This week’s challenge is provided by Angela A.
In her An essential challenge. Saturday Writing Essential (Jan.15th, 2011),she did something that makes me jealous because I should have thought of it long ago.
This Week’s Challenge:
Start out with something you’ve found that’s rather small. It can be a rock, an ant, anything your heart desires. Write a poem, short, story, an essay, about this object. Make sure that you write at least 200 words, if it’s a story, or essay. If it’s a poem, make it at least 30 lines.
You’ve found an alien ant. Like Earth ants; it can carry heavy weight, and loves picnics, but find a twist to add to your story. Such as humans are its natural enemy/prey.
The rock next store is no ordinary rock, it can walk, talk, and feel. Tell me the story of how the rock got its powers. Or maybe it’s just some scientific experiment.
Watch Out For:
It has to be something small. Don’t include elephants, zebras, or anything of that ilk. Please, I really want to see how creative you can get.
Other than that, the story is your oyster. Have fun with it.
I’m not going to count; I'll just say that this is a fantastic week for submissions. Thank you, each writer, and thank you, each reader, for checking out each of these wonderful posts.
"Unwritten" (Saturday Writing Essential) by Kimberly Blackadar
A Biting Missed Opportunity : Saturday Writing Essentials by William Dotani
Bob's Regret (Saturday Writing Essential) by brian bennett
MISSED (Saturday Writing Essential) by Joann B.
SAT GWE- JUNE 11. 2011 by ANTBONI H.
SAT WE - Missed an Opportunity - Gather Writing Essentials by Elsie Duggan
Satgwe --Lost opportunity to get my funny On by karen vaughan
Saturday Writing Essential: Jackpot by jeanne clarke
Saturday Writing Essential: Thinking by Michael Fishman
SatWE A hand to reach out, never came ! by Korak 257
Shoulda listened - SatWE challenge by Sheila Deeth
Strike Three! (Saturday Writing Essential) by Len Maxwell
Today is like any other day - Saturday Writing Essential by Brenda Youngerman
Submissions to Previous Challenges:
Cats (Saturday Writing Essential) by Inmate 702
SatWE June girl by Korak 257
Weekly reminder: Don't forget to recommend an article that you like (to learn why, read Ann Marcaida's article Attract More Writers and Artists to Gather!). Also try to place a comment on at least one article and say more than you liked the piece. Tell the author what worked and what needs work.
- Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do.
Challenge: Start out with something you’ve found that’s rather small. It can be a rock, an ant, anything your heart desires. Write a poem, short, story, an essay, about this object. Make sure that you write at least 200 words, if it’s a story, or essay. If it’s a poem, make it at least 30 lines.
- There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
- Post to Gather Writing Essential.
- Tag your submission with SatWE.
- Include (Saturday Writing Essential) as part of your title.
- I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Friday afternoon.