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Call For Submissions — Trust No One

Trust is such an odd concept. In public life, so much of trusting is out of our control. We trust that the car will stop at the stop sign while we’re crossing the street. We trust that a doctor will give us the proper diagnosis or treatment. We usually give this type of public trust without much thought.

But then there’s the trust we give to those we’re close to or choose to get close to. I’m probably an overly trusting person. I assume everyone is good and deserving of trust until they prove otherwise. Some people are opposite. They don’t give trust before it’s earned. I envy those people.

For this writing prompt, write about how you manage trust. Have you ever given someone trust and been taken advantage of? Have you taken advantage of someone else’s trust? Maybe go really deep and answer this question: do you trust yourself?

Same rules as always:

  • You can submit to this or ANY of our past writing prompts. Just scroll through our previous newsletters. They’ll be marked “Call for Submissions.”
  • If you’re already a writer for CRY, go ahead and submit.
  • Be as creative as you want in your submissions. As long as you stick to the topic, we’ll consider it.
  • Just because you submit doesn’t mean we’ll post. If you haven’t heard back from us in three days, consider that a pass.



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