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A group for writers of all things Prose.

Prose:- (n) Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse.

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...I have created a SINGLE FOLDER for poetry called The Odd Poem . THIS FOLDER and THIS FOLDER ALONE is where you can post poetry. Alternatively it can go to our sister group My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink .


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Hello guys! I am MagicalJoey, and I will be heading up some fun times and prompts from here on out (with the help of the team). We would like to jump start the group again, and with that – a bit of a challenge for July. If you aren’t all familiar with Special Holiday Fun, we are going to introduce you in the best way possible. Each month will feature a Special Holiday prompt for you guys to gain inspiration from and give us something wonderful!

ALSO! We shall be doing some weekly prompts for you as well. These are generally going to be photo or phrase prompts, but could also be word, music, video or Special Holiday Fun related and will vary in word counts to mix up the challenge. Everyone who enters this challenge will get a month long feature by the group, so we hope the incentive is high enough for you guys to really participate! Let’s see what you got!!

This year, 2017, is "International Sustainable Tourism for Development" year. While this doesn't sound all that 'writable', it does allow for short stories about other 'foreign' places or people, even some non-fiction too (think travel experiences, sans Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). So, if you want to write anything on this prompt you have 2017 words (see what I did there) minimum to write your story. (Try not to make it more than 10k words...some of us readers are old and wear glasses and all that jazzy stuff).

Tourism Invasion by AlexandreGuilbeault     tourism by ssilence     tourism by sliwka

Kitchen tourism - Family One by Didou83     the dancers by grevys     Ireland by fredrickburn

June, among other things, is "World Watercolour Month" (it's also "Ice Cream Month") so I challenge you to work on a collaboration with an artist - painter or drawer. You do the writing and they paint or draw a picture to 'explain' it, 'compliment' it or 'oppose' it. You have no word limit here, as you will need to work with the artist of your choosing to find something that works for both of you. Some artists can be found in the comments of This Journal Here, but be aware that this journal is for a competition and maybe the artists do not want to work for just a monthly prompt/challenge without a prize...thus, for the first time in our monthly prompts I'm offering a small :points: prize for everyone who contributes (please don't all contribute now and leave me bereft, though that would be lovely). That will be only 10 :points: per person per pair (i.e 10 each not 10 split to give you 5), but 10 could be the difference in that next commission you order or that Super Group status you need.
:bulletred: Rules :bulletred:
1) Please link each to each other's work and to this journal
2) Please try as much as possible to have 'new' words as of the creation of this journal (June 21)
3) You have until July 31 to create
4) Submissions to the 'monthly prompts' folder please
5) All submitters will get points for this one and will be featured in a month-long feature in the group in August
6) You are free to choose your own topic, and remember, discuss the word limit with your partner
7) Please comment on this journal and mention who you're partnering up with - more of a courtesy to me and the admins to keep track somehow
8) Poetry or prose is allowed for this

Lucille and Zeis by laverinne     Space Gryphon by Kanizo     Horses Running by xereith

Now, for Weekly Prompts. Due to a very high work load, I am unable to update this regularly each week, so what I will do is place all four week's prompts at once. This gives you the added option of doing a future week's prompt if you don't like the current week's one. Weekly prompt entries will be placed in the featured folder for the next month, along with the month's entries, giving you a whole month's feature on our page.

Week One: 1 July - 9 July:
Saturday 1 July is "International Joke Day". For this week's challenge you need to write something funny! Be it toilet humor, crass, crude, childish or about have full scope to make us laugh! There will be a word limit for this, but only because I want to see what you can come up with when given limitations: 1987 words to be precise. Want to go for hard mode? Use only 369 words. Remember: Make us laugh!

Cute Phil Lester Laugh Window Page Decor by Raccoonus-Doodus     It's an inside job by StevenDrawsThings     The Dawn Of The Jester by tomas89

Week Two: 10 July - 16 July :
Sunday 16 July is "World Snake Day", so in honour of my mom (who hates snakes) and her friend (whose son does snake shows for a living) I've picked this as the day for this week's challenge. Your story must include a snake in some form (nothing NSFW please...yes, my mind did go there and I know yours will too at some stage) - it can be a talking snake, a spirit snake or a non-fiction about your encounter with the reptile. You have no word limit for this one, but keep it clean please folks.

Full Bloom by FionaHsieh     Medusa by KahjDoodle     rainbow snake by Claudendos

Week Three: 17 July - 23 July:
Sunday 23 July is "Parents Day" and in honour of those who raised us (be it mother/father/aunt/uncle/granny/grandad/foster parents/birth parents/guardians/sisters/brothers) you have 2345 words to write a non-fiction work. Tell us a story about how the people who raised you, whoever they were, impacted and influenced your life. Did they stick by you when times were tough? Did they do the opposite and left you stranded? Tell us, in a little slice of your life, a story of you and your 'raiser-uppers'.

Good Living by wittywerds     Parents by AdvanceArcy     TLG Moms by SukalaAP

Week Four: 24 July - 31 July:
Sunday 30 July is "Paperback Book Day" and so I challenge you to give us a sample chapter of that book you are writing, or want to write. As an added bonus you can mention in your comments if you are looking for critique of this work and maybe another reader will be kind enough to offer you a few lines of their opinion. There is no work limit on this, and it is allowed to be an old work. Not a prose writer? Then give us a poem or two from your upcoming Anthology - you can always take it down when you do publish it. :)

Dazai Reading in The Night by Fairs-kun     Gratitude by MattDixon     Vampire Duel by Jowain92

And that, my friends, is when July ends and the month of my mommy's 60th birthday begins. Enjoy! And remember, any questions can come directly to the group, to myself MagicalJoey or to any one of the admins.

Jokes, Snakes, Parents, Books

Let the Challenges, begin!

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Soulmates, Enemies, and Bruises (Contest Entry)    Advancements in telepathic technology proved that every human has a soulmate. When your mind is opened to the presence of thoughts which are not your own, it initially overloads. The reach of your mind expands to cover the whole Earth. Everything outside your own head sounds like gibberish, until you find that one voice beside your own which you can understand. For every person, there is someone perfectly compatible. A profound connection is formed between your souls and bodies; even if there is half the world between you.
    I haven't had the experience myself, I don't want to be telepathic. I only know what I've read about it. And trust me, the Internet is clogged with romantic anecdotes detailing the 'manmade evolution.' 
    I'm from the first generation with access to mind modifications. I still remember when dating websites were your best chance at finding love. Now people upgrade their own brains to find 'the one.' No

by Sweetie-Chars

The Trouble with TwoMaria hummed softly as she waited for her boyfriend to pick her up.
One of her two boyfriends.
She applied a bright red lipstick. It was hard to find true love when you invested in one man for so long, she’d reasoned with herself. Dark gray eyeshadow. You could go and waste ten years of your life, just for him to never propose. Or worse, leave you at the alter. She’d seen it before. Eyeliner. It was hard to juggle two guys at once, but no more than it was to juggle work and a social life. Mascara. Besides, both were great guys, and very dedicated to her, but they also both had their flaws.
Straightening out her dress, she stood, and noticed a painless bruise that had suddenly developed on her lower leg. Maria cursed, and went digging through her closet for a longer dress. There weren’t many - she wasn’t a very modest woman.
That was the problem she had with her two boyfriends. Maria had met them around the same time, and when she’d noticed the bruises and

by TheRedSephaos

Just a SnackKaye was attempting to cut a watermelon while holding it down like it was a savage beast that needed to be subdued. Quickly losing his patience and his hunger growing by the second, he picked up the pace as he sawed through the fruit in hopes to eventually reach the sweet nectar within. The knife slipped through the husk and scraped his hand. He screamed and released everything from his grasp. He examined his hand to find a small gash that was oozing a droplet of blood. He cursed to himself as he tended to his wound. Glancing at the thick green shell, he suddenly had an idea. He snatched a meat hammer from a utensil drawer and aimed it over the melon. He drew back and smashed it with full force. In the midst of the explosion, a sizable chunk of it smacked him square in the face and he stumbled back. He shook his head and collected his prize to feast on.
Idna, though neither her nor Kaye knew of their fate, who had stuck together through thick and thin, was in the middle of reading a bo

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whitemagnolian Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Writer
Looking forward to contributing to the writing prompts! I'll get working. :)
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017   Writer
Yay :D
Looking forward to seeing your entries :) Bring test subjects friends!
TheFwank Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Writer
Hey, I'm a longtime writer who's just recently gotten into professional editing- what would the etiquette be for offering my services to the group?
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016   Writer
This group doesn't really cater to editors/proofreaders etc, but you could try GrammarNaziCritiques or ProjectComment or Adopt-A-Writer 
TheFwank Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional Writer
Okay, thanks for the references! :)
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   Writer
No problem.
TIA-45 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015

Hey all,

A friend and I are attempting to start up a new (free!) e-published magazine featuring all kinds of writing arts! We are currently looking for submissions to be featured in the first issue, details can be found here:

If you would like a chance to be featured in the first issue, see the link and consider contributing (guidelines for doing so are included on the blog)!

xBennyRGraux Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
As Terry Pratchett's Death would say in this sort of situation where one receives the chance to have their work added to a gallery and read while pondering several ways to express gratefulness , death having no feelings except thinking cats are nice when he is not reaping souls thanks to the assassin's guild and wayward wizards, he would state the following phrase "thank you for the fave" . After a short pause he would wonder if that was the correct thing to say and would vanish. so Thanks! yeah XDDDDDDDDDD
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015   Writer
Rofl. Makes me really wish I had read any of the Terry Pratchett novels.
xBennyRGraux Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think they are up for free on sacredtexts or on pdf or kindle, but having the book is better.
Im up to book 10. I loved the movies staring Christopher lee as Death ( I cant read Pratchett's Death lines
without doing Lee's deep booming voice XD ). Death says the only thing he likes and or
desires having no emotions like we do is cats, Terry Pratchett wrote a book about Cat anectdotes and
also a whole Discoworld book on cats AND a co written novel with Neil Gaiman about the end of the world
and Death is in it. atm u can see Wyrd Sisters, the color of magic, music of the soul, hog father and
one starring Samwise aka The goonies kid as "the Tourist", Death cameos in each one, Hog father being a 4 part movie series
f you wanna give it a go then pick up a book on a free day. I could never touch Pratchett's funny in a million years!!!!
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