In the dragon world of Flash! Friday, it’s summer. It’s always summer, in fact, and the days stretch out forever and you know you’ve got to borrow or invent mischief or you might go mad. So — welcome to the Dog Days of Summer writing contest! It’s too hot out for blather, so let’s get right to it.
Contest: Dog Days of Summer
Dates: July 8, 7:30 am until July 22, 11:59pm, 2014. All times local to Washington, DC. Check the world clock to translate into other time zones.
Rules: The normal Flash! Friday rules apply to content.
Word Limit: 800 – 1,000 words, exclusive of title/byline
Inspiration: Tom Sawyer (childhood summer mischief: “real” or imagined)
Where: Here in the comments, as always.
Judges: Rebekah will choose the “top ten,” to be announced July 24. In keeping with the spirit of Tom Sawyer, the top 3 winners will be chosen by public vote (yes, it’s time to call Grandma); the poll will be open July 24 – 28, with the official winners’ announcement posting on Tuesday, July 29.
Prizes: (via PayPal or Amazon gift card, winner’s choice — thank you to the Flash! Friday sponsors!)
- Grand Prize $25 and the triple envy of the neighborhood gang
- 1st runner up $15 and the double envy of the neighborhood gang
- 2nd runner up $10 and the envy of the neighborhood gang