Challenge Issued: Triptych Trials

Tuesday’s Triptych Tapestry:  I issued my first Flash Fiction Challenge Triptych Blues two weeks ago and here are the brave soul(s) who rose to the challenge:

Just little old me! (Well, I issued it; so I had to take part!) – Here is my entry:  Moon of Change: The Prologue & The Epilogue -I hope you enjoy the read.

I have to mention that Sonia G. Medeiros did her best to take part; for that, I want to say ‘thank you for the attempt -hopefully next time you will feel more inspired (or rather feel it works better for you)‘.

(As always there is a pdf document at the bottom of the post for those who may find this a difficult read.)

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/webpage’s in a random manner).  You can choose any of the given prompts -or if you are brave and up to a challenge then use all three prompts!  The choice is yours.  Word count will be limited to 500-1000 (if it is slightly less or more I will not quibble).

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 -hey why not make it a mixed media piece!

Please ensure you provide the link to your entry in the comments of the appropriate post or allow for a pingback so we can track your entry for reading as well as for collating in the next Flash Fiction Challenge.”

This week I am extending the period to one month. The holiday season is upon us; most of my writer friends are working on their work/manuscript in progress (AKA: WIP/MIP) and I will be too as I have left it on the sidelines for a while, therefore I need to get back to it.  I hope this longer period will also give you enough time to prepare and come up with something amazing!  May your muse inspire you always.

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

Image sourced from:

  • Four lines of poetry:

Tear out a page of the book and make an aeroplane.
Launch it.  For an instant it seems that you have fashioned
A shape that can outwit air, that has slipped the knot.
But no.  The earth turns, the winch tightens, it is wound in.

-Defying Gravity by Roger McGough

  • Art Movement: Mannerism and here is another explanation of Mannerism / as for the Writing Genre; I have decided to give you the artistic reign again (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 GMT on 1st August 2011 (I will be collating all entries in the next Triptych Tapestry which is scheduled to be posted 2nd August 2011).

Enjoy and above all have fun!


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Thoughts and comments are encouraged as always.

Pdf document:  Challenge Issued – Triptych Trials


~ by yikici on July 5, 2011.

7 Responses to “Challenge Issued: Triptych Trials”

  1. I have gone to a monthly challenge as well! Being so busy myself I understand that everyone is busy. I hopefully will meet my word count goals again soon and then I will allow myself to have a go at your challenge.

    • Heya Billie Jo, I hope you reach your word count goals too -if my muse joins me I will start soon too. I look forward to your story -I think this one will be a tough challenge for me! 🙂

  2. I’ve been so slow at challenges these days! I will start rolling around ideas right now so I have something to offer this time. I’m loving the challenges with a month to write too. 😀

    • Excellent -I look forward to seeing what delights you come up with -I think a month is a sensible option -I’m loving the time too! 🙂

  3. […] Yikici recently issued a Triptych Trials Challenge. I was too busy to participate in the last one she issued but since I have met my word count goals […]

  4. I am not so sure what you will make of it but here is my attempt:

    • Billie Jo, I love what you have done with the prompts -I personally think this is a tough challenge and you have breezed through it; flying high in the clouds! Thank you for taking part -now I’m off to dream… 😀

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