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Family Reunion Poem
Write a free verse poem about the bizarre characters you might find at your family reunion.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  15 of 18 15.00 member dollars MSJVClarke
Worst Nightmare
Write a poem or story about your worst nightmare. If submitting a poem change the type to poem on the submission page.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  17 of 18 5.00 member dollars Contests
Too Far
Write a story with topic: This time her boss had gone too far.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  15 of 18 15.00 member dollars Contests
volcano haiku suite
Please write FOUR haiku - all related to the SAME volcano.

Each haiku must be written in THREE lines with a total syllable count of 10-17 syllables in each. That's a total count of between 40-68 for the four.

Haiku rules can be numerous, so here are those that need to be adhered to for this contest:

Personification is fine.

All written in present tense.

In each - two lines of inter-connected and grammatically correct vivid imagery (written as if one flowing sentence), plus a separate satori (line of conclusion or 'ah-ha' moment) on those two lines.

Minimal punctuation, and no capital letters unless proper nouns.

No artwork or sound effects.

No author notes.

Title must be 'haiku suite (1st line of your first haiku)', and clearly visible.

'Description' above title must ONLY read, 'volcano haiku suite'.

Presentation must be in TWO colours - one for background, one for type.

5.00 member dollars  Poetry  12 of 18 30.00 member dollars Domino 2
No brakes
Write a story of any length. But at some point your character must be stuck in a car with no brakes.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  17 of 18 5.00 member dollars Contests
Contest Rules senryu
Write a 5-7-5 senryu on the subject of contest rules.

I used Poetry Dances here on FanStory for a definition of senryu:

Senryu is identical to the structure of a Haiku. It has three lines. The first line has 5 syllables. The second line has 7 syllables. The third line has 5 syllables again.

It is primarily concerned with human nature. It is often humorous or satiric. A non-traditional senryu can have less than 5/7/5 syllables. A common variation is 3/5/3 as in the example below.

Example:

Undone

words burst forth (3 syllables)
fragile bonds damaged (5 syllables)
love undone (3 syllables)
- written by Janilou
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  18 of 18 None yeltel
Stacked 5-7-5
Write a poem that has multiple stanzas. Each stanza is 5-7-5.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  16 of 18 10.00 member dollars Contests
Choose One Of The Following Titles
Here we go again! This time the prompt is inspired by hits from living legend Tom Jones!

Choose one of the following titles.

Where does it take you?

Get writing: poem, fiction, essay, whatever you like!
200 words maximum word count.

It's Not Unusual
Help Yourself
Burning Down The House
Sexbomb
She's A Lady
A Boy From Nowhere
Green, Green Grass Of Home
Funny Familiar Forgotten Feelings
Without Love
Delilah

The title of your work MUST be the title you chose from the list. (There shouldn't be any confusion in the booth for duplicate entries of title, as your name will be displayed alongside your entry.)

Artwork and author notes welcome.
5.00 member dollars  Not Specific  18 of 18 None Debra White
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