Happy April, Flamefolk!
RicoChey is hosting our themes for the month of April and has challenged us to write a four part play or story over the course of the month. For Week One, Act I she has ‘roused us with a quote from Hamlet –
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” These words were spoken by Ophelia in her grief-wrought ramblings – when everyone thought her mad – and yet the phrase seems so very wise.
Did our writers find it to be wisdom, folly, or something altogether ethereal? Now is your time to decide.
Your reading list:
Word count: 552
Title: I know who I am…
Word count: 790 appr.
Title: Know Me
Word Count: 152
Genre: Cento Poetry
Title: Willa the Wisp Act 1
Word Count: 707
Title: A Stranger Comes To Call
Word Count: ~1,500
Warnings: none so far
Genre: science fiction
Title: I am King tonight.
Word count: 340
Warnings: not really
The polls close by 11:45pm on Wednesday (EDT).
With this competition the goal is to write a four part story, so we will suspend weekly eliminations and choose the best, complete work that meets the three acts and an epilogue criteria at the end of the month. There will be a poll each week to provide feedback for the writer on how well received their story was, but the votes that choose a winner will not happen until May 1st.
Additionally, we’d like to tighten things up around the competition. Typically when we click our vote it is after deciding which story(ies) we enjoyed the most. This month when you are voting, also consider how well the writer has met the criteria given or worked in the weekly prompt. Though we want everyone to be creatively inspired, we also hope to improve our skills as writers by practicing with different forms and writing outside of our comfort zones.
The contest is now closed to new competitors, but we encourage any latecomers to submit as JFF if their inner bard is provoked by a prompt.
Be sure to spread some comment love, let your fellow writers know they are appreciated. If it’s an off-site 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 [constructive] 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!