Greetings, scribbling masses!
It is I, your friend and contributor Kurt.
This week it's my turn to run the weekly prompt and I'm very excited. We have so many great writers in this group I just know that you guys are going to deliver the goods and I can't wait to start reading your submissions.
The theme of this weeks prompt is 'Superstition'. We all have them even if we don't realise it.
Would you walk under a ladder? Would you step on a crack in the pavement? Do you have a lucky charm or mascot or ritual? Are there any stories you've heard that warn you away from certain perils?
I remember when I was little, My Mum would always tell me never to stick my arm into the hole in a bottle bank, or else the creatures that live inside it would grab me and drag me to my doom! I still look at bottle banks with a certain sense of suspicion even to this day.
You can play around with this theme as much as you like, but here are a few prompts to get your creative juices flowing (I love that term)
1 – I never should have....
2 – Like they always say....
3 – It wasn't until....
Make of these what you will. They don't have to be titles or anything, and if you come up with your own ideas that's even better.
1 – Keep to a reasonably mature level. We all love a bit of nastiness but you need to justify it.
2 – Fan-fiction is acceptable. Just mention where it's from.
3 – Only one entry per person.
4- 3,000 word limit for prose, 60 lines for poetry. (I'll allow an over-count margin of 10% as I know fitting things to a specific word or line limit can be hard. Please be aware, I'm a trained teacher, I WILL check, ha ha!)
5 – Try and keep your work looking as neat and professional as you can. Unnecessarily weird formatting is annoying. If you have any problems look around online for a style guide.
6 – Please link you deviation in a note to the appropriate admin (This week: Kurt-Jarram )
7 – You don't have to be a member to join in.
8 – It must be a new deviation. (Deviations previously submitted in this current month are also acceptable, if there are any)
9 – Make sure to follow the weekly prompt. It changes content every week!
Submissions due by August 24th.
Have fun and happy writing. If you have any questions or problems please feel free to contact me, it's what I'm here for.