theresahoney

India

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Message to Readers

prompt 1:
melancholyviolets
Anne Blackwood
poetri
Dmoral13
The Midnight One
Jasmine_K
Ellen J
the_enclave
Christy Wisdom
Ash1721
Vinter Vejen
amazing grace
weirdo

prompt 2:
mia_:)
Brielle P. Chor
Tushar Mandhan
Vinter Vejen
Ollie Octopus
Vishakha Mukherjee

prompt 3:
Anne Blackwood
Tushar Mandhan
A Rose
mia_;)
Dmoral13
Just_A_Memory
Ollie Octopus
Chloe Ferreira
batman_is_a_cracker
CrazyNinjaKid
inspired insomniac
lindsmariebuck

prompt 4:
weirdo
Anne Blackwood
The Campbell's Kid
HelpMe512
Dmoral13
Princess Maira
.amelia.
purple galaxy
Wicked!
SunV
The Midnight One
Ollie Octopus
anoushka1705
Vinter Vejen
mia_:)
mason wong

prompt 5:
Tushar Mandhan
Vinter Vejen
Ollie Octopus
amazing grace
cherryn
Vishakha Mukherjee
Samina

CONTEST #126 (closed)

May 28, 2020

FREE WRITING

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Since lockdown's going to be extended for another 6 months at least, and I'm already bored of the prompts, the contest is running again.

Here are the prompts:

prompt 1
In one of my favourite books, Stargirl, the main character, Stargirl Caraway, delivers an unexpected speech with no central theme, in an oration competition which ends up winning first prize. For this prompt, you will write something similar: you will jump from one stream of thought to another throughout the piece, never dwelling on one topic for long.
The piece has to be about you—one moment you can be telling me about your pet dog, the next about a peculiar cloud formation you saw the other day, and the next about something totally unrelated. Go into as much depth as you want, and/or make me feel like you’ve picked out floating ideas from midair and squashed them together to form your piece. The intention of your piece is to ramble-- but not haphazardly.

Word count: at least 500 words, but your entry can be as long as you want.

prompt 2
As you might know, I am a sucker for scientific poems. For this prompt, write exactly that—you can talk about evolution, about static, the chemical composition of soil—anything you want, really, as long as it can be categorised into science. I don't want you opening a random page in your science textbook and converting it to poetic verse, rather go in-depth about a topic that interests you.
Understand that the poem has to be scientific. Explanatory. You can describe love in terms of hormonal release if you want, but please don't compare it to the expanding universe. 

Word count: 50-300.

prompt 3
Write about detachment. You can write about the feeling of it, its cause, its aftermath-- anything you wish, really. This is a prompt that can be interpreted in any way you want, as long as it forms the central, or at least, a main theme. Just mentioning the word once in the piece won't do. You don't have to make the piece serious, though-- it can be made fun and light-hearted as long as it pertains to the topic

Word count: At least 15 words, no maximum limit.

prompt 4
Write a piece inspired by your favourite lyrics. Again, this prompt is open to interpretation as you may wish, but it's alright if you include the lyrics in your story and don't base your piece off of it. Make your piece personal, or make it fictional, tell me what the lyrics mean to you. (Nobody asked but my favourite words from a song are this: Just for tonight, look inside and spark that memory of you // strong enough to get it wrong in front of all these people).

Word count: 50-500 words.

prompt 5
Write about your pet peeve. Make me feel disgusted/angry/irritated on your behalf. Describe your emotions when it happens. For example, I cannot stand bad table manners, but my grandfather is the noisiest eater I know, so I'd write about those little details that irk me. The objective is to make me feel your feelings when you go through it, so I'll judge this prompt by how hard it was for me to read your pieces.

Word count: At least 150 words, no maximum limit.

rules
·         Each prompt (except #2) may be written in whatever style you choose.
·         Although the word limit is specified, a little over or under if fine if you feel that’s what you need to submit the best piece.
·         You can submit only ONCE for each prompt. You can, however, submit different entries for multiple prompts.
·         IMPORTANT: each piece should be tagged #126, and be linked in the comments.
·         You can submit pieces you’ve already written as long as they fit the prompt.
·         If I feel like your piece doesn't fit the prompt correctly, it will be disqualified.
·         Mention which prompt you're writing for in the footnotes of your piece.
·         I will not accept revised versions if I've already acknowledged your piece.
 
*claps* PRIZES
·         1st place: FIVE reviews on piece of your choice, three likes/comments on pieces of my choice, and a month-long shout-out in my message from writer.
·         2nd place: THREE reviews on pieces of your choice, and two likes/comments on pieces of my choice.
·         3rd place: TWO reviews on pieces of your choice, and one like/comment on a piece of my choice.
·         Honorable Mention(s): ONE review on a piece of your choice.
*The prize distribution is liable to change.


THE SUBMISSION DATE IS 28TH MAY, 2020.

Comment below if you’re thinking of entering, and I can’t wait to get around to judging all your pieces! Best of luck :)
 

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51 Comments
  • amazing grace

    just wondering if you are going to put the results up soon.


    9 months ago
  • theresahoney

    @purple galaxy please read the message from writer box. your username is entered under the category already


    9 months ago
  • Cheshire Cat

    I had entered in this but I don't know if you still have my piece because you changed this post. Its called Planted #126


    9 months ago
  • theresahoney

    @amazing grace they will be out within a week


    9 months ago
  • amazing grace

    when will you have the results up?


    9 months ago
  • lindsmariebuck

    I know this is super close to the deadline. And I'm sorry but this is for prompt 3:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169787/version/335049


    9 months ago
  • Remi

    My entry for prompt#3:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169465/version/334222


    10 months ago
  • mason wong

    I would like to enter for prompt 4.
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/134688/version/333732


    10 months ago
  • Samina

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169168/version/333646


    10 months ago
  • mia_:)

    I also noticed that you want us to put the prompt number in the footnotes. I did that in the title, so is that okay?


    10 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Just realized I have a piece for prompt 4 too!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/167053/version/328304


    10 months ago
  • Vishakha Mukherjee

    Prompt 2:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/169141/version/333560


    10 months ago
  • cherryn

    Prompt 5:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168720/version/332507


    10 months ago
  • CrazyNinjaKid

    Replying: Awesome thank you so much!! sorry bout that, courtesy of my dyslexic self

    :/ :?


    10 months ago
  • CrazyNinjaKid

    Replying: Hahahaha I meant prompt three sorry!!!! Can I put it for the detachment one??


    10 months ago
  • amazing grace

    Prompt 5
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168453/version/331899
    And 1
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168445/version/331892


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    I mean prompt 2 for the one that says prompt 3


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    for prompt 3:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168440/version/331873
    for prompt 5:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168344/version/331660

    thank you for hosting this contest! I love the prompts:)


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166692/version/327608
    Prompt 4 :) I'll have you know that your contest is an amazing enabler for procrastinating


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168335/version/331629
    enry for prompt five ;)


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Yes, its for 1
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168282/version/331526


    10 months ago
  • CrazyNinjaKid

    Prompt 2:
    Titled: a athair

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168257/version/331517


    10 months ago
  • IDk-

    Ooh the rambling prompt is right up my alley. Here's what I came up with
    https://www.writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168258/version/331488


    10 months ago
  • Christy Wisdom

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/168252/version/331471 eyy I've got prompt one. :DD


    10 months ago
  • delete

    This is my submission for prompt 1. Very challenging but fun prompt!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/167584/version/329786


    10 months ago
  • Jasmine_K

    My submission for prompt 1!
    https://bit.ly/3bMGwaR


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Here’s the one, for the science https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166949/version/328063
    Just edited some spelling ;)


    10 months ago
  • Wonderful_World

    can anyone submit a prompt?


    10 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    For prompt 2-
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166819/version/327855


    10 months ago
  • batman_is_a_cracker

    Sorry, wrong link.
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166950/version/327959


    10 months ago
  • batman_is_a_cracker

    Howdy. Here's my entry for prompt 3.
    Body Dead, Brain Tired:
    https://writetheworld.com/versions/327959/share


    10 months ago
  • Brielle P. Chor

    Hello! This is for prompt 2: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166600/version/326890


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    Replying- Ok, thanks!


    10 months ago
  • Chloe :) <3

    For prompt 3: https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166749/version/327390 I don't think this piece actually fits the prompt or makes any sense but would love if you read it anyways.


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    I might try entering the science prompt, but uh, does physic or tech count? Like space shuttle?


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    For prompt 3:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166657/version/327095


    10 months ago
  • outoftheblue

    For Prompt 4!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166603/version/326896


    10 months ago
  • Deleted User

    for prompt 4:
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166491/version/326656


    10 months ago
  • The Midnight One

    New version is here. https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166082/version/326281


    10 months ago
  • The Midnight One

    Reply: Whoops, sorry about that! Done :D


    10 months ago
  • asta

    hey, i'm a bit confused on the scientific poem, could you link me to an example please? thank you!


    10 months ago
  • Syzygy (#words) (J.A.M)

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166296/version/326260
    Here ya are! Another Prompt three. Have to be honest. Wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.


    10 months ago
  • Syzygy (#words) (J.A.M)

    Can't wait to start writing!


    10 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Can't wait to write another submission! When will results be out? Also, I revised my piece for prompt 2. Can I link it or will you judge the original?


    10 months ago
  • The Moving Finger Writes

    I might enter this! Sounds super cool!


    10 months ago
  • Fabiana250

    Hi! I don't know if this fits your work idea for prompt 3, but here it is anyway.
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/165054/version/325189
    You could perhaps tell me beforehand if you feel like it doesn't fit so I can work in something else since I really want to enter the contest :) Thank you!!


    10 months ago
  • The Midnight One

    Here's my entry for prompt 4 - https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166082/version/325677


    10 months ago
  • The Midnight One

    Here's my entry for prompt 1 - https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/166078/version/325675


    10 months ago
  • The Midnight One

    I might enter! Sounds very interesting, I love the prompts!


    10 months ago
  • asta

    i'll definitely be entering!

    (also, the lockdown's being extended? for SIX MONTHS?)


    10 months ago