TOPIC: Emerald City
SETTING: An “Oz” type setting is either figurative or a literal Emerald City. This means that your setting is a place where your character (a Dorothy type) is helping one, two, or three friends who each need something such as bravery, brains, or a heart to love.
3 HIGHLIGHTS: (include): Emerald City, facing a fear, and showing compassion
SUBMISSIONS: Post your story below where it says POST YOUR STORY OF 750-1,500 WORDS
WORD COUNT: 750-1,500
AWARDS: Each story will receive an award!
DEADLINE: Always due on the 25th of each month.
PRIZE: Winner receives a book!
SUBMISSIONS: Post your story below in the section provided while the contest is open.
OPTIONAL PROMPTS TO GET YOU STARTED:
You can find optional conflicts on pages 152-153 in “Writers 750 Emerald Workbook” written by H.M. Schuldt.
WINNER(S) and AWARDS will be announced on January 1, 2022.
3 ITEMS THAT MUST BE INCLUDED
1.) Emerald City – figurative or literal
2.) Facing a fear
3.) Showing compassion
Making Things Better
When a victim has a problem, it takes a bold hero with compassion to help make things better. For some people who live with a problem, the problem will continue unless some kind of compassionate intervention is made. Some people who live in captivity will remain in captivity until someone frees them.
Examples of Expressing Compassion
Examples of demonstrating compassion include the following: 1.) Giving basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing. 2.) Providing safety from danger – giving medical help or security help. 3.) Offering a sense of belonging, leading a group or a club. 4.) Showing appreciation for one another. 5.) Helping others see the meaning of life. 6.) Helping others use skills. 7.) Helping others take steps to live out having a servant’s heart.
Scarecrow, Lion, and Tin Man
Dorthy’s three friends each had a problem. Scarecrow needed brains. Lion needed bravery. Tin Man needed a heart to love. Her three friends could represent the mind (Scarecrow), body (Tin Man), and spirit (Lion). The lion seems to be the most ashamed in the story. Scarecrow is looking for his intellect. Tin Man seems to have lost his ability to love. In the story of the Wizard of Oz, how did each of her friends’ problems get resolved? What incidents occurred for them to find what they need?
CONTEST GUIDELINES – Skip over this section if you are familiar with the Writers 750 Program.
GENRE: Fantasy, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Crime, Comedy, Romance, or a mixture (No erotica)
The main purpose of this contest is to practice the skill of writing fiction, explore conflict and character development, write a new short stories, and receive good feedback.
RULES & DIRECTIONS –
• Type in English – a minimum of 750 words; a maximum of 1,500 words
• Post your title and word count total in the first line of your story posting.
• ONE entry per person, must be the writer’s original work, a final revision, and a new piece of writing. Please do not delete and re-post since this becomes confusing to the readers. Make sure to post your final revision.
Post your story in the comment section below.