Creative Nonfiction Prompt #79

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Creative Nonfiction in The Ink Well Prompt #79


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.

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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 : Spirit

Last week's participants



Highlighting Abdul-qudus, with the story:

Adeyinka's Apartment

My first night made me think of not staying there at all. Whenever I try to do anything, all I can see and imagine are those scenes of us laughing and having fun together. The first night wasn't a nice one.

Curator's comment :

Nicely developed characters and good conflict and resolution.


Highlighting @universoperdido, with the story:


Recumbents are not governed by cosmic rules like the zodiacal signs, but by what they meant in life and the goals they wanted to achieve when they were beings of flesh and blood.

Curator's comment :

The story is nicely paced, well told and suitably resolved. Very readable nonfiction.


Highlighting @supernova004, with the story:


Even in situations when he was right. He mostly was always right. Growing up, I never saw him involved in fracas. He was too much of a peacemaker for my liking. Just like in a situation as this one, when he should be blowing hot and giving these assailants a taste of their own medicine, he'd rather not say anything. And it hurt me. Because keeping quiet means being guilty. It means accepting defeat. And I hated the feeling it left in my mouth. I hated him even more for letting me feel that way.

Curator's comment :

A nicely balanced, and well-structured piece, with great dialogue. One to read!


Highlighting @nancybriti1, with the story:


Suddenly, one of them felt a sharp pain and put his hand to his chest. They were all in the river, so they swam out to help the man, who gave a piercing and pitiful cry. As best they could, they pulled him out of the river and began to resuscitate him, but the man was unresponsive. When they were about to take him to the car to transfer him to the hospital, the man opened his eyes as if looking at a fixed point in the sky, laughed and said clearly, as if what he saw gave him great joy:

"Chilon, my friend"_ -and then, they say, he let out his last sigh.

Curator's comment :

nancybriti1 turns in an exquisite CNF story in response to the spirit prompt. A local shopkeeper, Chilon, commits suicide and the community believes his restless spirit wanders. The story is told from nancybriti1's childhood perspective. In the end, one of Chilon's friends is dying from an apparent heart attack. His last words are spoken with a smile, "Chilon, my friend". The end stays with the reader, as does the whole story.


This Week's Prompt 79:

"Set (one's) teeth on edge"

The Free Dictionary's definition : To cause one to be upset, nervous, or uncomfortable.

  • Perhaps, initially, you really admired someone, but you discovered that they had a habit of whining about trivial matters, which set your teeth on edge.
  • You had a habit of cracking your knuckles when excited. Unfortunately, your girlfriend at the time found that it set her teeth on edge to such an extent that she found greener pastures.

    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.

    And be sure to remember to join The Ink Well community!



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Congratulations to all featured posts.

I'm excited.
Thank you for featuring my post. Congratulations to everyone else.
Thank you

Thanks so much for featuring my content. Well appreciated and this is indded a nice topic for the week. Congratulations 🎊 to everyone

Congratulations to all the featured authors.

Very thankful! Congratulations to the other authors and their stories have been incredible. Greetings!


Hello friends, here you have my participation this week.

Congratulations to the winners

Congratulations @abdul-qudus your romantic story got featured 😂😂🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️

Here's my entry for this week's prompt

😂 😂. What can I say onto the Lord! All I have to say is “Thank you Lord


You are very funny 😂

Always a pleasure 😂

😂😂funny you

Here is my entry:

Congratulations to you my friend @abdul-qudus come and pay your tithe 😂😂😂😂
Nice one man.
Here is my entry for the week. Sending my support already

Thank you for the recognition and congratulations to the others recognised. Best regards

Congratulations to the winners🎉🎉🎉

Here is my entry for this week's prompt:

Congratulations to the selected writers

Congratulations to all the featured post

Here is my entry link

I supported other authors.

From laughter and tears to happiness and peace and small stories exist in human life. So the key lines of this extraordinary story always give us a new recognition. Whose joys and small stories are shared among all. We feel a lot of joy and express the small words of the heart to everyone. By doing this, the difficult moments of the body and mind and the story become much lighter. Many thanks to the community for presenting a wonderful initiative with all the rules and regulations.

I enjoyed reading other authors stories and they were interesting. I share my entry as well and hope everyone enjoys it.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Here is my entry;

Supported @fashtioluwa and @rare-gem

Here is my entry

I supported maryann and abdul-qudus

Here is my entry for the week.

I have engaged on the following authors' work
@nancybriti1 and @emreal

Congratulations to all excellent writers. Here's my entry

Supported @jjmusa2004 and @george-dee

Here's my entry

Been a while I posted on hive due to some unfortunate circumstances. Feels good to be bad though. Missed writing these stories and reading them as well.

Congratulations to you all.
Keep winning 👍🏾

This is my entry on prompt #79