The Song Lyric Prompt Challenge

Closes 31st May 2020

“I’ll tell you all my secrets but I lie about my past.”

  1. Write about 500 words with the above lyric as your inspiration.
  2. It can be Flash Fiction, CNF, Prose Poem, Poetry…
  3. Read over, edit, polish!
  4. Make it excellent.
  5. Submit to with “SONG LYRIC PROMPT – Title of your work” in subject line.
  6. Please do NOT submit a previously written work to this Challenge! The Cabinet of Heed is still ravenous for excellent fiction and poetry. All previously written work should be submitted using these guidelines:
  7. The purpose of these challenges is to get writers who are temporarily “stuck” in the current pandemic back writing again, so please comply with number 6.
  8. The Cabinet Of Heed will select some of these works to appear in a special free online issue (The Cabinet Of Heed is read by people in over 130 countries).
  9. Have fun with this and stay safe!


Song lyric from Tango Till They’re Sore by Tom Waits (Way, Linwood)

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