Welcome back! I have been so excited to introduce you to the creative magic giving rise to today’s prompt, there are hardly words. (Thankfully there are some words, or it’d be pretty clear I’m in the wrong business, eh??) This summer the Atlanta Botanical Garden has crafted a stunning exhibit called “Imaginary Worlds.” Talk about some literal world-buildling! It’s like mythology meets poetry meets a totally rocking irrigation system. And since most of us do not live in or near Atlanta, today I am bringing the imaginary worlds to you.
* Special thanks to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for their permission to use today’s photo (photo credit to C. Joey Ivansco). Y’all are awesome.
Today’s judge, Jess West, probably considers herself less a world-builder and more a world-devourer. In the name of true environmentalism, however, she builds them before devouring them in order to preserve balance in the universe. If you wish your story to catch her suspicious eye, be sure to check out her judge’s page for tips.
Awards Ceremony: Results will post Sunday. Noteworthy #SixtySeconds interviews with the previous week’s winner post Wednesdays. I (Rebekah) post my own unbalanced writings sometimes on Tuesdays or Thursdays “just for fun.”
Now let’s get to it!
* Word limit: 150 word story (10-word leeway) based on the photo prompt.
* How: Post your story here in the comments. Include your word count (140 – 160 words, exclusive of title) and Twitter handle if you’ve got one. If you’re new, don’t forget to check the contest guidelines.
* Deadline: 11:59pm ET tonight (check the world clock if you need to; Flash! Friday is on Washington, DC time)
* Winners: will post Sunday.
* Prize: The Flash! Friday e-dragon e-badge for your blog/wall, your own winner’s page here at FF, a 60-second interview next Wednesday, and your name flame-written on the Dragon Wall of Fame for posterity.
***Today’s Dragon’s Bidding (required element to incorporate somewhere in your story; does not need to be the exact word(s) unless instructed to do so, e.g. “include the words “botanical miracle'”):