Creative Writers’ Circle – Writing Contest

16 June 2010

We’re excited to announce that this current contest is being generously sponsored by Leah’s Homemade Cookies.  In addition to cash prizes, Leah’s Homemade Cookies will be awarding one dozen gourmet cookies to the first and second place winners!  The winners will select the flavor of their choice, and Leah will ship them to their doorstep.  Visit Leah’s website to give a gourmet gift or treat youself:  Leah’s cookies are delivered fresh to doorsteps nationwide.

   Current Contest Prompt:

   Summer had resurrected the woods, fabulously so; as a result the house that Marley had dreamed of was nearly obscured by a riot of wild chartreuse foliage. Despite careful attention to direction, it had taken her longer than she had expected to find it. The house’s grey stone exterior blended with its ultra-natural environment. It had stood the test of time, two stories of fine craftsmanship built on the side of the mountain, accessible only by a winding dirt road. In contrast to the freely growing trees and ferns, the house’s flower beds were bastions of painstakingly organized gardening. Rosebushes climbed neat wooden trellises while daylilies, carnations and star gazer flowers were among those Marley was able to identify under the windows, where they erupted in rainbows of color that contrasted nicely with the surrounding greens, browns and greys of the forest and house. The soft crunch of tires on the seldom-traveled road signaled that Sarah was arriving as Marley knelt in front of one of the flowerbeds. Carefully, Marley reached for a particular blossom that had caught her eye and brought it closer for examination. She bit her lip in confusion, wondering if something was wrong with her eyesight. The flower was beautiful, but she couldn’t have said what color it was if her life depended on it. It was as if she was seeing a fantastic new color, something impossible…

       Finish the story! (The above paragraph must be the first paragraph of your story.)

   Submission Deadline:  August 31, 2010

   Word Limit:  3,500

            First Place: $50 cash, plus one dozen of Leah’s Homemade Cookies (in the flavor of your choice) shipped to your doorstep*

            Second Place: $25 cash, plus one dozen of Leah’s Homemade Cookies (in the flavor of your choice) shipped to your doorstep*

   Winner Announced: September 15, 2010


How to Submit an Entry – The Rules –

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