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"Prompted to Write"

:bulletblack:The Goal: Take one of the following prompts and write about it; any style, any form, poetry or prose.

:bulletblack:The Prompts

:bulletwhite: "Footsteps echoing through the watery graves of pillbugs."
:bulletwhite: ~Murder told from the P.O.V. of the murder weapon.
:bulletwhite: "Ode to her tight black dress, Slit from ankle to creamy white thigh."
:bulletwhite: "Stuck forever in this fetal pose"
:bulletwhite: " ... it's Jim's Bait and Tackle Shop, closed for the year."
:bulletwhite: ~Flight P.O.V. (bird, plane, rock, hot air balloon, etc)
:bulletwhite: " ... put a gun in your mouth and splatter these walls with your brains."
:bulletwhite: ~The intervention of an alcoholic or drug addict.

There will be one overall winner, a runner-up, and a honorable mention.

Prizes will be announced later.

If you wish to donate prizes, please send me a note.  
You can still participate in the contest if you donate a prize.


You can begin when ever you wish, but I will be accpeting entries as of March 16, 2009 and will accept them through April 15, 2009.

This must be an original deviation, not posted before this entry is.
Also, you MUST post a link to the contest info in the author comments along with permission for your piece to be reposted as needed in regards to this contest.

To submit an entry, send me an note with the title "Prompted to write".
In that note include the following:

:bulletred:Your name
:bulletred:Your dA Name
:bulletred:A link to your entry
:bulletred:The title to your entry
:bulletred:Which prompt you chose
:bulletred:Any comments you wish to make.

If you are interested, add VertigoArt to your watch list to keep updated on prize information and other information regarding the contest.  I will be updating a journal entry as more information comes in.

Good luck to you all.
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:iconnoah9100:
noah9100 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
umm...
hmm I'm still thinking to join or not ( i just found out since my friend is joining)
I'm sort of new to these contests...so..
I wanted to ask
so if it's
"quote"
~line~
then do we add both into the poetry/prose?
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Professional Writer
If it is a "quote" then it must be included in the piece verbatim.

If it is a ~prompt then the piece must be about that.

Hope that helps
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:iconcitanula:
Citanula Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Regarding the 'flight' POV, does that specifically refer to the thing sustaining its own flight, or can it just be carried along by wind, floating in the air, etc.?
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Professional Writer
Anything that is "flying" For example, a rock can not normally fly, but you could do a POV of a rock being skipped across a calm serene lake or thrown through someone's window.
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:iconavalon928810:
Avalon928810 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
For the flight pov promt, does it have to be one of the things you listed? Or can it be anything? I know it says etc, but I did that once without asking and I got disqualified. So I'm just making sure. :D
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Writer
It can be anything. I would love to see something from the POV of something that normally does not fly but just happens to be in flight, but really as long as your subject is flying it is fine.
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:iconavalon928810:
Avalon928810 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Okeydokey.
Thanks for the clarifacation.
:D
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Writer
:)
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:iconnocturnal-stillness:
Nocturnal-Stillness Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
How will the winner be decided? Do people vote or is the decision with you? I'm asking because this is my first competition thanks?
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Writer
I have 5 judges. Only one is on deviantArt. They have no idea who any of the participants are. I felt that would be best with this contest. Last contest I had several judges on deviantArt and some of them forgot to judge and it turned out to be a mess. I also will not judge a contest by a poll, that is ludicrous.
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:iconnocturnal-stillness:
Nocturnal-Stillness Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Ah thanks for replying. I was just curious with this being my first deviant art competition. Thanks for clearing it up.

Matthew
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Writer
My pleasure.
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:iconwojo55:
Wojo55 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hopefully there will be judges as that was the intent of our contest host.

I sincerely hope it is not by public vote as many submissions are shown over and over on VertigoArt's page while other submissions are not shown at all.
(I know VertigoArt has no control over this since it is a dA feature.)

I have yet to see mine turn up once when I had the page on refresh every 3 seconds.

Another writer's piece has only shown up once in that 15 minute time.

I am a stickler for absolute fairness that is why I took 15 minutes of my time to see how the page cycled.

I hope for equity although I do realize any judging is highly subjective.

Joe
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Writer
I have 5 judges. Only one is on deviantArt. They have no idea who any of the participants are. I felt that would be best with this contest. Last contest I had several judges on deviantArt and some of them forgot to judge and it turned out to be a mess. I also will not judge a contest by a poll, that is ludicrous.
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:iconwojo55:
Wojo55 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
All good to hear...thanks. The more judges the merrier.
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Writer
:)
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:icontuttlebird:
Tuttlebird Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I think I'll have a go at this one, sounds like fun.
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:iconclamshellheart:
ClamShellHeart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Student Writer
Is there a limit to entries per person?
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Writer
One entry per person, sorry I did not specify that. :)
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:icondemon-polecat:
demon-polecat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
If I choose the fourth one down, could I say "foetal pose"? I'm English, and it's either that or the first one, and I've never called them pillbugs either, so I'll have to work around that as well XD
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Writer
Of course you can, but I believe I already received your entry, sorry for taking a bit to get back to you.
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:icondemon-polecat:
demon-polecat Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Nah, don't worry. The moment seized me :P
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Writer
:)
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:iconprestonmeyers:
PrestonMeyers Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
oohhh, maybe i'll use the "paint the walls" one. say i were to write a poem, and prose too. is that allowed? or only one entry?
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Writer
One entry per person. Sorry I did not clarify that.
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:iconprestonmeyers:
PrestonMeyers Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
okay, thank you. you have my only entry then. =)
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:icontiannangel:
tiannangel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh, this is a great contest.
I've sent my entry in already!

I can't wait to see the results.

Oh, by the way, are you going to post up other people's entries in a journal or something? It'll be interesting to read what everyone else has written.
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Writer
There is a folder in my favorites and featured on my main page with all the entries.
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:icontiannangel:
tiannangel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student General Artist
Yeah, I just found it.
Thanks and sorry for not realising.
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Writer
It is not a problem. :)
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:iconxemomuffinx:
xEmoMuffinx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps I'll join 8D
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:iconotakurocker:
otakurocker Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
wow. I'd like to join but I have one question is it really fetal pose or fatal pose? if its fetal, can you give me its meaning please? :)
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional Writer
fetal pose. It means curled up in a ball like a baby, not yet born.
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:iconotakurocker:
otakurocker Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
oh thank you very much pardon my innocence for words
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Writer
My pleasure
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:icongrimloveline:
grimloveline Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i think i'll give it a shot.
:D
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:iconteague-drydan:
Teague-Drydan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering...why do you request our real name?
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Writer
I request to know your name so that I can address you as such and to make more of a connection with those that participate. I have had several requests not to use someone's real name and I will honor that.

If you wish not to give me your real name, for this contest, it is not a big deal.
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:iconteague-drydan:
Teague-Drydan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thank you!
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Writer
My pleasure. :)
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:icondolphina7:
DolPhiNa7 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
I know I won't win, but it still seems worth a shot
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Writer
You never know until you try. :)
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:iconposebud:
Posebud Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
I've been looking for another literature competition.
They're hard to come by these days...
Hmm, quite.
Thank you for hosting this competiton and I hope that you recieve my
note when I send it.

♥,
Posebud
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:iconmercuryislove:
MercuryIsLove Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Student Writer
I would definitely love to join this one!

Just one question: is it one entry per person?

:)
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional Writer
Yes, one entry per person. Sorry for not clarifying that. :)
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:iconying-and-yang-inc:
Ying-and-Yang-Inc Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
So I'm guessing the maximum for entries is one per person? ^^; All of those are really good, but I have my eye set on at least two.
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Writer
Yes, one entry per person. I should have clarified that, I am sorry.
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:iconying-and-yang-inc:
Ying-and-Yang-Inc Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Alrighty, thanks for informing me. ;)
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:iconvertigoart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Writer
My pleasure. :)
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:iconiamnotepad:
iamnotepad Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Can we add to the quotes?
For example "I'm so sick of this, put a gun in your mouth and splatter these walls with your brains"
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