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The Daily Prompt – July 29 – There’s a White Room…


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.


The Prompt-

 You are trapped in a white cylindrical room. It is 8ft from wall to wall, and 12ft from floor to ceiling. There are no doors, and no windows. The only opening is an 8 inch by 8 inch steel grate in the center of the room. The only items inside the room are one standard-twin metal bed frame, bolted to the ground, and a fairly hard twin mattress. There are no sheets, and no blankets. You are only wearing a pair of shorts (with a tie-string inside), and a t-shirt – nothing else. You do not have any super powers. 

You must get out of the room. You cannot simply give up and die. How do you do it? 


About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

One comment on “The Daily Prompt – July 29 – There’s a White Room…

  1. Doran Simmons
    July 29, 2013

    Probably the same way I got in there, which seems equally impossible. Unless…

    Unless I’m that dude from the X Files who could stretch himself out and lived on people’s livers. I think that actor was also in The Green Mile and Lost and ended up marrying some underage girl who looks like a plastic hooker. But I’m not sure.

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