I'm into Day #7 of the 15 For 15 contest at Writing.com. Halfway there! Each day, out of the 50 entries the contest judge chooses her five favorites as that day's "winners." Top pick gets 1004 points, second gets 1003, and so on. A scoreboard is updated every day. If you miss two entries in a row, you're dropped from the competition. At the end of the 15 days, the writer with the most accumulated points "wins." (Prizes of the sites virtual tokens are awarded the first, second and third place winners.) Of course, it's not about the points. If you stretch your writing muscles, rising to the challenge every day and producing creative, inspired entries, you WIN.
That said, I won yesterday, earning 1004 points. My entry follows, but first here's what I wrote for the current photo which will be judged today:
|When I first saw it, I groaned. I suck at fantasy writing.|
I went the metaphor route, instead.
|And here is yesterday's prompt. The squirrel in this photo is actually a Malabar Giant Sqirrel. Lives in India. Go figure! My entry is below.|