Blake Butler: Write a story that begins with the sentence, "Hitler tells me that I look beautiful."
Eric Blair: Write a story that isn't about yourself (must be awesome!).
Gina Ranalli: Write a story about a miniature golf competition.
Jason Jordan: Write a story about a ghost parade.
Josh Maday: Write a story about a very young precocious protagonist who is a writer. It must use the words "precocious," "cacophony," "denizens," and "etc."
kek-w: Write a story about a time-traveling elephant.
Mike Young: Write a poem about a monster truck driver who marries his monster truck and attempts to sue Russell Edson for copyright infringing his life.
Micah Hacim: Write a story about how you're a jerk from the point of view of the bodyguard who used to beat you up during Rory Gilmore's years at Chilton Academy.
Ryan Call: Write a story about MFA candidates using thermonuclear weapons to compete for teaching assistanceships.