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Weekly Writing Prompt
In Second Place, the recent novel by Rachel Cusk, a woman opens her guest house (“The Second Place”) to an artist for three months, hoping he’ll find a connection between her home and his work. What actually happens is much more confusing and unsettling.
Try writing about a memorable house-guest you’ve had at some point in your life, whether it’s your ex-pat uncle who visited once when you were nine or a visit from an old friend that sparked a new adventure. Remember, fiction is your friend (especially if you’ve got a house-guest story that caused, as the guest in Cusk’s novel did, substantial turmoil).
Email your creative writing response to this prompt.
Send us your response by Sunday, Aug 15, 2022. All creative writing responses will be shared on our social media and website. Please edit your own submission before sending and add paragraph spaces between sections. All submissions will be posted left justified.