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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Reedsy Prompt: Face Your Fears

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Deadline: September 25, 2020 EST 11:59 PM

This week is a special edition of the Reedsy Prompts contest because our friends at IndieReader are taking it over with their own theme, prompts, and bonus prize! We'll let them take it from here...

We know that 2020 has been a memorable (aka stressful) year for many. According to experts, one of the recommended ways to manage stress and anxiety is by thinking about what scares you most and then writing about it. So fittingly, this week’s theme is post-apocalyptic stories.

Don’t worry if that doesn’t sound like your genre, as we’ve written 5 prompts below that work whether you’re into that kind of thing or not. So pour a glass of wine, take a few deep breaths, and start typing. And we wouldn’t be surprised if, after you’re done, the world around you doesn’t look so bleak. At least there aren’t any zombies!

Write a post-apocalyptic romance.
Write a post-apocalyptic thriller.
Write a post-apocalyptic story triggered by climate change.
Write a post-apocalyptic story that features zombies.
Write a funny post-apocalyptic story.

Short Story Contest — $50 Reward & Bonus IR Discount

Reedsy challenges you to create a short story based on these prompts. Winners will be featured on Reedsy Prompts and receive $50 via PayPal! This week only, the winner will receive a discount code for 20% off an IndieReader Pro Review. In order to have your story considered, it is important you follow the submission guidelines below.