Monday, February 27, 2012

Illustrative Story Contest

by The Management

Our Illustrator-In-Residence, Catherine Lee, has generously provided a Story Prompt image. 

 

Look at it.

Ponder it. 

Now write a first paragraph. 

“Why?” you wonder. 

The Management will publish our favorites, after vigorous review and many cookies later, and give away some swag like Genuine The Pen & Ink Blogspot book-markers, Mrs. Garcia’s Amazing Chocolate Cookies – they’ll make you forget all your troubles, and an interview of you, yes you, to appear on this blog.

Rules:
  1. Use illustration as inspiration. 
  2. Write a paragraph, regardless of length.
  3. Submit paragraph to penink04 AT gmail DOT com.
  4. Deadline is the 3rd Week of March.
At the end of March, we will annouce our choices.
Oh, you lucky people.

Rules and Restrictions:
Members of The Pen & Ink Blogspot management, their children, spouses or pets are not eligible for entry. We reserve the right to praise your work and write nice things about you. Contest not valid on the Moon, Folsom Prison, or where ever those cheap knock-off brand toys that look like the real thing but contain lead are sold.

15 comments:

  1. What a great picture! I imagine that will inspire many people. I predict a lot of entries. :)

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    1. We anxiously await your entry, Rachel.
      Sincerely,
      The Management

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    1. Deadline? Deadline? Details, details.
      We're glad you asked Darshana.
      The 3rd Week of March is the Deadline.
      Now go forth and write.
      Sincerely,
      The Management

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  3. I love a challenge. Thank you for the chance.

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    1. Go forth and indent.
      Sincerely,
      Price of Punctuation

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  4. It was soon after he heard the Flight of the Bumblebee that Chickadee decided to experiment. After all, his type of hummingbird was smaller than a bumblebee, and he’d read somewhere that according to the laws of aerodynamics, the bee was not supposed to fly, and yet it did. Why, someone had even written a book about it. All his brethren and sisteren had hied off, out of the nest, days before. Yet he was afraid. They called him chicken, but he insisted that he was a hummingbird, like them… In the event, he waited until he felt the Empty Nest Syndrome… mother and father were off searching for grubs, siblings off to play in the Great Beyond, and then – he flew!

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    1. Thank you, Tanja.
      Sincerely,
      The Management

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    2. Tanja,
      you won third place in the contest. You you please send your snail mail address to penink04 at gmail.com and we will mail you booty.
      Thank you,
      The management

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  5. Planning a garden party is a lot of work. I had just stepped back inside my burrow to gather the tablecloths and streamers when I heard Sheila Sparrow calling "Gretel Groundhog, your balloooooons!" As I turned to look out the window, I saw Sheila and some balloons being whisked away by a powerful burst of wind. I'll never finish in time now!

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  6. I'm confused...do I write it here on your blog or in the body of your email? Do I have a choice? I'm guessing since the instructions indicate: Send it to your email..that's what I will do.

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    1. Lora,
      Sorry for the confusion.
      Please send you paragraph to penink04@gmail.com.
      Sincerely,
      The Management

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    1. Rosemary,
      Enticing is our middle name.
      Sincerely,
      The Management

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