As we move on the the fourth edition of the Picture Fiction Challenge I can tell you that this thing has become a much bigger success than I could have ever imagined. And, there have been some excellent stories written, so it has been a whole lot of fun blog-hoppin' and reading up on your stories. I would like to take this opportunity give my thanks for participating to those who do, and also a big Thank You to those who do not participate, but still show up to read and comment on the stories.
Any newcomers who would like to try their hand at this writing exercise are of course welcome - last month saw yet another couple of newbies who offered some really good stories. You will be able to access last months stories from the sidebar links all month.
And, don't forget to check out the ARCHIVES for previous PFC entries!
The deadline for PFC#4 will be set at May 14th - May 16th, which should give you ample time to write a story.
If you're new to the game, you might want to read through the rules below. If not - scroll on down and get a peek at the pictures for next months story!
Each picture below represents a certain aspect of the story. Analyze each picture and try to interpret what you see into the specific category the picture represents.
Character(s): The main character(s) of your story. This is the person(s) whose perspective the story is told through. You can have any number of additional characters, but the one(s) on this picture are who we will relate to.
Objective: This is the overall objective of the story. That which our main character is trying to achieve - what the MC is trying to reach. This is the objective of the story.
Setting: The place where the story unfolds.
Item: An item of significant* importance to the story.
Random: This could be a picture of anything at all, and what you see on that picture must have a significant* importance in the story you write.
*significant. That means that these things do not simply appear in a fleeting moment in the story. They hold an importance to the events that unfold, and are as such necessary to the outcome and progression of the story.
All of the picture representations must be present in the final story.
The story you write can be as long or short as you wish.
You can write the story in either first or third person perspective.
The story must be a fictional story.
DEADLINE & POSTING:
The deadline to post the story on your blog will be between 14th - 16th of May. Not sooner - not later! (Ideally, everyone posts on the 14th, but I'm giving you a couple extra days because there are many reasons one may not be able to post on a specific day)
Let me know in a comment when you have posted your contribution, so I can add a link to your blog (and story) in a list of all participants on my sidebar.
Read the other people's stories (only after you've posted your own) and comment on their writing.
Those are the rules and here are the pictures that we get to work with for Picture Fiction Challenge #4:
**********Remember! You can click the pictures here and go to the Flickr page they came from, so you can see higher resolution versions of them.
Lots of colorful pictures this time around, and I'm hoping to see lots of colorful stories to go with it in mid May.
Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the WWC!