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Updates From Introspection, Exposition — February Makes Way for March

New writers, stories, and prompts

Elan Cassandra
Mar 1 · 5 min read
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Introspection, Exposition family,

February was a fantastic month for us Introspection, Exposition!

We gained even more very talented writers, and both they and some of our consistent contributors have generously shared with us their difficult, funny, and compelling stories.

The publication grew by over a third(!) in this last month alone and is up to 211 followers. This is, of course, entirely thanks to our tremendous writers.

We have a new category!

It’s called Curiosity, and it’s a place for our writers to talk about their unique obsessions. So far, we have articles covering ancient history, paranormal theory, and true crime.

If you want to tell us why Pokemon is fascinating AF, you can do so here. Just tag your story with ‘curiosity’.

Our story this month was one such article written by George Randall:

Prompts!

In February, we put out our first couple of prompts. They were and , inspired the respective subreddits r/TIFU and r/KidsAreFuckingStupid.

Shout out to David Sales, who somehow managed to nail both prompts in one story!

This story also happens to be the this month. 👏

February prompt honorary mentions:

My Recurring Nightmare by H. L. Warren

First & Last Kisses, First Date, Final Regrets by Hawkeye Pete Egan B.

March prompts

As always, you’re welcome to submit story that fits the publication’s intentions. But , you can consider submitting a story inspired by one of the prompts below.

  • “I still don’t know”
  • “I treasure”

Use a prompt

To submit a story based on one of this month’s prompts, just tag the story with your chosen prompt. (Don’t worry — we’ll swap that tag out for you before publishing.)

At the end of the month, we’ll pick and highlight our favorite prompt-based story on the publication’s home page and shout it out in the newsletter!

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a comment.

About Me Stories

You may know this already, but I’m also an editor for the publication About Me Stories. If you haven’t yet written an ‘about me’ story for their publication, you should!

It’s perhaps the best way to introduce yourself on your profile (pinned at the top) it’s a great way to pick up new readers.

February stories

What a fantastic month of stories, and what an honor it’s been to take on and publish the work of some very talented writers. ❤

Our story this month is the following article published in Curiosity and written by George Randall:

Here’s the full list of this month’s stories by writer

If you’ve missed any of the following stories by these excellent writers, check them out! 😊

New this month, Kasey Sparks

How I Learned FWB Won’t Work For Me

The “D” Word

The Three Words I Wanted To Hear

New this month, Nina de Beurs

An Introduction to My Mind

Body Shaming In Dance: It Needs To Stop

New this month, Pam Suchman

The Worst Astrology Reading Ever — Here’s Hoping it Comes True

‘Doing You’ While Doing No Harm

New this month, Hawkeye Pete Egan B.

A Different Kind of Journey

First & Last Kisses, First Date, Final Regrets

New this month, Candice Lynne Fox

Exercising Your Confidence Muscle

New this month, Susan Sassi

Message From My Mom

New this month, Sandi Parsons

The Things You Think About When You Are Dying

New this month, Damon Ferrara

This Is Not Just a Picture of a Car

New this month, Doreen Barker

Learning To Turn Failures Into Successes

New this month, Eva Rotolo

Starry Night: A tender love poem

New this month, Chris Goodman

On Imposter Syndrome, and Realising How Far I’ve Already Come

New this month, Alessia Autumn

I Couldn’t Be Perfect, So I Tried Being Authentic

Most published rockin’ repeat writer, George Randall

Markers of Ancient Advanced Civilizations

Signs of Ancient Advanced Civilizations

The Truth Shall Set You Free

Structures of Ancient Advanced Civilizations

Seven Reasons for the Chicken Little Phenomenon

Epigenetics

Rockin’ repeat writer, David Sales

Don’t Get in the Canoe If It’s Tied to a Speed Boat

I’m Sorry for My Toxic Valentine’s Day Resentments

Losing My Eye at 15 Altered How I Saw Myself

Rockin’ repeat writer, Brett CB

I Loved You So Much I Could Never Tell You

Roth IRAs, Pina Coladas, & Jail: My Valentine’s Day Massacres

Rockin’ repeat writer, Kayla Vokolek

Please Don’t Say These Things to a Skinny Person

Rockin’ repeat writer, Joe DeRouen

Raised by a Narcissistic Mother

Rockin’ repeat writer, Nina Paneque

Lighting My Candles in 2021

Editor, Elan Cassandra

When Something Needs to Be Written

I Didn’t Believe They Were Really That Into Me

Ohhh, I Think Differently About Valentine’s Day Than Other People Do

What Makes Writing Good?

To the rest of our writers

BraveLittleTaylor, Quy Ma, Heather Neill, Psy.D., Ugly Coyote, Cameron Craig, Armando Almase, JM Miana, Scott Levitt, Julia Appa, Katlyn Gallo, Akhila Nagar, Megan Benson, Emily Jennings, Ryan DeJonghe, Christopher Kokoski, Kirsten Porter, Efron Koen, MFA, MA, Francesca Lembregts, Yve Laran, Jessie London, Timothy O'Neill, Teresa Douglas, Synthia S., and Fernanda Laertez

Thank you for being with us, and we look forward to reading more from you!

And to the rest of our community

Thank you for your continued support!

If you’d like to write for us and haven’t yet been added as a writer, check out our submission guide here!

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Writer and Writing Mentor. Screenwriter. Honest. Human. She/Her. @elancassandra on Instagram, @ElanCDuensing on Twitter. https://linktr.ee/elancassandra

Introspection, Exposition

Introspection, Exposition is a publication for writers who want to use their own voices to tell their unique stories, and for readers looking for contemplative and unconventional work. We feature brave personal essays, short fiction, humor, and more.

Elan Cassandra

Written by

Writer and Writing Mentor. Screenwriter. Honest. Human. She/Her. @elancassandra on Instagram, @ElanCDuensing on Twitter. https://linktr.ee/elancassandra

Introspection, Exposition

Introspection, Exposition is a publication for writers who want to use their own voices to tell their unique stories, and for readers looking for contemplative and unconventional work. We feature brave personal essays, short fiction, humor, and more.