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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Reedsy Prompt: Spring in Your Step

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Deadline: April 3, 2020 - 11:59 PM EDT
In the Northern Hemisphere, the first day of spring began on March 19th. The changing of seasons often brings about a renewed sense of motivation (hence "spring cleaning") and creativity. Indeed, many poems have been written about spring — such as Emily Dickinson's "A Light Exists in Spring" — and authors have long been inspired by the season:

"That is one good thing about this world... There are always sure to be more springs." — L.M. Montgomery

This week, we're also inspired by spring, and so are our prompts.
Before bed, you put your clock ahead one hour for daylight saving time. When you wake up, you realize you've gone forward a lot more than one hour.
Write a story that takes place at a spring dance.
You made a promise to yourself you'd finally do it on the first day of spring. Today was the day.
Write a story about someone who finds something interesting peeking out from a melting snowbank.
Write a story about someone walking through a park on a spring evening, told only through internal monologue.
Short Story Contest — $50 Reward
Reedsy challenges you to create a short story based on these prompts. Winners will be featured on Reedsy Prompts and receive $50 via PayPal! In order to have your story considered, it is important you follow the submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines:
Choose a prompt from this week's contest page.
Write an original story of 1,000-3,000 words.
Submit the story from your Reedsy Prompts profile before 11:59pm EST on April 3rd.

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