§ Rebekah says: And just like that, Sol 3 is upon us. ♥ This week we also bid farewell to sizzling August, which I celebrated by fleeing beach-ward for a couple nights. Stars, sea, endless rolling dunes, a small stack of thick books (finally finished the wrenchingly powerful The Warm of Other Suns this week), and an espresso kiosk less than a mile away…. Yes, of course work came along (some dragons must pay rent), but with my talons buried deep in sand and a caramel white mocha lurking nearby, that too was a pleasure. And since I couldn’t bring y’all with me, we are bringing the sand to you this week. Can’t wait to see where you’re taking us next! Welcome back.
§ Foy says: Meanwhile, on this end of the world, Summer has its teeth sunk deep, the only dunes are the laundry-kind (and they are endless), and this dragon’s book is the much slimmer (though still wrenching) Who Fears Death, so if my glimmer is a tad blinding, it’s only because I’m elated to be here with you all! May your muses be inspired! Now, if you’ll pardon me, while you’re checking out today’s challenge, I’m just going to slip into that melt pond over there.
Time: The Fire&Ice contest is open between exactly 12:01am to 11:59pm on Fridays, Washington DC time (check the current time here). Entries submitted outside of this window are welcome, but will be
incinerated ineligible to win.
How to Play: Write and submit an original story 1) based on the photo prompt and 2) including EITHER the fire dragon or ice dragon‘s requirement. Pay attention to the 3) varying word count constraints! Story titles (optional) are not included in the word limit. At the end of your story, add your name or twitter handle, whether you chose the fire or ice dragon’s element, and word count. That’s it!
This is a general audience contest (no minimum/maximum/mandatory Earth age to play), so please no gratuitous sex or profanity. Be sure to review the full contest rules here.
AND HERE IS YOUR PROMPT:
Each Fire&Ice prompt includes 1) a photo, 2) a required element (choose between the fire dragon or ice dragon’s offering), and 3) a specific word count. Your story must include all three requirements to be eligible to win.
Photo for Sol 3/19
Fire dragon option: love found
Ice dragon option: love lost
Today’s word count: 250-260 words