Friendly reminder that you have until September 9th to get your entries in!
Hello everyone, and welcome to August's CVil War battle! Last month, we sadly lost the battle as my Harry Potter prompt didn't inspire anyone to submit anything. Oh well, we can't win them all! While we unfortunately had to concede that TheMaidenInBlack
and her followers of The Many-Faced God
won in July, let's all look forward to August and the Picturesque Party that awaits!
Each month, TheMaidenInBlack
and I go to "battle" by asking the literature community (that's you!) to respond to our prompts in the hopes of becoming the sole champion of our monthly battles. We pick one winner and one runner-up out of the entries we receive, and award them graciously for their valiant efforts in the CVil War. Read on to find out what August's prompt entails!
Last month, I gave a prompt that may have been too precise, so this time around I'd like to have a more general, open prompt that hopefully everyone can respond to. (:
My fellow literary soldiers, in order to take part this month, you must respond to the photograph below in any genre or style
, meaning you can write a poem, a piece of prose, or create a visual or found poem--so long as it's literature. If you're writing a poem, your maximum line count is 50 lines
. If you're writing prose, your maximum word count is 1000 words
. The photograph is abstract, so what do you see? How does it make you feel? What characters do you envision in the scene? Tell me in your writing!
The Rules and Prizes of War
The champion of this battle, whose literary work exceeds all others, shall receive:
- 3 Month Core Membership or equivalent in points!
- Their own private island!
- A lifetime supply of coconuts to do with as they please.
And a runner up shall receive:
- 1 Month Core Membership or equivalent in points!
- A trophy of a dolphin!
Besides the rules in the prompt above, you must comment your submission below by September 9th 11:59 PDT
. In your comment, please also include whether you'd like Points or a Core Membership if you win
. Winners and next month's prompt will be posted on (or just after) September 15th, 2016
To see what TheMaidenInBlack
has asked from her band of thieves, go here
. Why you'd want to is beyond me, however.