Creative Nonfiction Prompt #78

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Creative Nonfiction in The Ink Well Prompt #78


Welcome to The Ink Well's weekly creative nonfiction prompt!

In this post, we'll announce the winners from last week's contest and provide the prompt for the coming week.

Before You Write Your Creative Nonfiction Post...

We ask that you read our Creative Nonfiction Tips post to learn about the creative nonfiction genre and review our guidelines.

Important notes:

  • Creative nonfiction stories are based on your real-life experiences.
  • We are looking for real short stories! Not advice columns, reports on crime or corruption in your city, observations on nature, recipes, religion, politics, or any other nonfiction content. Just real-life short stories.
  • Ideal story length is between 750 and 1500 words, but your story must be at least 350 words, at a minimum to be curated.
  • Please focus on quality content. Read and edit for errors! Use a grammar checker before you post your story.
  • We expect everyone who posts in The Ink Well to read and comment on at least two other stories for each one published.
  • Do not post stories featuring physical abuse, graphic violence, erotica or NSFW content.


Last Week's entrants

Thank you to all who participated in last week's prompt : Water under the bridge

Last week's participants



Highlighting @universoperdido, with the story:

Blow From The Past

I found out through an anonymous message that landed in my Facebook inbox that my ex-boyfriend had died from COVID almost four years ago during its cruelest dominion. He was in Peru, alone, with no one to accompany him. I couldn't imagine how horrible and agonizing it must have been for him, having to be accompanied by his greatest fear: loneliness.

Curator's comment :

Well-executed story! Heartfelt, balanced, nicely developed.


Highlighting @nancybriti1, with the story:

How long does a ghost's shadow last?

Her greeting was simple, but cordial. My mother nodded her head, no drama, polite if you like. Then Martina walked away and got lost in the crowd, like a disappearing shadow. No one said anything, we just kept cleaning the grave, on which there is a photograph of my father, which looked like he was smiling.

Curator's comment :

Outstanding writing.


This Week's Prompt 78:

"Spirit or spirited"

  • A spirited discussion amongst your peers led you to embrace a deeper understanding of life.
  • The new house you moved into seemed to harbour the spirits of former occupants, which seeped into your everyday life.
  • Your classmate displayed a spirit of camaraderie and determination in everything she or he did, which piqued your admiration.

Tell us about it! And remember to integrate storytelling elements like characters, scene setting, dialogue and action to bring your story to life!

Have fun and good luck! We look forward to reading your stories.



  • You have 6 days to write your story from the date of this prompt post. Be sure to check the deadline countdown.
  • Write a real-life story with the creative elements of fiction, like characters, dialogue, scene setting and a story conflict.
  • Post your story in The Ink Well Community.
  • Please use the tags #creativenonfiction and #inkwellprompt on these posts. Other possible tags: #writing #inkwellprompt #nonfiction
  • Stories must be written in English. If you've translated the post, it's best to add the original version below the translation. Do not write mixed language paragraphs.
  • Read and comment on at least two stories in the community. Add a link to your story as a comment on this post.

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Congrats to all the winners 🎉

congratulations to all winners. with your all rules and regulation is very nice it's well.

Congrats to the featured authors. It is well deserved

Thanks for the mention, my friend. See you this week. Regards

Thank you so much for the mention and congratulations to all the winners aswell

Here is my entry :


We go again this week

Thank you for this recognition. It is always an honor to share with you!

Congratulations to every participant and winners 🙌🏿

Herewith my entry for prompt 78

Hope you enjoy the read 😊😊

All the best!

Excellent theme that brings to the surface a beautiful memory of my life ☺️😎

A big congratulations to the winners

This is my entry below

This is the list of people I supported their post


Congratulations to those who received shout-outs 🥳🥳

Here's my entry for this week's prompt

Here is my entry for this week's contest. I commented on @ oluchi31, @ gabsclassical, @ kamuhive, and @ blessworld stories. Good luck everyone!

Congratulations to all the winners.

I'm new on here and a bit overwhelmed by the activities ongoing. However, I do hope to see informative entries on this.

Congratulations to all writers

Here's my entry

Here is my entry

I supported precab and universoperdido

Greetings community, this is my participation:

These are the commpañeros that I supported: @iskawrites, @Cajiro, @Borderline.Babe.