Welcome to the 31st Writing Prompt of the Week!
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Submissions: January 16-20
Voting: January 21-22
Winner Badge Awarded: January 23
These prompts are grounded very thoroughly in reality. No magic, no science fiction, no fantasy creatures or worlds should be in submissions for these prompts. Stories can be modern or historical, maybe even slightly futuristic, but they must be based on reality and on earth as we know (or knew) it to be.
This Week’s Prompt
You find an old bell whistle and discover that it belonged to your neighbor. They didn’t work on a train or for a railroad. What is their story, and what was the whistle used for?