Tuesday, December 20, 2011

An Opportunity For Readers

A pretty picture of nature, courtesy of http://www.smashingapps.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/green-nature.jpg and The Internet. It has little to nothing to do with this post.
I like to challenge myself. I also like it when other people are happy, if it's not at my expense. I also like it when I know that people are reading my blog.

I believe I've thought of a fun challenge that fulfills all of those things--and it involves you all!

I will be writing short pieces (100 - 500 words, most likely) in response to prompts that you provide. The first ten of you to comment on this post and fill out this form shall be getting your very own story/poem/creative work, written by me! Sound fun? Fill out this form in a comment on this post:

Please note: I do have the right to refuse a prompt if it asks for material that goes against my religious, political or moral beliefs or material that I would be uncomfortable writing/posting on the Internet.

Name (this can be an alias): 
Prompt:
Genre:
Specific Requests?: 

Here are some guidelines before you get started...

1) I shall try to get all of these done in a timely manner (two to three months at most); however, events might come up and I'm not making a hard and fast rule. If you haven't gotten your piece by the end of February, just find a way to let me know and I'll try to get on it.

3) You can request whatever genre that you like, including but not limited to fantasy, sci-fi, realistic fiction, historical fiction, poetry, mystery, and fanfiction. (With fanfiction, though, I would prefer for you to stick with the following fandoms: Hunger Games, Twilight, Stephen Sondheim musicals, Tamora Pierce books, Poirot, Miss Marple, Sherlock (BBC series), Inspector Lewis (BBC series), Annie (musical), Seussical (musical), Little Women.)

3) Your prompt can be anything from a fleshed-out plot ("Character A meets Character B and together they defeat Character C, who can read their minds") to one vague word ("beauty"). I'll try to stay true to the spirit of what's been requested, though I have been known to stray...

And here's a list of the available spots!


1. For Ninja Dad:  
Sondheim meets Schwartz in a duel of words (using quotes from their songs), starting out as rivals and adversaries but ending as friends and collaborators. (done)
2. For Tree-Hugger Mom: 
A poem about the spirit within trees and stones  (done)
3. For Allison Corman-Vogan (through Facebook):
How about two characters who were classmates in high school and meet again ten years later in a new city? (done)
4. For AJ:
He sat on her tombstone and laughed 'til he cried...  (done)
5.  For Anonymous:
I would love to read a poem about how to sing to a butterfly. (done
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4 comments:

  1. Prompt: Sondheim meets Schwartz in a duel of words (using quotes from their songs), starting out as rivals and adversaries but ending as friends and collaborators.

    Go and write!

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  2. Tree Hugger Mom- A poem about the spirit within trees and stones

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  3. Name: AJ
    Prompt: He sat on her tombstone and laughed 'til he cried...

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  4. I would love to read a poem about how to sing to a butterfly.

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