Monday, January 20, 2014

Three Minutes as a Tour Guide

Normanday #112: Would an extraterrestrial enjoy seeing the world’s largest ball of twine?

You’re minding your own business when an odd-looking little creature approaches you. At first you think he’s a mutant frog, but then he speaks. He explains that he’s a traveller from another universe. He only has a little time to spend on Earth. Write for three minutes about where on Earth you’d take the extraterrestrial.

Email what you wrote to bigfootreads dot wernert at gmail dot com by the end of the day January 26 (put “Norman is Out of This World” in the subject line). I’ll post as many of my favorite entries as I want next Monday, but all entries will be entered in the raffle. Include your first name (or, even better, use a pen name) and age (unless you’re tortoise-old).

Nobody sent me anything for last week’s prompt which was to write for three minutes about…

…your observations of the people you encounter during the week.

Don’t forget, every month this year I’ll give away a Normanday Creative Writer’s Hundred-Percent-Visible-Prize Bundle. For a chance to win, just send me three minutes of writing based on one of that month’s weekly writing prompts. You can enter once each week for the month to increase your chances of winning.

Winners can choose between a children’s or teen prize bundle. Adults are welcome to enter, too.

The winner will choose between:

Children’s Normanday Creative Writer’s 
Hundred-Percent-Visible-Prize Bundle
  • Rory’s Story Cubes, Original
  • HOW WRITER’S WORK by Ralph Fletcher
  • Bigfoot Reads journal
  • Bigfoot Reads bookmarks

Teen’s Normanday Creative Writer’s 
Hundred-Percent-Visible-Prize Bundle
  • Rory’s Story Cubes, Actions
    by Ellen Potter and Anne Mazer, will illustrations by Matt Phelan
  • Bigfoot Reads journal
  • Bigfoot Reads bookmarks

Winners under 13-years old will need to have a parent or guardian send me mailing information. I can only mail prizes within the continential United States. (I’m a half-invisible turtle on a budget.)

You got all that? Okay, then, get writing! (And sending.)

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