Monday, March 5, 2012

Second Campaign Challenge! :D

THIS WAS TOUGH. I hope I did this well. :/
We were given a list of 5 prompts to use for this activity and they are as follows:

Prompt 1: 

Two people are sitting together under the remains of a concrete bridge. Their backs are against a rusted bridge support. One person’s leg is cut. The other person has wet hair. 


Prompt 2: 

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Prompt 3

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Prompt 4

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Prompt 5

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I decided to attempt challenge number 4 which was this:

Write a story/poem in five sentences, each sentence based on one of the prompts


Also, to add a challenge it was less than 200 words (Write a short story/flash fiction piece of less than 200 words based on the prompts). Also, you are welcome to critique. :) I know my sentences are long...I wish I had more time to dedicate to this, but I fear if I don't finish it now, I won't be able to get to this in the next few days.


Here's the piece: 


"Destruction"
            Ari sat next to the Prince, their backs resting against the ruins of the bridge once joining the two great palaces of his kingdom, wondering why he hadn't killed her yet. Maybe it was because she had saved him from the tide, but that didn’t erase the fact that she, a practicing witch, outlawed in his Kingdom, had destroyed the place of his childhood. In one huge blast of fire-like intensity, the buildings had crumbled, leaving only metal spears sticking out of the ground. Some of the debris had fallen into the ocean, causing the water to react violently. The rest was left for the people to sifting through in sadness.

I hope you enjoyed this! Thank you for reading.

Oh, and if you'd like you can go HERE to vote for me, or anyone else you'd like...and read amazing bits of writing! :) 

88 comments:

  1. Aww! I wonder what will happen to her after she caused so much destruction.

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    1. lol. Me too. Maybe I'll write more on this.

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  2. I agree, it was a hard challenge. I think you did great.
    I sure would like to know why she destroyed his childhood home and how she knows a prince intimately enough to be able to sit by him after something like that.

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    1. Me too! lol. I just saw the boy in the picture and figured he was a prince, so I couldn't let that idea go...and Ari's name kept coming up and I couldn't separate the two...I tried, haha.

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  3. I actually really like it and am intrigued. You did really well combining all of the prompts. Nice job!
    My entry is 23 is you'd like to check it out.

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    1. Thank you! I definitely will head over and read yours!

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  4. I did the same prompt, and my sentences are like yours. It's hard to get all the info in the confines of just 5 sentences. I think you got a lot of imagery into those 5 sentences.. which is really, really hard to do. Nice work.

    Kevin, #19.

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    1. Thank you! I didn't have long to work on this between classes, so I'm very happy to hear this!

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  5. How you managed this is incredible. Trying to put a story in five sentences using those prompts must have been very challenging. I agree with Kevin, you used wonderful imagery!

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  6. Very cool.
    ps. Tag, you're it. (Lucky seven meme.)

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  7. Really good interpretation of the prompts, I already like the set up of the two character's relationship....she saved him but she was an outlawed witch...nice!

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    1. Thanks, A.E.! I really appreciate it! I do like these characters. Maybe they'll make an appearance in later work! :)

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  8. This challenge was brutal. And I did at 2 in the morning, too, Yikes, what was I thinking. I think you did a splendid job. Nicely compact, but with all the pieces there. Outstanding!

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  9. Not only did you do it, but you did it nicely AND with intrigue. "Wondering why he hadn't killed her yet" <--Totally hooked me. Really nice work here! ;) Just "liked"

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    1. Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it! <3

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  10. You did a great job fitting in all the elements in only 5 sentences AND hooking the reader at the same time! Bravo.

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  11. that was great! so much for so short!

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  12. Wow. Very well done! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. The romantic in me wonders if there will be some chemistry between Ari and the Prince. Perhaps he can forgive her for what she did. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yeah..I was wondering that as well actually! Thanks for commenting! :)

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  14. I think that once his gratitude wears off she's going to be in biiiig trouble ;-)

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    1. LOL. That's probably the only thing keeping her from dying. Thanks for your comment!

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  15. This was such a great use of the challenge! I can't believe it was only five sentences long, it hooked me right away! Great job!

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  16. In only five sentences you have packed in a lot of content! Nicely done!

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  17. Great entry. Lovely imagery. I agree with CM - you packed in a lot of content in a few words. It's fun to see different writers' creations stemming from the same prompts.
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    Melissa Maygrove #14

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    1. Thank you! I agree--I've enjoyed all of the entries! It's amazing what we all can come up with!

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  18. Whew, this is a tough contest. Way to step up!

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    1. It was tough! Thank you for stopping by!

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  19. I found it really tough to write a piece of fiction in only five sentences, but you did really well with this!

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    1. I found all the challenges tough! Thank you!

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  20. In five sentences, you packed in intrigue and suspense. Great Job, Ashley! :-)

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  21. This was the hardest prompt, I thought. Good for you! (#30)

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  22. to me that was the most difficult activity in the challenge - you did an admiral job - and creative as well
    #48

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    1. Thank you! This round was definitely a challenge!

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  23. Great entry! Wish there were more to read :)

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    1. lol. I feel like this was very interesting story. I was surprised by how strong the characters were.

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  24. Good story, Ashley. You did a great job. :)

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  25. Oh wow. I wonder what he'll do. I think you did great with the one prompt per sentence thing. It worked and it flowed with the story.

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    1. Thank you! :) I'm curious as to what he'll do too!

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  26. Intense. I am intrigued by what Ari will end up doing. Love the forbidden love aspect. Well done. #54

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    1. lol. I feel like that kind of love is always most fun! Thank you!

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  27. Great entry! Love the drama and tension. Thanks for voting for my piece! :)

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    1. Thank you! No problem! I very much enjoyed it!

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  28. Wow, you managed to portray so much in just five sentences. Good job.

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  29. What a great opening for a longer story!

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    1. That's what I thought! I can see this going somewhere! lol.

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  30. This opens up so many possibilites in just five sentences, a great achievement. I hope you decide to take the characters further, could be very interesting!

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    1. I think so, too! I've been thinking about it a lot, actually! Thank you for your wonderful comment!

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  31. Aww, I want to know more! Great job, Ashley! :)

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  32. Great job using those completely unconnected photos!

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    1. lol, right?!? I was so intimidated! Thank you!!

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  33. "left sifting through the sadness" - loved it! Well done Ashley.

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  34. I'm so impressed! You really packed a complete story, plus seamlessly included the prompts into ONE paragraph! Great job:)

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    1. Thank you, Honey! I definitely enjoyed yours! You did a great job!

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  35. Good job, Ashley. I can see you put a lot of thought into your piece. :)

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  36. I really liked this. I wanted to know more about these characters.

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    1. I am also curious about them. I want the Prince to tell me his name...cause it's bugging me! lol.

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  37. Hi! I am one of the judges for the second challenge. I am happy to announce you are through to Round Two! Congratulations :D

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! I am so honored!

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  38. I think that you did a splendid job. You're right... the challenge was difficult! I really battled too!

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    1. Thank you! It was tough, and I was limited on time, so I was really frightened that I wouldn't be able to think of anything. :/

      Thank you for stopping by!

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  39. Ooh, love the tension here. And happy blogiversary!

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  40. Excellent job! Not an east challenge that's for sure!

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  41. Oooo, does he have a knife in his pocket? Does she see it coming! This is a great start to something bigger!

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  42. Great job. Not easy to do in only five sentences, but you definitely pulled it off.

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  43. What is it with those challenges, most of them turn out rather gloomy, don't they? But they are great, nevertheless, like yours!

    (I'm #82.)

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  44. Ooh, yeah, I want to know what happened next - and what got this chain of events started! Thanks for sharing your flash, and joining in the challenge!

    It was a little hard to leave a comment with the captchas.

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