Good morning, Writers of the Flame!
As you know, RicoChey has challenged us to write a four part play or story for the month of April. Week One, ACT I pressed us to start some interesting tales. It’s time to see how ACT II was shaped from the prompt – “Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wisemen say it is the wisest course.”
This line was taken from Act III of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, part 3 and was spoken by [deposed] King Henry VI himself. In the scene, he is passing through the woods – disguised because he was a man with a bounty on his head – and worrying aloud, thinking he is alone. But in Shakespeare’s tragic histories, no one is ever alone. A character can always expect to be overheard and then found out because they said too much.
Did our writers reveal too much? What kind of adversity will their characters face? Let’s jump in and find out.
Your reading list:
Word count: 696
Title: A single mind, awake.
Word count: 960
Warnings: pc and no warnings.
Word Count: 222
Title: Willa the Wisp Act 2
Word Count: 1,059
Title: Never The Wisest Course
Word Count: 978
Warnings: still none
Title: Let me embrace thee.
Word count: ~1,000
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.
Remember when you are voting to consider how well the writer has met the criteria given.
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!