Well, first of all I want to apologize for getting this post up late. I fully intended to post it last night and then… things happened… ….and then I didn’t. So, my profound apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by its lateness. I have a story challenge for you today. You know the rules: I give you a picture and you give me a story of 1000 words or less (at least if you want to post it here) that explains what is happening in the picture. Remember the lesson from last time, stay true to the picture. Let the audience know what is happening in the background of the picture without actually altering any of the picture’s own details. Enjoy:
Welcome to Monday! So, this is not your story challenge today, though feel free to work it in somehow. Something that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is the question: what is justice? What do we mean when we use this word? For Plato, justice was one of the virtues, and he saw it as a right ordering of the soul. A person is just when his rational soul (the sources of wisdom) leads, his spirited soul (the source of courage) defends, and his appetitive soul (the source of temperance) provides controlled labor. In the Christian scriptures justice often seems to reflect the Old Testament Law. The people were just when they obeyed the law by caring for the land, caring for one another, providing for the needy, defending the weak, punishing the guilty, and worshipping God. Justice can also refer to right action defined by some non-legal standard. It’s a complicated topic. Anyway, you’re here for a story challenge. So, in case you haven’t done this challenge before, I’m going to post a picture. Your job is to write a story about what is happening in said picture. Feel free to flesh it out some, to add things to the picture (you’ll probably have to with this one), but make sure that your story is actually about the picture that I post. For example, if I post a picture of a dart competition in a bar, don’t write a story about slavers selling mermaids. If I post a picture of a sorcerer casting a spell at the top of his tower, don’t write a story about a fist-fighter competing in the ring. So, no that you’ve got a good concept of what your doing, here’s your picture. Remember, if your going to post a story here, keep it under 500 words. If you want to post a longer story on your own blog, feel free to post a link to it here.
Welcome to the end of the week, everyone! Or the beginning of the new week, depending on the culture you happen to descend from. Anyway, you all know that we take Sundays off here (at least off from blogging). However, I found you an awesome picture from a pretty impressive young artist today. Make sure you check out his deviant art page for other great pieces!
Well….I was going to have a really epic and awesome post for you today. However, I have been swamped with homework (28 credits + this is my last semester + thesis = very exhausted Sel), and on top of that, I’ve had a massive migraine all day. So, I don’t really have anything for you today. I promise to have an extra-amazing post next week, though. In the meantime, enjoy these pictures of epic things.
The last story challenge of January! This year is moving fast already… or slow… Ok, I wrote all of these on New Years Eve, so at this point I really have no idea how fast the year is going. I hope that your January has been good though! It is time for another story challenge, and I want to introduce another new kind of writing exercise. So, the rules are the same: You must write a story of at least a hundred words, and not more than five hundred (if you want to post it as a comment – if it’s just for yourself, then it can be as long as you want). The story must fulfill the exercise given in this post. So, if I give you an exercise that requires people watching, don’t write your story until after you’ve done some people watching!
Your exercise: Write a story that explains the picture below. That’s right, that’s all you have to do… but it must be a good, complete explanation of the picture below.
Alright, here’s the deal. I’m taking a day off from writing, so today’s blog is a bunch of randomly awesome pictures that I went and found. Hope you all enjoy the pics!