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Science Fiction Competition 2018

Fiction — An imagined future.

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Write the world   subtotals prompt

Subtotals

Flash Nonfiction — Write a narrative in numbers.

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Paint Swatch

Linguistics — Invent a new color name.

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Given First Line

Fiction — Begin with this famous opener.

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Food

Food Writing Competition 2018

Reflection / Essay — Vital nutrients.

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Write the world   improbable flavor prompt

Improbable Flavor

Sensory detail — The taste of...

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Write the world   the limerick prompt

The Limerick

Poem — Humor and absurdity welcome.

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Run

Child Narrator

Passage — Look through young eyes.

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No Pause for Breath

Poem — One long sentence.

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Write the world   for the future prompt

For the Future

Letter — Write to a future generation.

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Open Prompt

Free Writing — Write about anything you like!

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