After ending my One Sentence Challenge, I had a hard time coming up with a new, literary-relevant challenge for the writers who read my blog to participate in. I first leaned on flash fiction. I’ve ran flash fiction challenges before and I thought, “why not do it again?” Then I had this feeling, a proto-emotion gut feeling that this was the wrong way to go. After thinking on paper about it for a while I came the challenge outlined in the title.
Description is something vital for writers of all varieties yet we take the act of describing anything for granted. It is also something writers hardly seek to practice, as if virtue of human lived-experience is enough to write description. The Description Challenge is my small way of trying to subvert this perceived condition, and it is my hope that other writers will enjoy participating. As for the prompts, I will keep them vague and have you, the reader seek out that general concept within your life. I will select the winners each week based on both the merit of craft and creativity/originality.
Your prompt today is to describe your childhood home. Feel free to leave out any geographically relevant information, the goal is to capture the unique essence of the object being described.
Leave a comment with your response to this prompt. Thanks for participating and have fun!
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