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Run

Child Narrator

Passage — Look through young eyes.

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Trillion trees prompt

A Trillion Trees

poem — Arboreal inspiration.

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Write the world   universal knowledge prompt

Universal Knowledge

ONE SENTENCE — What’s the common language of the world?

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Flash fiction

Flash Fiction Competition 2019

SHORT STORY — 99 words.

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Write the world   genre bender prompt

Genre Bender

SCI-FI HEADLINES — Opinions from 100 years in the future.

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Write the world   lunar phrases prompt

Lunar Phrases

FIGURE OF SPEECH — The Moon in Metaphor

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Write the world   sijo prompt

Sijo

Three Lines — The music of Korean verse.

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Write the world   doorways prompt

Doorways

reflection — Rituals new and old.

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A signature capability prompt

A Signature Capability

Fiction — Borrowed first line.

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Write the world   on courage prompt

On Courage

poem — Diverging from the norm.

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Write the world   micro memoir prompt

Micro Memoir

250 WORDS — The exploration of a moment.

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Fantasy 2018

Fantasy Writing Competition 2019

SHORT STORY — Reimagine the world.

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Write the world   water body prompt

Water Body

poem — Taking inspiration from the sea.

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Smog. Smoke. Soot.

DESCRIPTION — The air we breathe.

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Write the world   refuge prompt

Refuge

Definition — What does this word mean to you?

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Free writing

Open Prompt

Free Writing — Write about anything you like!

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