March 1st, 2020

Adele:pink & yellow

Word of the Day 03/01/20 Philippic

Philippic (noun)
Philippic [ fi-lip-ik ]

1. any of the orations delivered by Demosthenes, the Athenian orator, in the 4th century b.c., against Philip, king of Macedon.
2. (lowercase) any speech or discourse of bitter denunciation.

tirade, screen, reproach, diatribe, exchange

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Origin: 1585–95; < Latin Philippicus < Greek Philippikós. See Philip, -ic

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Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Rare Pairs Prompt #23 (last day!)

OK EVERYONE! Pens down - or just about! Get those last words tidied up; use the last long prompt or grab a couple of short prompts to help you finish. AND.... POST! How did you do?

Here's the LAST 'long' prompt:

I need a new one, can you recommend your dentist/hairdresser/mechanic/dog groomer?

Need a short prompt or two? Give me some numbers between 1 and 150 and I'll give you some (hopefully) inspirational words. Note: some of these may be suggestive, but you don't have to use them that way, OR you may ask me for another word to replace the one/s you don't like, and I'll find you something that's more general.

REWARDS BANNERS will go to anyone who has linked works during the challenge period, or if you haven't linked by now (or don't care to; it's all good; as long as you created), let us know in this post how many words you did - number of graphics; total long fic words; number of short fics and total words altogether - any which way that you did the challenge, we want to know how you did and help you celebrate!

Welcome to the March Challenge! 3 Sentence Stories

"March is the month of expectation." - Emily Dickinson

Hi, and welcome to the March Challenge! I hope this month brings you good things, including words and art, or whatever creative endeavor is working for you right now. We're going to do our part, here, to make that happen with our 3 Sentence Challenge.  I'll be posting short prompts - and your challenge is to make a very short fic of them or create some art around them.

The rules are going to be pretty simple, easy and flexible - write three or more three sentence fics during the challenge period, or make three banners or 3 icons inspired by the prompt(s) and you earn a participation banner. Write nine ficlets/create nine graphics or more and you'll get a 'completion' banner.  Write eighteen ficlets or icons/banners you'll get a Master of 3 Sentence Fic banner, plus a few icons or a ficlet from me if you request that as an additonal reward.

Here's the only other thing I'll specify - while I sometimes like to literally write three sentences, I'm also a fan of what I'd call three beat short fics. So maybe some of mine will be five or six sentences, but three beats - 'this happened, that happened, then boom look what that caused!' So as long as your fic is either three sentences or three 'beats' then it qualifies. I'm sure that might drive some people up a wall if they're purists, and my apologies for that- but I'm not too big on hard and fast rules, so..... there you go.

You can post your works on each prompt, in one post at the end of the challenge, on your refrigerator - just let us know at the end @how much you wrote if you don't choose to post here. The challenge runs from now through April 15th at 11:55pm Eastern US.

Let's get started with prompt #1:
A lost treasure - Found

Let me know if I can answer any questions, and good luck!