August Writing Prompt Contest

Congratulations to our July Writing Prompt Contest Winners! 


Once the bells had stopped I would slip out of bed and leave through the grey shapes of the garden. I thought my footsteps made no sound, but the movement of the air was sometimes enough to disturb a mouse, who would turn in his sleep, rustling the foliage of the underwood. The moonlight cast its sheen across the hillside field. My moonshadow would have been clear to anyone watching, but the land was predominant on those midsummer nights, all humans but me swaddled and silenced. Privileged, I watched as the hills swelled, flexed, experimented with new shapes and settled.


Olive Love

I am slow to wake this Midsummer morning. “God still has me on hold”, I think. Stretching is not an option in this bed, so I get up, trying not to think how long this season will last. I have turned all calendars to the wall. The illusion of things remembered and talked about have confused my sense of time. I have no idea how long I have been here. Counting backwards is as wasteful as trying to determine how long I have to go. I tell myself, next time I will hold my breath.   

The August Writing Prompt is:

I knew I hated that ____ from the moment I saw it.

The deadline for posting an entry and is August 24, 2011.  The deadline for voting is August 31, 2011.

The rules: Write a micro story of 100 words or less based on the prompt as a comment to this post.  You may enter as many times as you like.

Each post will have a thumb button to the right of it.  One click equals one vote, and only one vote is allowed per computer.  So have your family, friends, co-workers, the nice barista from your local coffee shop, log on and vote for your story.

Contest winners will be entered to win a free print copy of our Fall Issue: Transformation in October and winning entries will be archived on our website. (Please be sure to include your email when you post your entry)

Good Luck and Happy Writing!