Scene Challenge of the Week

4403799737_2119b6868f_oSo, I kept saying that I was going to take yesterday off… For taking the day off, I wound up doing a lot of work. You’d think I’d be better at the whole ‘taking time off’ thing, but apparently I kind of suck at it. Nonetheless, discussion boards needed grading and I’m the only one who does that. So, it’s time for another scene challenge! If you can’t remember the rules, then here you go: I provide you with specific rules for how to write a particular scene.  Try to keep your scene under five hundred words, and try to keep it in the same tone as the introduction.  If I give a line that is very dark and depressing, then I don’t want to see a scene about a drunken monkey in a tutu…it just doesn’t fit.  If I do give you a line about a drunken monkey in a tutu, then you should probably try for a funny scene.

Your rules: You task this week is to write a scene of at least 300 words that is all one sentence. If you’ve been following the blog then you’ve seen this challenge before. Remember to make sure that the scene is grammatically correct, and that it flows well. Again, you might want to give it to a grammar nazi after you finish to make sure that your grammar is solid. Your cue: “There was a sword on the mantle…”

Scene Challenge of the Week

Time for yet another scene challenge.  I’m sure that everyone knows the rule, but just in case: I provide you with the beginning of a scene (from a phrase to two sentences) and you finish it.  Try to keep your scene under five hundred words, and try to keep it in the same tone as the introduction.  If I give a line that is very dark and depressing, then I don’t want to see a scene about a drunken monkey in a tutu…it just doesn’t fit.  If I do give you a line about a drunken monkey in a tutu, then you should probably try for a funny scene.

Your Scene:

‘A thousand swords glittered in the sunlight as Parsin glared down from the Heights of Hadrin-Ka…’

Swords, heights, glares…who could ask for more?

Story Challenge of the Week

AHHH!! Pig Demon!!!!!

Alright! Since the blog started on a Tuesday there was no story challenge last week, which makes this the first one.  I guess that means I better make it good.  If you haven’t read the rules, I’ll make it simple for you.  I provide you with three words, a verb, a noun, and a random word.  You then use these to write a story, you never know – if it’s really good I might ask to post it as a flash fiction piece.  Your story must be flash fiction (under 1000 words) and if you are going to post it in the comments, then please keep it around 500 words.  I’ll do my best to respond to all of the stories posted (or emailed to me), but I’m as busy as you are (maybe more), so I might not get to all of them.  Also, you may use any form of the words I post, but nouns must remain nouns, and verbs must remain verbs, etc.

Here are your words:

Noun – Sheep

Verb – Masticate (if you don’t know, this means to chew)

Random Word – Pig Demon

Have at it, and I hope to see some interesting stories.