Rhapsodist Writing Contest #4 – The Personification of Indecision

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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.

Contest Rules

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:

  1. All entries must be 500 words or less.
  2. Limit one entry.
  3. Vote and Resteem this post.
  4. Please post your entry on your own blog and use the hashtag #rhapsodist.
  5. Please paste a link to your published blog post contest entry in the comment thread below.
  6. The contest will end Sunday, September 10, 2017, 11:59 PM UTC.
  7. 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.

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English is not my first language so it is difficult to take part in this contest. I wish the best luck to all who wish to participate in this contest.

@shirish5 thanks for taking some time to check in on this contest. I appreciate it.

I would encourage you to give it a shot at some point. Perhaps this challenge is not one you feel inspiration for. Perhaps another is better. From my perspective, you've nothing to loose by giving it a go and it is the ideas and imagery which really matter.

My advice would be you've nothing to loose and potentially 10 SBDs to gain, so why not give it a shot?

Thanks @lpfaust for the encouragement, I will definitely try.

That is a great work ,Keep it going
Best of luck to the Contest and the Participants :)

@rehan12 thanks for supporting the contest and the participants. The hope is to encourage the growth of fiction community on the Steemit platform through a weekly flash fiction contest.

Can I encourage you to throw your hat in the ring and compete for the prize?

Well i am honored you feel that i could compete .
But i am not good at the topic and i love reading rather than writing mate
btw thank you very much for the offer :)

Hi @lpfaust ! Here's my little piece for the contest. https://steemit.com/rhapsodist/@kayelee/my-angel

@kayelee I see you have upvoted this contest post and resteemed it. Your contest entry is also attached to the comment thread.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #4. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

pretty cool videos you shared today :)

@cityslicker glad you enjoyed the videos. Have you considered throwing your hat in to the ring for this week's writing challenge?

@lpfaust,
Actually, I am not an expert in English language! And very hard to write such high level literacy post as well. But I wish to nominate a person - a whale, a great guy @alexbeyman, I think he will interest about this contest!
Anyway wish good luck for all participants of this contest as well!

Cheers~

@theguruasia thanks for taking the time to stop by and nominating someone for the contest. If you have any personal dealings with him, please make him aware of the contest. I would appreciate any and all help bringing this to a much wider audience.

@lpfaust,
Personally i don't know him, but I read his great novels and stories. Hope I will try to get him in! I will give you my best support to make this happen!
#1. I am going to resteem your post and hope it might bring you more audience!

Cheers~

@theguruasia every bit helps. So I would appreciate the resteem tremendously.

wish you all the best @lpfaust keep on doing the great work resteemed

@steemphotography I appreciate the support you are providing to this weekly contest. I am also holding out hope to one day see you compete in the contest as well.

Thanks for everything.

I will think about new task for this week) Thank you! Resteem and upvote)

@stranniksenya thanks for the consistent support you have provided this contest from the beginning. I appreciate it.

I am looking forward to reading your entry later this week as well.

In my own writing, I absolutely love to use personification because it can sometimes convey a feeling, intuition, or mood s much more effectively than a normal descriptor.

@stranniksenya I see you have upvoted this contest post and resteemed it. Your contest entry is also attached to the comment thread.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #4. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

you told me many times to participate but i am not good in writing :( but i am glad to see some really good people taking part in this beautiful contest with creative thinking and content and i am really thankful to you for that :)

@blazing thank you for supporting this contest in whichever way you choose.

I would still absolutely encourage you to participate in a future contest. I think each of us have stories inside ourselves which are yearning to come out. Perhaps you've just not come across the right contest for the right story. I'd encourage you to please keep an open mind about competing in the future. I'd love to hear your story when the time is right.

a nice topic to write something on !!

@starving thanks for stopping by and supporting this week's writing challenge. I appreciate it.

At some point I'm hoping you give this a try as well. Wait for a challenge which speaks to you, but I'd love to see you give it a shot at some point as well.

nice video man. i really like your posts..

This is really a difficult task! I can not imagine how you can imagine indecision ... that's courage or cowardice - it's another matter :)

@dlina-v-metrah it's funny because when I thought about this challenge, I had the exact opposite reaction. I had an immediate vision of what indecision would look like.

Perhaps I will do my own blog post just to share my own creation (not for prize money). In the past, I have thought about including my own piece with the contest for people to read, but I thought it would also take away from the contest itself. Something to consider for future posts.

Good luck to the participants!
I have upvoted and resteemed)
It's the link to my published post
https://steemit.com/rhapsodist/@ir3k/rhapsodist-writing-contest-4-indecisive-old-age

@ir3k I see you have upvoted this contest post and resteemed it. Your contest entry is also attached to the comment thread.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #4. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

bit of a hard topic i guess for many one's but i guess its the right time to increase the difficultly level for this contest :)

@cutiepie I mentioned in an earlier comment, when I thought about this contest, I had immediate inspiration as to how I would personify indecision. I'm thinking I may write my own piece, just to publish (not for prize money).

I had originally thought to do a competition based upon the quote from Albert Einstein about relativity and time - "...the dividing line between past, present and future is an illusion." Perhaps another time.

It's so interesting and difficult task. I'll try.
Resteem and upvote)

@ir3k I'm glad to hear you will throw your hat into the ring to compete for the prize. I am looking forward to reading your entry into this week's competition.

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Wel done my dear friend..
Upvited and resteemed...
Cheers~~~

@dinisanda I appreciate the support for the contest.

Please be sure to check out the entries from each of the competitors and upvote them. There is no contest without competitors and they need your support as well.

I have upvoted and resteemed)
It's the link to my published post
https://steemit.com/rhapsodist/@alexmove/rhapsodist-writing-contest-4-behind-the-high-stone-wall

@alexmove I see you have upvoted this contest post and resteemed it. Your contest entry is also attached to the comment thread.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #4. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

This post has received a 13.16 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @lpfaust.

Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.

@allabout thanks for your feedback.

Care to throw your hat into the ring and participate? Love to see your personification of Indecision.

i appreciate your work lpfaust .....

@amanrazz thanks for the kind words. I appreciate the support.

I can't type as well as so many people on here, but know i realy enjoy reading the entries.

@zoef the support for the contest and the writers is appreciated as well. I'm sure the competitors appreciate picking up a new, active follower.

i hope they do :D

@lpfaust - Impressive work & congratulation for the all participants. Love you work Sir. Therefore, I wish to ReSteem your post.

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@lpfaust first of all you did great jobs on steemit. My wish with you:))

Big thumbs up

@raghwendra thanks for the support.

I see you have not yet upvoted this contest post and not yet resteemed it. Your contest entry is attached to the comment thread.

Unfortunately, I cannot accept your entry into the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #4 until all the requirements have been met. Please upvote and resteem the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #4 contest announcement before September 10, 2017 11:59 PM UTC, or I will be unable to include this entry for consideration.

Ah, I reinstalled this record.

@dlina-v-metrah thank you for upvoting and resteeming the original Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #4 blog post.

Congratulations, your entry has been accepted for the Rhapsodist Writing Challenge #4. Thank you for participating in this contest and good luck.

Great work and excellent post . congratulation ! 100% like and resteem

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'Rhapsodist Writing Contest #4', 'a prize of 10 SBDs up for grabs to the winner and a 5 SBD prize for the runner up' nice work @lpfaust

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Thanks for your Valuable Writing Contest. great video .have a nice day @lpfaust.