Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “Shadows crept across the wall”. These five words will be included in the word count.
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), do one or more of these:
- end the story with the words: “everything faded.” (also included in the word count)
- include the word “orange” in the story
- write in the same genre you normally write
- make your story 200 words exactly!
My genre, hmm? Well, my first book is an upper middle grade fantasy set on the first earth, a sentient planet. Earth One has a crystal-matrix mind and speaks in metered rhyme, the lowest speech form its inhabitants can understand, at least those with the talent for poetry. Admit it, poetry is easier than math, science, or music, right? So I wrote a prolog in metered rhyme.
Given that very few people understood the amount of time and effort it took to write my other rhyming campaign challenges, I don’t expect to win any prizes. Just give me an E for effort. Excluding the title, my poem is exactly 200 words. I broke the meter intentionally at the end.
Whether or not you “liked” my poem, you deserve a chance at some chocolate and books for reading it, so I’m temporarily moving my monthly chocolate and books contest here. You can come back next month and enter again through the tab at the top of my blog. I even made a blog button you can stick on your own blog to remind you. Don’t let the +14 entries scare you. This contest has only two requirements, following my blog and leaving a comment, but you can share it however many times you want to enter more times and increase your chances. The next drawing is March 11th. Yes, you get to choose any paperbacks from my huge stock, and your choice of chocolate to go with the books. Yum!
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Now it’s time to join this week’s book giveaway blog hop presented by Kathy of Iamareadernotawriter.blogspot.com. If you’re a campaigner who hasn’t entered any of these book contests before, I can tell you it’s fun to find out you won.
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