Rhapsodist Writing Contest #4 – The Personification of Indecision
The fourth challenge of the Rhapsodist Writing Contest is to write a piece personifying indecision. For some inspiration, please check out the YouTube clip below Meet Joe Black. In this blockbuster film starring Brad Pitt and Sir Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt is the personification of death itself, which has taken human form to experience what life is.
What is a Personification?
In literature, personification is the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristic to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form. In the YouTube video from Michelle GreenPersonification provides fantastic examples of personification represented in cinema. The challenge would be to translate personification into writing.
The contest will run through Sunday, September 10, 2017, 11:59 PM UTC. I have decided to maintain the increase to the prize pool for this contest, with a prize of 10 SBDs up for grabs to the winner and a 5 SBD prize for the runner up. I will be the judging this third contest and the rules of the contest are:
- All entries must be 500 words or less.
- Limit one entry.
- Vote and Resteem this post.
- Please post your entry on your own blog and use the hashtag #rhapsodist.
- Please paste a link to your published blog post contest entry in the comment thread below.
- The contest will end Sunday, September 10, 2017, 11:59 PM UTC.
- The contest winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
Good luck to all the participating authors. I look forward to reading some incredible flash fiction.
What is the Rhapsodist Writing Contest?
After judging two Artquest challenges, I found myself actively looking to bring a challenge of my own to the Steemit community. During my most recent interview with @kennyskitchen, we were discussing how we both missed the fiction and chapter books which used to be very actively published here on Steemit. Unfortunately, as Steemit grew, long form chapter books generally did not do well.
It led me to look towards developing a writing challenge which would focus on flash fiction instead of long form fiction and non-fiction. But I wanted the emphasis to be on stretching the creativity of the participating authors and challenging them to develop some incredible, unique content which will diversify the content pool on Steemit.