MR Writers Club Prompt: Recap 2016 Like It’s December All Over Again

Leandra Medine | January 8, 2016

I know you’re not a fortune teller and that your crystal ball is probably just a fancy stone embedded in a ring that your grandmother gave to your mom (from whom you dutifully stole the gem), but I also know that you have an imagination as vast as the world wide web, and if anyone can flash their fiction chops to the tune of a Man Repeller post, it’s not me. It’s you. SO, this week, the Man Repeller Writers Club Prompt asks that you pretend it’s December 2016 and you’re just about gearing up to pen your year in review.

It can look like the ode to 2015 that Amelia wrote last month in the format of a feedback loop that gives and gives and gives until it’s closed and refuses to re-open.

It can look like the superlative lists I am more accustomed to compiling (I still miss 2012).

If you want to get more granular, that’s encouraged, too! Why not create a list of the 16 hypothetical words you never want to see again following this year?

Produce an audio file, should you feel so compelled.

But most importantly…

Have fun with it. The year has yet to begin, so the opportunities know exactly zero bounds. Go HAM. Make the most scandalous story of the year about Amelia’s having murdered me. Chase that superlative with the most riveting new podcast of the year, “Murder She Typed,” the story of what really happened between Leandra and Amelia. As a matter of fact, debunk that superlative and call telegrams the new podcasts for 2016. This can go on forever, baby, but unfortunately, life is about deadlines, so: make sure to submit your story to by Thursday, January 14th at 12 p.m., EST.

I will be waiting in front of my computer screen like a bargainer on Black Friday.



  • Jackie @ Kleiden drew

    Challenge accepted!*
    *Wonders if f dyslexia or lack of writing chops is making her most nervous.