Writing Challenge #12

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WEEKLY CHALLENGE #12

  1. WRITE: Let’s celebrate the carnival! Write an acrostic poem using the word… CARNIVAL 🙂 Have fun with it!

COMMENT: You MUST comment on FOUR other entries to qualify. If you do not, your entry will be disqualified from the challenge. Give and take… Keep the cycle going.

IMPORTANT In order to qualify, you MUST vote for your TOP TWO choices. If you don’t vote, you cannot win this challenge (even if you receive the most votes!). To vote, you need to reply to the email that goes out for the Weekly Challenges. In that email, if you scroll to the bottom, you will see all the information you need to vote for this challenge.You must join our mailing list in order to receive the weekly voting email. 

DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 14th at 11:59 p.m. PST. Voting booth will open for this challenge on Wednesday, June 15th, and the winners will be announced the following Wednesday, June 22nd.

CONGRATULATIONS: To the winners of Challenge #10… Claudine S., Lisa Doesburg and Doug Langille!

THIS CHALLENGE IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS!

Have fun!


Author Notes

128 Comments for “Writing Challenge #12”

says:

C oppery
A crid smell of
R ancid kettle corn
N oisily
I nduces
V omiting
A void the
L oop-de-loop

Marcia Yearwood

says:

hahahahehehe I’ll be sure to avoid the loop-de-loop cause I really like kettle cord! I like the short, to the point flow and how it looks on the page. Is there a name for it’s appearance on the page? (I’m still learning.) Good job Doug!

Writer's Carnival

says:

~WINNERS WILL BE PAID & PUBLISHED~
Writing Challenge #13 is up and there are only a few more days left to enter! Winners will be paid and published in the August 2016 issue of A Long Story Short. You can enter a flash fiction story, vignette or poem.

Don’t miss out! Enter here: https://www.writerscarnival.ca/writing-challenge-13/
Writer’s Carnival

says:

Carrying the Weight

Carrying the weight
As I recall the facts and configurations
Remembering his face, briefly in my mind
Now, carpenters reconstruct his dwelling
I hear the metal saws and the pounding of nails
Visualizing the scene that fateful night
After the bullets were fired
Long sheets of drywall and new carpet cover up the mess.

Anisa Claire

says:

Brilliant poem, Rebecca. I worked as a property manager for a decade and I had a really hard time coping with things like this. A murder would happen, or even just natural death, and immediately we set to work to cover it up… as though nothing happened. Eventually, it ate at me so much I had to leave the profession. I just felt that property managers, dealing with property and homes, had no time to consider the humans dwelling, but only the money to be made. Which, I get it… it’s a business, but too morbid for me.

Marcia Yearwood

says:

ohhh, scary! Wonder what happened that fateful night? Good job Becky!

Anisa, I can definitely relate since I also did Property Management. Death is not something you expect to deal with; but why? It’s inevitable.

Marcia Yearwood

says:

( Fun! In fact I wrote two versions, but chose this one.)

C – celebrate the Carnival!
A – amusement abounds
R – remarkable and risk taking, you’ll
N – never leave bored
I – incredible imaginations here
V – variety is the spice of life
A – an amazing adventure awaits
L – let’s live life learning!

Stephanie Walker

says:

Catapulting sharp objects in games at the fair
Aiming at targets that are plump full of air
Reeling with laughter when a balloon has been struck
Never believing such a thing as untimely bad luck
Insisting on winning the biggest grand prize
Vying for the stuffed critter with the brightest blue eyes
All around people are laughing with not a worry in sight
Lo, this is the true magic of the long carnival night!

says:

Oh, it’s like Calgary Stampeded midway! Deep fried Mars bars anyone?

Anisa Claire

says:

What a fun and beautiful poem, Stephanie! You had me in the moment, for one, but also wanting to know what happened next. Great job 🙂

Tim Hillebrant

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Capturing the challenges one by one
All while in a setting of frolic and fun.
Reaping the rewards of time spent learning with friends.
Negotiating genres, learning again and again.
Insightful comments, helpful edits too.
Verily I say, what’s a writer to do?
Access the site, learn what’s to be had.
Learn what you can, and please come back again!

Anisa Claire

says:

Hah! Cute, Tim. You kept the rhythm up for most of it, which is hard to do in an acrostic poem because your first letter is forced for the next line.

Marcia Yearwood

says:

Good one! I especially like the line, “Learn what you can and please come back again!” Thanks, I will!

says:

Calabash, gourd, bowl or basin
Apricot sauce, prunes and raisins
Raspberry juice, cranberry crasins
Nectar of pear with oats are amazing
Ita palm flour for baking cake
Vegan living gives meat a break
Alligator steak! Oh my goodness snake!
Lentils and leek soup I rather make.

Tim Hillebrant

says:

Hi Claudine,

You had me going with a hungry tummy until you mentioned lentils. Ew. LOL To each their own. Though I’ve a great broccoli slaw recipe that might fit, if you remove the bacon bits from it first.

Nicely done!
Tim

Anisa Claire

says:

Hahahaha! This is cute and clever, Claudine. Really fun twist on using the word carnival but still making this poem 100% unique.

says:

I have vegan friends… lol Your mention of Alligator and Snake totally cracked me up! Haha! I could see them cringing in disgust. I’d try them, tho. (WINK) This was an awesome fun poem!

Write On!
Becky

Emily Stephens

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C – calico curtains caress the casement, a change cathartiC
A – acrid air abandons the apartment and alleviates my atmospheric asphyxiA
R – refreshed, I reflect on reasons, realizations; ramblings I rarely remembeR
N – neglected notions now need my notice and I navigate a nervous negotiatioN
I – images intensify, innocence and injustice ignite an imbalance inside and I
V- visualize valiance, victory for the voiceless, I view valor and virtue with verVe
A – an author appears and I aspire for an answer around an altered agendA
L – love learning, leave a legacy, listen to lyrical language, to linguistics be loyaL

Anisa Claire

says:

Bravo! Not only did you pull off an awesome acrostic, you managed to use the same letter for your main words for each sentence! That’s one tough task. Very fun read.

Marcia Yearwood

says:

This is deep Emily. I especially like the line, “voice of the voiceless.”

Emily Stephens

says:

Thank you! V has some great words and I was thinking of some work I have recently been doing, some paradigm shifts.

Carol Moore

says:

C ome join us
A t Writers Carnival
R emain for the fun
N ew adventures
I n
V arious forms of writing.
A nd
L ive on

Emily Stephens

says:

Well done Carol. I love the phrase “New adventures In Various forms of writing” I think that captures this site nicely 🙂

Tim Hillebrant

says:

Pure genius, Carol! You captured WC perfectly, and executed it with this magnificent acrostic poem to boot!!

Well Done!

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C ramming my brain
A ll kinds of words
R anting and raving
N agging to get out
I nvading my sleep
V erbs, nouns and adjectives
A lliteration, onomatopoeia, synonyms, all screaming
L et me out, let me out!

Stephanie Walker

says:

I love this. This is what is going on in my brain every minute of every day. And all of it is clogged in the bottleneck of what I choose to express. This is an awesome description of the chaos in a creative mind! Very cool!

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