No prompt today. I'm at a loss. The alarm has gone off as usual, but nothing in the display to tell me what to do, where to go or even what to wear. I'll stay here, in the warm cushion of my sleeper unit. It will reboot soon.

But it hasn't. Nothing has happened. No sounds, no whirring, no coffee. What should I do?

I slide my feet over the side. Naked I search for something to cover my modesty. The blinds stay shut, but I peek through and see no light. No sun. No rain. No people.

I look at the closet of clothes and pick something randomly. A yellow dress. It looks nice. The prompt would have put me in grey again I'm sure. It usually chooses to match my mood. Today though, I'm choosing. For the first time ever. I'm reclaiming my life!

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Qner about 10 years ago

Ha! I took me a while but I got this. "No prompt today." It's a clever premise and you develop it in a cool, unexpected way.

Galen about 10 years ago

Sorry about the prompts sending you to the freeform constantly – I'm not sure what's going on, but don't have time at the moment to dig into it.

On the other hand, excellent work running with it. This may be one of the best meta stories we've ever had.

greenkfl about 10 years ago

Thank you - praise indeed!!

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Blank Prompt

Freeform prompt. Every Friday, writers face a blank page without any prompt. They write whatever they want in six minutes or less.
Prompt suggested by Galen

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