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Question
Write a poem in which every stanza either begins with a question or ends with a question.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  9 of 18 45.00 member dollars Contests
Septolet
Write a septolet.
The septolet has fourteen words. It is broken between two stanzas that make up the fourteen words. Each stanza can have seven words each but that is not a requirement. Both stanzas deal with the same thought and create a picture.

Example
Heart Song
You play me
like
a violin

One caress,
heartstrings sing
sweet melody
of love
- written by ~Dovey
4.00 member dollars  Poetry  3 of 18 60.00 member dollars rjuselius
The Dark
Write a story where your character is stuck in complete darkness.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  16 of 18 10.00 member dollars Contests
Start and Ends The Same
Write a poem that begins and ends with the same word.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  18 of 18 None Contests
Diatelle
Write a diatelle.
A diatelle has a set syllable count and a set rhyme.
The syllable count is: 1-2-3-4-6-8-10-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1,
The rhyme patter is: abbcbccaccbcbba.
It is usually displayed centered.

Example
Smooth Sailing
Walk (Syllable count 1 - rhyme: a)
With me (2 - b)
And simply (3 - b)
With arms around (4 - c)
Each other's waist, happy (6 - b)
Moving about the day, as bound (8 - c)
As ever can be, with true love abound (10 - c)
lay with me all day and all night, my world you rock (12 - a)
Passion�??s fire, a desire induced by sound (10 - c)
Pure as light, each spectrum surround (8 - c)
Hypnotized as can be (6 - b)
Love that�??s profound (4 - c)
Spoken free (3 - b)
With me (2 - b)
Talk(1 - a)
- written by Bradley Vrooman

The form was created by Bradley Vrooman
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  16 of 18 10.00 member dollars rjuselius
Back Seat Driver
The topic for this writing contest is: Back Seat Driver
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  13 of 18 25.00 member dollars Contests
Too Far
Write a story with topic: This time her boss had gone too far.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  18 of 18 None Contests
Memories
Look at some old photographs and write about a memory or a thought that they give you. If possible (not required) include the image in your poem.
5.00 member dollars  Poetry  13 of 18 25.00 member dollars Contests
Fur Fly Challenge
Here is a special challenge. To level the playing field, I will provide the start of the story, and these words must be used as written (no substituting other words for them).

You, in no more than 1500 words, and whatever genre floats your boat, finish the story.

Simple as that.

WORDS TO BE USED:

Plant Security called the Owasu Manufacturing Corporation the driving industry of Cartersville. Every able-bodied person in the small village labored there. Most employees had toiled behind the gates for several years.

A tight-knit community, life was peaceful and calm. Only two people knew the real reason the plant existed: the grizzled old man who oversaw the day-to-day operations of the plant and the infiltrator carefully entrenched by the underground.

A balmy August afternoon settled over Cartersville. Off in the distance rain clouds began to build, but nothing like the storm that brewed behind the scenes.

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LET THE FUR FLY!
5.00 member dollars  Not Specific  18 of 18 None Brett Matthew West
Hitch A Ride Home
Write a story where your main character must hitch a ride home.
5.00 member dollars  Fiction  14 of 18 20.00 member dollars Contests
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