Happy Thursday, Premium Members!
We first want to announce the winners of the Mother Nature contest! These were the entries that best represented the concept, with the creativity and visual impact to make an impression. Well done to the winners!
Congratulations! You will be contacted about your prizes within the next 24 hours.
For this week, we're reviewing our alphabet and testing out our poetry skills! Your task is to write a poem in ABC style revolving around a particular theme!
An ABC poem is when the first word of line 1 begins with an A, the first word of line 2 begins with a B etc. For example:
A large mammal once roamed the earth,
Bigger than a breadbox for certain,
Created for nothing but destruction
Dominating anything in its path.
Even the gods did
Fear the wrath of this beast
Growing more and more powerful
Heaving its burden on its weak owner
Injuring and mocking
Just in time for its mid-morning nap.
See how it works? It's simple and fun! If you don't feel comfortable writing a poem, you could write a story in ABC style, with each sentence beginning with the next letter of the alphabet.
Every good contest needs a theme, and your ABC poems/stories should be about:
Remember, your work could be more of a story. You don't have to use all of the letters of the alphabet, but you may! Just make sure that your entry contains a story or poem in which each line begins with the next letter of the alphabet. Bonus points to those who can describe cats without actually using the word "cat"!
You could describe any kind of cat -- tiger, lion, domestic cat -- or any aspect of cathood. It's totally up to you!
We'll choose three winners who will receive 1000 Points each! All entries must be submitted as comments to this blog and must be posted by Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time. Winners will be judged based on creativity, inclusion of the theme, and accuracy to the ABC style.
Let's see those wordsmith skills shine!