We take December off.
You're busy. We're busy. It just makes sense.
Plus we're plotting so. We want to go do that.
In the meantime, have a go at some of the previous prompts from this year.
include prompt, group icon, and link to a recent critique in your description
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may be any style of writing - poetry, prose, script, etc.
'This colourless sky of folded showers'
must not include in any way whatsoever romance, love, etc.
include prompt and a link to a recent critique in your artist comments
In 3000 words or less, write an elliptical piece.
elliptical: tending to be ambiguous, cryptic, or obscure: an elliptical prose that is difficult to translate
Write a sestina about zombies.
39 line poem divided into 6 stanzas of 6 lines each, followed by an envoi of 3 lines, unrhymed
same six end-words must occur in every stanza but in lexical repetition
the first line of the second stanza must pair its end word with the last line of the first stanza; the second line of the second stanza must pair with the first line of the first, etc.
the last three lines must use all six end words
'Looking for some old untried illusion'
Write in a non-linear style.
An episodic piece, if you will. Start in the middle and work in a circle, jumping from either the past or present/future, until you come full-circle again.
Read this piece as an example:
He told me he loved his college professor...
Prose OR Poetry Prompt:
"He told me he ________, and then he _________."
Fill in the blanks. This is your introduction sentence. Feel free to change the initial "he" to a guy's name. In under 1000 words (for prose) or 30 lines (for poetry), write a piece based off your sentence.
'Through the burning cathedral'
"9 Reasons To Call Off A Wedding"
No more/less than 3 characters meeting for the first time.
Must take place in a laundromat.
The power dynamic for all three characters must shift at least once.
No less than 2000 words.
"There's nothing in this world but hope"
Must be first line.
No more than 25 lines.
'For him in vain the envious seasons roll'
Poetry + Prose
Pick a prompt from the Official FFM Prompt Bank 2012
. Include the prompt you're using in the comments section. Bonus points for using more than one.
'Let's take the apocalyptic road this time.'
"First Line: When the gods return, from the ends of the fasting sky, they'll stand in the rain and knock and knock."
Finish in 2000-3000 words.
Don't make the ending obvious. (i.e. everything can't just "magically" work out in the end; make it unexpected. Catch your readers off-guard.)
Comedic elements are strongly encouraged!
Write an ironic sonnet.
Must not be about love.
Must use at least one of the five senses in a new and inventive way.
Kudos if you don't mention any body parts.
What do we mean by "ironic sonnet"? We're leaving that up to you to decide.
'Let the flowers bleed; tonight, the world begins.'
In less than 2000 words, create a legend, myth, or fairytale about falling stars.
No major requirements or rules for this, except: You can't use cliches. AT. ALL.Poetry
In less than 30 lines, write a poem that starts at the end and moves backward (the end should be the beginning, in other words).
'And the land became brown sharp points of death...'
ProseAs an IT guy, I can check my work's security cameras from home. I just saw a pair of small red lights moving around in one of our old clean rooms.
Our feed is in black and white.
In less than 1500 words, write the rest of the story.Poetry
In celebration of the harvest: in less than 60 lines, write a love letter (as a poem) that is either to or from a scarecrow.