"What I Did on My Summer Vacation."
But I want ludicrous, spectacular falsehoods. Make up every bit of it. Were you a stowaway on the last space shuttle mission? Too bad. Write about something even crazier.
Post your prompt-response (someone please give me a better term for that, ugh) on your blog, and post a link in the comments. I promise to read all of the entries. Maybe later this summer we can have some kind of a grand prize-- a query letter critique or something, if you like. Let me know what sounds fun.
Don't have a blog? Why not start one?
EDIT: So, let's do this: post a response to any of my writing prompts between now and August 26, and I'll pick one winner whose query letter I will then critique on the blog the following week. (We can remove the identifying details, if you want; we'll figure that out later.) I'm not promising representation, but I'm not ruling it out either...
Tell your friends!