 1, 2021 = 3 Entries


21. Use this line from Hamlet (later part of a Simon & Garfunkel song) as the TITLE of you story or poem:

"The Rest is Silence"

The genre is up to you ~ have fun!


Given September 14 - 15, 2021 = 1 Entry


22. Use the following as the Ending of your story or poem:

"He didn't notice the rain."


Please BOLD the line for judging convenience!

The genre is up to you ~ have fun!

Given September 16 - 17, 2021 = 3 Entries


23. Use the following as the Title of your story or poem:

"Sunrise Over Autumn"

The genre is up to you ~ have fun!

Given September 21 - 22, 2021 = 3 Entries


24. Use the following as the Title of your story or poem:

"Cat in the Window"

The genre is up to you ~ have fun!

Given September 28 - 29, 2021 = 4 Entries



25. Use the following as the last line of your story or poem:

"October framed the season."

Please bold it for judging convenience!

The genre is up to you ~ have fun!

Given October 5 - 6, 2021 = 2 Entries


26. Use the following as the TITLE of your story or poem:

""Ghost of a Different Time""

The genre is up to you ~ have fun!

Given October 19 - 20, 2021 = 0 Entries


27. Use the following, BOLDED (for judging convenience) in your story or poem:

black cat
cupcakes
ominous clouds
haunted house on Halloween
squeaky front door


The genre is up to you ~ have fun!

Given October 26 - 27, 2021 = 0 Entries
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