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Fire&Ice: Sol 16/19

§ Foy says: Happy Sol 16! If you marked Thursday special as many of us did here in the United States, I hope you were able to spend it safely with family, whether virtually or in the flesh, sharing time and traditions on the savory, butter-laden, complicated-yet-cherished holiday that is Thanksgiving. To make up for the faces missed, we at the Ice Dragon lair let Christmas out early, and every surface is now draped in tinsel and wrapped in lights! 2020 is looking brighter. Thank you for sharing the closing days with us here at Fire&Ice. ❤

QUESTIONS? Tweet us at @FlashFridayFic, shoot us a note here, or tap any of the judges.

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Fire&Ice Guidelines: 

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.

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JUDGES: Today’s judges are Voima Oy and A.J. Walker. Check out their bios on the Fire&Ice Judges page.

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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 16/19

–Update: WordPress is glitching again; if you can’t see the details below the photo, here they are duplicated: Fire dragon challenge–include a progenitor/parent; Ice dragon challenge–include a gamer. Word count: Less than 200 (no minimum). 

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Kids Sharing Love. photo by Aamir Mohd Khan.

Fire & Ice Prompt

Required elements:

Fire dragon option: Include a progenitor/parent

OR

Ice dragon option: Include a gamer

Today’s word count:  Less than 200 (no minimum)

Fire&Ice: Sol 15/19

§ Rebekah says: Our sunset draws nearer: after today Fire&Ice has just three regular contests plus the grand finale to go! Included in that timeframe will be a focus on you, via our Flash! Future Sunday feature. [The deadline to submit for that is the same as today’s Fire&Ice: 11:59pm tonight, Washington DC time. Guidelines here.] As for the grand finale, well, we intend to go out with a roar (by which I mean prizes, of course 😀 ). Deb and I welcome you to take a deep breath and race with us to what’s sure to be an exciting finish. Thanks for being here!

QUESTIONS? Tweet us at @FlashFridayFic, shoot us a note here, or tap any of the judges.

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Fire&Ice Guidelines: 

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.

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JUDGES: Today’s judges are Mark King and Stephanie Ellis. Check out their bios on the Fire&Ice Judges page.

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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 15/19

Fire & Ice Prompt

Required elements:

Fire dragon option: include something/someone unseen

OR

Ice dragon option: include something/someone foreseen

Today’s word count: 180-190

Fire&Ice: Sol 14/19

§ Foy says: On Saturday, NASA and SpaceX plan to launch a spacecraft dubbed “Resilience” in a second Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. Go-time is set for 7:49 p.m. ET—well past bedtime for dragon hatchlings!—but with two solar-obsessed offspring, I foresee normalcy being scrubbed. 😀 

Speaking of launching, we’ve had mischief brewing here at Fire&Ice! ICYMI, Rebekah announced Monday that our submissionswindow to be featured as one of our Flash! Future authors is now OPEN to YOU.

Find guidelines here (with the What & the Where to submit) and please note that the deadline is November 20. Each of you has helped carry us through the end of 2020, and we couldn’t be more grateful! It would be our joy to share you and your words with the world. ❤    

QUESTIONS? Tweet us at @FlashFridayFic, shoot us a note here, or tap any of the judges.

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Fire&Ice Guidelines: 

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.

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JUDGES: Today’s judges are Nancy Chenier and David Shakes. Check out their bios on the Fire&Ice Judges page.

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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 14/19

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“Sampling Pit.” Atacama Desert, Chile. Photo by NASA Ames. Read description here.

Fire & Ice Prompt

Required elements:

Fire dragon option: Include a statistician

OR

Ice dragon option: Include an optimist

Today’s word count: 103 exactly