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March 15, 2009


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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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noah9100 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
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
I wanted to ask
so if it's
then do we add both into the poetry/prose?
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
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.?
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.
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
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.
Avalon928810 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Thanks for the clarifacation.
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Writer
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?
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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