Wednesday Writing Prompt


Well, it’s officially pumpkin month! It’s technically fall these days and it’s even sort of starting to feel like fall in Austin (it’s at least not in the 100s anymore, which is really all we can ask for). Despite the still balmy weather conditions, the fall spirit has certainly arrived. And this year that spirit came in the shape of a pumpkin. I don’t know if y’all have been on Pinterest or to a Starbucks lately, but people are REALLY into pumpkins this year. Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream, and the mecca of all pumpkin flavored treats: the pumpkin spice latte (this is the beverage’s 10th anniversary after all).

Now I love autumn and I love the pumpkin as much as the next person, but I think we have to step back and admit: we’re getting a little out of hand, society. So for this week’s writing prompt, I thought it’d be fun to try something a little different: a comedy about pumpkins. Your interpretation of this assignment could take many forms, such as a pithy pumpkin poem, an exaggerated mock epic about a baking experiment gone awry, a short story about the lives of pumpkin patch workers, etc.

Stretch those funny bones, drink a pumpkin spice latte, and write!

– Annie

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