January | Week One | Reading List and Poll

Good morning Flamefolk,
We have the first of our submissions for the Utopia project.
I’d like to welcome returning member skyllairae – WELCOME! – and thank members ayumidah, alethessa, and missflyer for joining us again. Dear cedarwolfsinger is writing with us this week also. YAY πŸ™‚
Let’s get to those stories and poems.

This list is made up of submissions written for the prompt – Utopia: Inception
Let’s see how your fellow embers were inspired:

Title: “The Grand Experiment”
Author: alethessa
Word Count: 786
Warnings: none
Genre/Style: temporally confused sci-fi with mythology references?

Title: Calm
Author: ayumidah
Word Count: 427
Warnings: none

Title: Happy New Year
Author: Jessica Forest/@skyllairae
Word Count: 1532
Warnings: mild adult language

Title: Apel
Author: missflyer
Word Count: 589
Warnings: none

JFF entry

Title: The Voices
Author: cedarwolfsinger
Word Count: 243
Warnings: none

The voting will not be open all week, so get your reading done early and cast your votes by 11:45pm on Thors Day.
Don’t forget to drop a note to your fellow writers to let them know they are appreciated. If it’s an offsite blog and you have trouble with commenting, feel free to share your comments here and we’ll pass them along. In fact, I encourage you to share some public thoughts below with the community. Let’s talk about what we read, together.

We love it when our Embers write, but we also need the community to come together and read what’s being submitted. Even if you didn’t have time to write this week, please take a few minutes to read and encourage your friends to read as well. Share our fire!

VOTING POLL

Also, if you did not have time to write this month you may want to check out Kathy’s (darlinleo’s) Workshop on dialog. I’m really looking forward to it.

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8 Responses to January | Week One | Reading List and Poll

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  2. Jess says:

    HI πŸ™‚ It’s great to be back! I was really inspired by missflyer’s story so I wrote my piece for this week in diary form πŸ™‚ I just posted it to the entry survey. This theme of utopia has been so inspiring to me, it’s the most prose I’ve consistently written in maybe 3 years, so thanks!

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    • I am so glad we found you some inspiration. I can’t take full credit for the idea. Back in August, Kathy and I were spitballing topic post ideas that were bigger than single word cues. She said to me, “Why is everythong dystopian and post-apocalyptic these days? What I want is a good Utopian story for a change.” At first, Utopia seemed to me like it would be just another one-word prompt, but at the same time it was such a big concept a single week to contemplate it didn’t feel like enough. I’ve had it in the back of my mind for months, this seemed like the best way to challenge the community with it.
      We are committed this year to making the prompts and contests things to challenge you, inspire you, and make your fingers itch to write.

      I read your week one piece last night. It has me curious. I can’t wait to read this new part. My boyfriend is a read-only member of Brigit’s Flame, he loved your story too.

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    • I was a bit frustrated that I couldn’t comment on your story. I liked your choice of format. In fact, this could be a terrific example to share if you decide to partake in the workshops. You hit all the criteria for good dialogue throughout, particularly providing details and revealing emotions.

      Can’t tell ya how glad I am to see you in the community again, Jess! You made my week.

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  6. My bad! I had the day of Thursday wrong. Bad calendaring on my part. The poll will reopen in ten minutes. Just need to get to a pc.

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