Rhapsodist Writing Contest #7 – The Dust Cover Autobiography of a Life Not Lived
The seventh challenge of the Rhapsodist Writing Contest is to write the dust cover autobiography of the life you were not courageous enough to live. Our lives are fraught with different opportunities, paths, and choices we each need to make in an instant. However upon reflection, each of us realize at key points, had we decided differently, our lives would have been completely different. What is the dust cover biography of that other life?
For some inspiration, please check out the YouTube clip below from the movie The Family Man starring Nicholas Cage. In this YouTube clip, Jack Campbell (Nicholas Cage) had everything which classically defines success in the modern world. He is a wealthy investment banker with every creature comfort one could possibly imagine, but a single defining moment in his life could have led him to an unlived life and a new definition of success he has never considered. In this film, he has the opportunity to live that life in a "glimpse."
The contest will run through Sunday, October 1, 2017, 11:59 PM UTC. A prize of 10 SBDs is up for grabs to the winner and a 5 SBD prize for the runner-up. I will be the judging this sixth 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, October 1, 2017, 11:59 PM UTC.
- The contest winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 4, 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.