Challenge Issued: Triptych Trials – Reminder

Tuesday’s Triptych Tapestry:

Heya, due to my ROW80 goals and also a busy couple of days I have not been able to put together any flash fictions (or story follow-ups for DiRosaYikici) therefore; I have decided a recap was in order…  Sooooo here goes:  Two weeks into the challenge set by moi, I thought I’d give you all a gentle reminder (just in case you have forgotten); you have until midnight (GMT) 1st August 2011.  See the details below:

(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 – Reminder


~ by yikici on July 19, 2011.

4 Responses to “Challenge Issued: Triptych Trials – Reminder”

  1. I’m still a brewin’ :D.

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  3. […] you to read (you are in for a treat!) -you still have time to enter just check out the prompts over here.  I have other exciting news to share -but I will leave you in suspense for now -ok ok, I’ll […]

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