Challenge Issued: Triptych Blues

Tuesday’s Triptych Tapestry:  Yes, you read the title correctly; I am issuing you with a challenge -a Flash Fiction Challenge (should you accept it)!  As you already know, the last two months I have taken part in some fabulous Flash Fiction Challenges which were issued by fellow bloggers: Billie Jo Woods, Sonia G. Medeiros, Kenneth (Ken) Broad and Haley Whitehall; so it was only natural, on my part, to want to get involved fully and challenge you all too -Writers, Poets and Artists -yep my fellow counterparts AKA (also known as) the Collective Creative Circle (it’s easy to join and only has one condition:  If you are creative then you too are part of the crew; so hop on over!).

The rules are quite simply this:

Being an artist at heart; I have decided my triptych prompts will be based with an art theme running through it.  The prompts will have three parts to it:

  • Painting/Photography by an Artist
  • Random lines of Poetry by Poets
  • An Art Movement/Writing Genre

I will endeavour to select the above through the methods used by surrealist automatism (this will involve selecting imagery by opening books/webpages in a random manner).  Word count will be limited to 500-1000*.

If there are artists who feel inspired to take part with imagery or any poets who want to enter with poems -you too can join in.

Your three prompts for the next two weeks are as follows:

Marc Chagall, Bouquet with Flying Lovers - Sourced from

  • Two lines of poetry:

Step the plot defying blue cast-steel—
“Here is the march along these iron stones”

Epic by Patrick Kavanagh

  • Art Movement: Dada/Dadaism / As for the Writing Genre; I have decided to give you the artistic reign (so ultimately it’s your choice).

*If you are looking to enter with a Poem or a Visual Image then the word count is not applicable (having said that; fellow Poets, if you are generous with your words then maybe keep in mind to not over-exceed the maximum word allowance).

Well that’s the rules, the deadline is at midnight on 4th July 2011 (I will be collating all entries in the next Triptych Tapestry which is scheduled to be posted 5th July 2011).

Enjoy and above all have fun!

Update:  I forgot to add to the rules:  Please ensure you provide the link to your entry in the comments below or allow for a pingback -I don’t know what my mind was thinking then!


~ by yikici on June 21, 2011.

4 Responses to “Challenge Issued: Triptych Blues”

  1. I love that painting! I hadn’t seen it before. I’ve been much slower on writing flash fiction these days. My head is mostly in my MIP. I will roll this about and see if I can come up with anything.

    • 😀 I admit, this is a painting I had not seen before either but it has a very dream-like quality; I quite like it. 🙂

      How’s your MIP going? I should work o my MIP too but I just have not been inspired lately so I have jumped into flash fiction and hope something triggers my muse! 🙂

      I look forward to your entry; if you get inspired -great!

      • Arg! I was knocking around a few ideas but i couldn’t find one that I wanted to pursue…yet. I kept thinking of stuff that went with my MIP and none of that worked for flash fiction. LOL. My MIP is going well. I went back to outline mode because I needed to flesh out the story more and fill some holes. I really needed to get a grip on who my MCs were. Next time, I’m going to outline from the start (boy, that’s something I never thought I’d say LOL)

      • lol! I know that feeling all too well -when ideas just don’t fit and scream ‘this is it’.

        I’m glad your MIP is going well; outlining is great (I’m a planner so naturally I would say that!) -for me it gives a sense of direction and reassurance that I am less likely to be sidetracked into other avenues -unless the story needs the change -well it keeps me focused; I’d be interested to hear how the outlining works for you on your next project. 🙂

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