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This week's prompt comes from Kyle Minor, author of Praying Drunk.
THE EXERCISE: RESTLESS
Be restless about form. Rigidly restrict yourself to one thing – say, dialogue, or a list, or a repetition. Or consider a one-part structure, or two-, or three-, or four-, or five-. Or a story proceeding in letters. Or an interview. Or a sci-fi story set in Appalachia, that most common of things which you can only make new with greatest effort. Anything.