§ Rebekah says: At the time of this writing, the American presidential election still hangs in the balance. I will spare you the brilliant, sarcasm-dripping, election-inspired fire & ice dragon challenges we discarded this week 😀 . After all, here at Fire&Ice everyone’s welcome, no matter which side of a political spectrum you may claim. Thankfully, there are some things that not even the most aggressive authoritarian can make laws against: kindness. compassion. empathy! the eternal trio: love. joy. peace. -And, obv, the occasional MLT. No matter what happens tomorrow (though we’re ready for it!), thank you for being here with us today to write & share your stories. Sarcasm totally optional. 😀 😀
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.
JUDGES: Today’s judges are Sinéad O’Hart and Craig Anderson. Check out their bios on the Fire&Ice Judges page.
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 13/19
Fire dragon option: include a non-human character
Ice dragon option: include a phrase in another language (non-English)
Today’s word count: Between 150-160