§ Rebekah says: Happy Friday! I’m writing you from deep in the smoke-clouds of the Pacific Northwest (USA) fires, where parts of our county have already been evacuated. My own lair is currently safe, but my prayers are with those in harm’s way and those fighting heart and soul to save them. (If only my favorite ice dragon could pay us a visit!) In the meantime, thank you so much for being here. Your words and stories, as ever, are a balm (albeit often a mischievous/disturbing/comedic/stirring balm!).
§ Foy says: Though we share continents, our environmental realities can often seem so separate. For part of this Sol, we escaped to The Away Woods, Mr. F’s childhood mountains, where we were fed heaps of Som Tum and lime-squeezed Laap, sticky rice and tangy-sweet mangos, and had not a bar of cell service (other than the occasional and unavoidable flights into town). We are plump and happy dragons! But home is home and I couldn’t be more joy-filled to share it with each of you.
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!
Be sure to review the 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 5/19
Fire dragon option: include a mysterious blessing
Ice dragon option: include a mysterious curse
Today’s word count: between 150-160