We are an online prompt journal for music and prose. Each month, your response becomes the prompt.
Here’s how it works:
At the beginning of each month, we publish a new piece, either by a musician or by a writer. You will then have two weeks to create and submit a response. The goal is to alternate between music and prose — each piece inspired by the one that came before. It is ongoing!
We will select one response each month which will become the next prompt. We aim for this site to be experimental and fun, a place where people can be inspired in unexpected ways. To keep the conversation between writers and musicians, no matter where they are in the world, ongoing.
Please keep in mind, this is not meant to be one single story that keeps going. We hope to keep this idea alive for as long as possible, and we do not ask for submitters to familiarize themselves with every piece that comes before theirs! No, instead think of this as a series of individual prompts that build off of and inspire each other in new and exciting ways.
Please check our submission page for more information.
Who are we?
Alex Eastley (she/her) is a bassoonist based in Montréal who performs in a wide range of styles including classical, contemporary and free improvisation. She has played with orchestras in North America, New Zealand and Europe, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (GA), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (NZ), and the Hallé (Manchester, UK). She was Principal Bassoon of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (MB) from 2007-2018. Inheritance, an album of improvised music recorded with her group Civvie, was released in 2017.
Tam Eastley is a writer and web developer based in Berlin. She has most recently been published on The Wild Word, Visual Verse and Drunk Monkeys. She likes writing about reality TV, tech, and the post-apocalyptic world and is editing her way through her first novel. These days you can find her curled up in her snuggie in front of the Netflix fireplace show, reading a good book.